I don’t have a ton to add on this one; I think Michael Rosenberg nails it when discussing Scott Boras’s disingenuous comments regarding Ivan Rodriguez. If I had to find one word that best describes, it would be disingenuous. He’s rarely straightforward and always calculating, and that’s why he’s the best agent in the game by far.
Rosenberg mentions that Boras’s approach indicates that he doesn’t think Rodriguez could earn a $13MM deal on the open market. I agree – the Tigers probably value Pudge more highly than other teams because he’s symbolic for them. Rodriguez’s situation has of course been discussed internally by the Tigers, but they’ve yet to meet with Boras or Rodriguez on the topic.