Robinson Cano's decision to fire Scott Boras yesterday in favor of Jay-Z's newest venture — Roc Nation Sports — caused quite the stir in the media. Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote that Boras was "blindsided" by Cano's decision. Here's more on the situation…
- Rosenthal corrects his earlier statement that Boras will receive commission on Cano's $15MM salary in 2013 by noting that Cano's former agent Bobby Barad will receive that commission (Twitterlinks).
- Jay-Z is still waiting to be formally certified as an agent, writes Rosenthal. The rapper is one of three representatives from his company, Roc Nation, to receive temporary limited certification. Meanwhile, Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA is the only person currently certified to represent Cano.
- Boras was caught off-guard by Cano's decision to change representation, writes Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger. “Robinson is a fine guy. Obviously between the 20th of March and the start of the season, he received a lot of information. Obviously a lot of promises. A lot of things came his way. I don’t know specifically what they are. But this happened very, very quickly," said the agent.
- While this is indisputably a big blow for Boras, he can argue that it's a different situation because of Jay-Z and he wasn't dumped for another baseball agent, writes Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
Steve Adams contributed to this post.