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December 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
NASHVILLE -- The Detroit Tigers say they have no interest in closer Rafael Soriano. The agent for Soriano refuses to believe it. Soriano opted out of a contract with the New York Yankees that would have guaranteed him $14 million next season. With major-market teams either set for a closer or reluctant to spend big money to sign one, Boras has not yet found a team to give Soriano the expected multiyear contract. The Tigers, who bid farewell to Jose Valverde after his disastrous postseason, say their closer will be 21-year-old rookie Bruce Rondon.
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December 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Angels would be pleased to sign Matt Garza and Raul Ibanez and call it a winter. Garza would join Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson atop the starting rotation, followed by youngsters Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs . Ibanez would replace the departed Mark Trumbo at designated hitter. By Wednesday, the day after they traded Trumbo, the Angels had discussed the parameters of a deal with Ibanez. The Angels are uncertain whether they can afford Garza.
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April 2, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired Scott Boras as his agent Tuesday morning. Rapper Jay-Z announced the formation of a new sports representation group, Roc Nation Sports, on the same day. In related news, Jay-Z's group already has landed a big-name client: Cano, who will be a free agent at the end of this season unless he re-signs with the Yankees before then. Roc Nation, an entertainment company that represents such acts as Rihanna, Shakira and Timbaland, is teaming with Creative Artists Agency, which already has a baseball group that says it has negotiated $100-million-plus contracts for Ryan Braun, Matt Cain, Ryan Zimmerman and Buster Posey.
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April 2, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired Scott Boras as his agent Tuesday morning. Rapper Jay-Z announced the formation of a new sports representation group, Roc Nation Sports, on the same day. In related news, Jay-Z's group already has landed a big-name client: Cano, who will be a free agent at the end of this season unless he re-signs with the Yankees before then. Roc Nation, an entertainment company that represents such acts as Rihanna, Shakira and Timbaland, is teaming with Creative Artists Agency, which already has a baseball group that says it has negotiated $100-million-plus contracts for Ryan Braun, Matt Cain, Ryan Zimmerman and Buster Posey.
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December 6, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
As the Dodgers face a Sunday deadline to sign South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, the team remains at odds with agent Scott Boras over just how much Ryu should be paid. "I think all of us agree the guy is a No. 3 pitcher in the major leagues," Boras said. "It's something that [Dodgers General Manager] Ned [Colletti] and I have to work out. But it is going to have to be done within the standards of what other teams have done with other international players. " So far, so good.
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February 28, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
Stop it, both of you. Put down those egos. Unclench that pride. Get up off the arrogance. Stop it, now, or both of you will lose, and the price of this defeat will be far higher than anything being negotiated. After a winter of slings and arrows, one thing has become outrageously unfortunate. The biggest obstacles to Manny Ramirez's being a Dodger are the two guys trying to make him a Dodger.
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December 10, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
Here's what I learned or noticed while spending the day at the baseball meetings in the Bellagio. * Joe Torre and Ned Colletti are staying at the Wynn instead of the Bellagio because they get free rooms. Under owners Frank & Jamie McCourt -- if not players, then rooms. * Got a private audience with agent Scott Boras, the number of room service carts lined up in his 31st-floor suite suggesting someone is really going to pay to get Mark Teixeira.
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April 8, 2001 | ROSS NEWHAN, Ross Newhan, The Times' National Baseball Writer, has covered the sport for 40 years. He will be inducted into the writers wing of baseball's Hall of Fame in August
Scott Dean Boras has a doctorate in industrial pharmacology and a law degree from the University of the Pacific. He has done quite nicely for a former minor league infielder who recognized his limitations as a player and considered baseball--as he still does for young players--to be an opportunity rather than a career. His career, he envisioned, would be in medical malpractice, but life takes strange twists.
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June 11, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN
The adjective du jour is "extraordinary." Scott Boras uses a thesaurus better than anyone in baseball. He has advertised players as special, as premium, as iconic. For Stephen Strasburg, and for Boras' mission to get him paid as if he were a free agent rather than a draft pick, baseball's most powerful agent has chosen "extraordinary." As in: "The equation of how an extraordinary talent fits in really has little or nothing to do with the other aspects of the draft."
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August 23, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The money could have been greener on the other side of free agency — and the country — but not necessarily the grass. Jered Weaver endeared himself to a legion of sports fans, if not his agent, on Tuesday when he acknowledged hours before the Angels' game against the Chicago White Sox that he had allowed a considerable hometown discount to sign a five-year, $85-million contract extension. The 28-year-old right-hander and two-time All-Star, who grew up in Simi Valley and played at Long Beach State, would have become a free agent after 2012.
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December 6, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
As the Dodgers face a Sunday deadline to sign South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, the team remains at odds with agent Scott Boras over just how much Ryu should be paid. "I think all of us agree the guy is a No. 3 pitcher in the major leagues," Boras said. "It's something that [Dodgers General Manager] Ned [Colletti] and I have to work out. But it is going to have to be done within the standards of what other teams have done with other international players. " So far, so good.
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December 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
NASHVILLE -- The Detroit Tigers say they have no interest in closer Rafael Soriano. The agent for Soriano refuses to believe it. Soriano opted out of a contract with the New York Yankees that would have guaranteed him $14 million next season. With major-market teams either set for a closer or reluctant to spend big money to sign one, Boras has not yet found a team to give Soriano the expected multiyear contract. The Tigers, who bid farewell to Jose Valverde after his disastrous postseason, say their closer will be 21-year-old rookie Bruce Rondon.
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November 10, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Ryu Hyun-jin could immediately be a No. 3 starter in a major league rotation, according to his agent. “He's ready to pitch in the big leagues right now,” Scott Boras said. “He's not a developmental project.” The Dodgers bid $25.7 million to win a league-wide auction for the right to negotiate with Ryu, a seven-time South Korean All-Star. Ryu and the Dodgers have 30 days to reach an agreement. Ryu intends to be a starting pitcher, according to Boras. How the Dodgers want to use Ryu will be one of the factors he will consider when deciding whether to sign with the Dodgers or return to the Hanwha Eagles.
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June 30, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp said Saturday that he intends to return to the Dodgers lineup July 13 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium, the first game after the All-Star break. "I'll be ready," Kemp said. Kemp has played in only two of the Dodgers' last 45 games because of a strained left hamstring. He is planning to go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment in the coming week. The assignment could start as early as Tuesday with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. He is expecting to miss the All-Star gamebut will take part in the Home Run Derby on July 9. "I'm doing it," Kemp said of the derby.
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May 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
No hits,no regrets Philadelphia's Cole Hamels and the Angels' Jered Weaver were born a year apart, Hamels in San Diego and Weaver in Northridge. Each made his major league debut in May 2006. The career numbers are strikingly similar. Hamels has pitched 1,194 innings, Weaver 1,176. Hamels is 77-55 with a 3.38 earned-run average, 297 walks and 1,127 strikeouts. Weaver is 86-47 with a 3.24 ERA, 315 walks and 1,022 strikeouts. Yet one number will be dramatically different, the number following the dollar sign.
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May 5, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Don't be surprised if the relationship between Scott Boras and the Dodgers improves with the new ownership group in charge. Boras has a strong relationship with top executive Stan Kasten and is likely to have a suite at Dodger Stadium. He has had a highly visible one at Angel Stadium for years. … Kasten is wasting no time trying to get his hands around the facility issues at Dodger Stadium. He will get a visit from design guru Janet Marie Smith this week when she's in Los Angeles on Rose Bowl business.
SPORTS
October 24, 2009
Not sure what was worse -- watching the Angels melt down Tuesday night, or having to see Scott Boras' face on every single pitch. Brian Haueter Ventura
NEWS
August 8, 2007
Baseball: An article about the Angels' negotiations with one of their draft choices, Matt Harvey, in Tuesday's Sports section quoted agent Scott Boras as saying, "The Angels wrote a letter and called once; they haven't made an offer." Boras, who is advising Harvey, was referring to contact between the team and Harvey's family. NCAA rules prohibit Boras from dealing directly with the Angels because Harvey has signed a letter of intent with the University of North Carolina.
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January 27, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Prince Fielder's landing in Detroit was a big surprise, but it turns out the Tigers were not the most unexpected entrant in the sweepstakes. The Dodgers were secretly in at the end too, losing out only when the Tigers upped the ante after learning last week that Victor Martinez had severely injured a knee and probably will sit out the upcoming season. Needing a middle-of-the-lineup bat to protect Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers ponied up a nine-year, $214-million contract and on Thursday introduced Fielder as their newest member.
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August 23, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The money could have been greener on the other side of free agency — and the country — but not necessarily the grass. Jered Weaver endeared himself to a legion of sports fans, if not his agent, on Tuesday when he acknowledged hours before the Angels' game against the Chicago White Sox that he had allowed a considerable hometown discount to sign a five-year, $85-million contract extension. The 28-year-old right-hander and two-time All-Star, who grew up in Simi Valley and played at Long Beach State, would have become a free agent after 2012.
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