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Just look at last year and this year with an example closer to home. If the Nats had signed Harper, it affects their ability to pay Rendon. Assuming Rendon wants to stay with Nats, maximizing Harper’s money hurts Rendon. He either has to take less money from the Nats or go somewhere else.

Yes, this isn’t how it actually happened, but very easily could have. I don’t see how he can competently represent all of these guys.
And yet, he does. He's literally the best in the world at this.


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And yet, he does. He's literally the best in the world at this.

You can be great at your job and get amazing result and and still fall short of a fiduciary standard.

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Players who sign with Boras know exactly what they're getting. There's a reason they sign with him. His track record of success outweighs the obvious conflict of interests, not to mention players hilariously don't care about that.

I don't know all the history of every player but I imagine a lot sign with him out of college because he can maximize draft earnings and then stick with him because it's easier and he's really good at navigating the arbitration process.

Additionally his company also is more than just him at this point.

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https://mobile.twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1203396733956481024

I view this as good news for Strasburg negotiations. Once the offers for Cole come in, Boras will have a good idea of how much to get Strasburg


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Trevor Rosenthal?
Yes. But only if he makes the team.


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Didi Gregorious to Phillies.

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Didi Gregorious to Phillies.
Is he playing third?

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Astros reportedly shopping Carlos Correa.

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Adam Jones signs with Orix Buffaloes in Japan’s NPB.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B56pRhwBGic/

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Adam Jones signs with Orix Buffaloes in Japan’s NPB.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B56pRhwBGic/

Taking his talents to the Far East.

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Yankees sign Cole  - 9 /$324 million

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Adam Jones signs with Orix Buffaloes in Japan’s NPB.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B56pRhwBGic/
I know one's situation changes over time and money talks, but it's a bit ironic that Jonesy wouldn't go from Baltimore to Philadelphia because of the disruption to his family, but Japan ... cool, bro.

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9 countries have a lower GDP than Gerrit Cole right now

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Cole is making trout money

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Cole is making trout money
So is Stras, Arenado, and probably Rendon.

It's pretty obvious that Trout took a big discount

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I know one's situation changes over time and money talks, but it's a bit ironic that Jonesy wouldn't go from Baltimore to Philadelphia because of the disruption to his family, but Japan ... cool, bro.

Very reasonable choice. The right choice.

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Very reasonable choice. The right choice.
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Likes tempura more than cheesesteaks.
Or (on a serious note) wants an interesting, international experience for his family. Take it while you can get it!

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Or (on a serious note) wants an interesting, international experience for his family. Take it while you can get it!
Or got lots of money!