Austin Jackson To Be Represented By Scott Boras

Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson signed on to be represented by agent Scott Boras, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com (via Twitter).  Jackson was previously represented by Hendricks Sports.

Jackson, 25, is set to be arbitration eligible for the first time this winter and can hit the open market after the 2015 season.  The centerfielder joined the club in the winter of 2009 in a three-way deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees.  Jackson has had a strong season in his third year with Detroit, hitting .300/.377/.479 with 16 homers in 617 plate appearances.  For other Boras clients and clients of other agents, check out MLBTR's Agency Database.


13 Responses to Austin Jackson To Be Represented By Scott Boras Leave a Reply

  1. RedSx799 3 years ago

    Money money money money, MONEY!

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    The leech has found himself another victim. So much for Detroit’s hopes (if they had any) of attempting to sign him LT.

    Guess Detroit will be drafting CF within the next 2-3 years and look for a replacement. So happy when Boras is out of representing players, or someone releases damaging information regarding him that has to be out there, beyond what Sheffield did several years back.

    • NickinIthaca 3 years ago

      What did Sheffield say about him?

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Googled real quick and didn’t find it (didn’t look hard admittedly) but as recall.. Money disappeared early on in Sheff’s career and Sheffield blamed Boras over that. Not the tit for tat where both were just bad mouthing that can google up and was everywhere in the sport news, but was over missing cash.

  3. 2015 is far enough away to wait and see about giving him more money. Yeah he had a good season but if he has a terrible 2013 and 2014 even Boras can’t salvage that.

    • MisterBill 3 years ago

      If that happens, Boras will find a sucker who can be convinced that the bad seasons are an anomoly and he can return to 2012 form.

  4. tomymogo 3 years ago

    Agents…… God why does every good player has to be represented either by Scott Boras or Dan Lozano, are they really that good?

    • Dynasty22 3 years ago

      They have a proven track record of getting players good deals, so yes they are that good.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Boras especially gets the “upper crust” of players good money. I wouldn’t say he does very well with the lower 70-75% of players he takes to FA, probably does many a disservice even, or did before they changed the CBA where they could be offered arbitration and he would auto refuse without ever considering accepting.

        A point of reason so many in that lower 70-75% of players got rid of him after being cost millions. Like he doesn’t have time for them.

        You ever notice any of his lower echelon of players signing before the winter meetings when generally few jobs are available for the skills many of those types possess? So often they are left out in the cold and left with MiLB jobs and invites to ST, where others get paying MLB jobs… Boras is prancing around trying to get his “show”, or “ego feeding” clients jobs instead…

    • Brandon 3 years ago

      As fans we hate Boras but the reason we do so is because he is great at what he does. Gets guys top dollar.

  5. *ccckkckkchchchhshhhhh* Bravo Base, we’ve lost another one! He’s going down! Send a rescue team, NOW!

  6. Mike1L 3 years ago

    Given that Jackson could be viewed as a premier player, it’s probably a good move. Boras always extracts big bucks for the top tier. He’s decidedly less good with the rest, especially the former stars now looking for a decent slot. There’s an interesting interplay with them. They remember when he got them top dollar by extolling their virtues, and he still mouths the same words, but his pocketbook isn’t in it, and neither are his efforts. If they didn’t have as much ego, they would find a different agent for their last few years.

  7. Jon Taddeo 3 years ago

    Still angry that the Yankees traded this kid; I was so excited to see him come up through the farm system before they threw him away for three sub-.250 years from Granderson, a trade I hated from the start…AJax is exactly the kind of player we need in the lineup now

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