June 12, 2015 |
Cornelius Randolph has two options: a full scholarship to play baseball at Clemson, or a signing bonus in the millions and a contract with the Phillies. The Phillies' first-round pick said Wednesday he's "pretty confident" that a deal will be made soon with the team. "We'll see how it goes, though. " On Monday, the Phillies used the 10th overall pick in the draft on Randolph, who signed a letter of intent in November to play baseball at Clemson. Randolph is being advised by agent Scott Boras, one of baseball's most powerful figures.
December 13, 2004 |
Scott Boras stopped in the lobby of the Marriott hotel last night to give an update to reporters on the status of negotiations involving his mega-class of free agents. The agent of the stars was approached by three wide-eyed youngsters who carried baseballs and pens. Boras signed the baseballs, then hinted that he could be signing off on some contracts for his players today. "I'm close to signing some of my clients, yes," said Boras, adding that he believed he would have some announcements today.
March 19, 2012
This was originally posted on the Daily News' Phillies blog at www.philly.com/highcheese . We'll probably never know for sure what, exactly, went down between the Phillies and Scott Boras this offseason. As you probably remember, longtime setup man Ryan Madson had been under the impression that Boras and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. were closing in on a deal worth $44 million over 4 years when the Phillies announced that they had signed Jonathan Papelbon to a 4-year, $50 million contract.
May 14, 2011
They grow up fast, these emerging phenoms Kansas City Royals phenom Eric Hosmer has been in the bigs a little over a week, but already has his people (and by "people" we mean agent Scott Boras ) talking about free agency. The 6-foot-4 first baseman has been making a splash since his debut May 6, hitting a nifty .333, with two homers and five RBIs in the six games before Friday's game against Detroit for the surprisingly relevant Royals. But when a suggestion was made earlier this week that maybe the Royals should sign the 21-year-old future star to a long-term contract, Boras quickly put the kibosh on that notion.
November 9, 2012 |
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Last winter, Scott Boras accused the Phillies of backing out from an agreed-upon contract with Ryan Madson. This winter, the super agent represents Michael Bourn, one of the top outfielders on the market and certainly of interest to the Phillies. Bourn is also a potential target of the Washington Nationals, a team with which Boras has done a great deal of recent business. He represents five players on the Nationals, and only one, Domonic Brown, with the Phillies.
March 7, 2012 |
Never reluctant to stick his nose into somebody else's business, super-agent Scott Boras said the owners of the New York Mets are hurting baseball and should sell the team. Boras even pretended he gave a hoot about the poor deprived Mets fans, when he really wants a big-wallet owner in the nation's biggest market, who will join in the bidding for his free-agent clients. (Do you really think he wanted Ryan Madson to land in Upper Kentucky, a.k.a. Cincinnati?) Boras began his campaign a month ago, quipping that the Mets and Dodgers "used to shop in the steaks aisle and now they're in the fruits and nuts section.
December 8, 2011 |
DALLAS - The dream of a bullpen with Jonathan Papelbon as the closer and Ryan Madson as his setup man with closer experience officially ended Wednesday night. Scott Boras, the agent for Madson, said his client declined the offer of salary arbitration that would have allowed the 31-year-old pitcher to remain with the Phillies on a one-year contract. "Ryan was always going to remain a free agent," Boras said. Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez also declined arbitration by the midnight deadline.
November 6, 2012 |
If Ryan Madson and his agent, Scott Boras, get their way, the veteran reliever will not return to the Phillies in 2013. Boras said Sunday that Madson wants to remain a closer and that "a lot of teams have already expressed interest" in him in that role. That, of course, would erase Madson from the Phillies' plans because they already have Jonathan Papelbon in the closer's spot. Madson, 32, converted 32 of 34 saves in his only full season as the Phillies' closer in 2011 and hoped to cash in as a free agent last offseason.
March 29, 1998 |
The next face-to-face meeting between the Phillies' brass, J. D. Drew and Drew's agent, Scott Boras, could come as soon as Wednesday in New York. But in the meantime, Boras has proposed another idea: Trade J. D. A day after the Phillies made their first contract proposal to their No. 1 pick in nine months, Boras said yesterday that he had initiated his call to the Phillies on Friday "to discuss alternatives that would enable the Philadelphia Phillies to receive compensation for J. D. and for J. D. to potentially move to another club.
November 9, 2011 |
BY THE TIME the Phillies began their National League Division Series against the Cardinals, they had already identified the bullpen as the chief concern for the offseason. Dominant setup man/closer Ryan Madson was scheduled to become a free agent, which would leave Jose Contreras as their only veteran reliever signed for 2012. Yesterday, there were strong indications that the Phillies were nearing the finish line in negotiations with agent Scott Boras on a multiyear deal for Madson.