Last week, I reported that Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch terminated his representation relationship with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to be represented by Scott Boras of Boras Corp. While Boesch is a nice addition for Boras Corp., the company also recently lost a client. Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson left Boras and signed with The Legacy Agency (TLA).
Jackson has been a journeyman, playing for six different teams in the past five years. Boras was believed to have been pushing hard this past offseason to get Jackson a long term deal with a team, including rumored attempts to work something out with the New York Yankees. It’s hard to say that anyone settles for a 1-year, $11 million contract, but that is the term sheet that Jackson ended up signing with the Nationals. Expect The Legacy Agency to make a big push to secure a longer term deal for Jackson going into 2013.
After a recent effort where Jackson pitched seven scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said, ”Our guy was just spectacular. A couple little jams and he pitched out of them. He’s been pitching great all year.” If Jackson keeps it up, his market price will be quite high.