Overwhelming A-Rod Coverage
Rumors begin that A-Rod will opt out of his contract with the Yankees and sign a big deal with the Cubs that includes a stake in the franchise. Boras asks the Yankees for something around $500 million in return for A-Rod’s services for the next 10 years. Hank Steinbrenner makes it clear that if A-Rod opts out of his current Yankees contract, then so long A-Rod. Yankees refuse to negotiate with Scott Boras. A-Rod negotiates a new deal with the Yankees without the help of Boras, taking Warren Buffett’s advice. A-Rod tells 60 Minutes that he has not been speaking to Boras.
All caught up now?
The latest: A-Rod will no longer use Boras to negotiate his marketing deals [A-Rod bats for Oseary’s team]. He has signed Guy Oseary, who also calls Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, and David Blaine his clients. There is no reason to believe that Boras is not A-Rod’s agent in terms of contractual negotiations with professional baseball teams. However, A-Rod may never need to sign another baseball-related contract until he retires. And even though the claim is that Boras had absolutely nothing to do with A-Rod’s negotiation with the Yankees, he will still get his standard 5% of the multi million dollar deal.
Listen here, A-Rod. I was born in South Florida. I like to spike my hair. We actually met once when you played for the Seattle Mariners (you, Griff, Buhner, Randy Johnson…). So if you decide to play until you are 50 and need someone to handle your next baseball deal (if you truly no longer wish to speak to Mr. Boras), feel free to give me a ring.