Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wei-Yin Chen signs with Scott Boras

Wei-Yin Chen #16 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the Opening Day game on April 8, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
I would not necessarily call this major news; however, this week, Oriole left Wei-Yin switched agents.
He has hired Scott Boras. You all know who he is.

From the Baltimore Sports Report: Wei-Yin Chen has hired super agent Scott Boras to represent him according to a tweet from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The O’s lefty signed a three year, $11.388 million deal with Baltimore prior to the 2012 season and has impressed in his first 38 big league starts.

MLB Trade Rumors and Orioles Hangout have more of the news.

A co-worker with the company I work for stopped me in the hallway and mentioned this to me.
Then he went into a diatribe on how Scott Boras is the worst things that happened to baseball, and on and on.

I say ‘whatever’.

Right now, Chen going to Scott Boras isn’t a big deal. He’s with the team until 2014, and has an option for 2015. It’s not like his deal is up after the season.

Sports agent Scott Boras (R) talks with Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner (L) during pregame warmups at Nationals Park August 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. Boras represents Stephen Strasburg, a right handed pitcher from San Diego State University and the overall first round pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft, who signed with the Nationals earlier this week wth a record contract for an amateur player.

As for Boras, I have nothing against him as a fan – or blogger. He’s good at his job, seems to have a lot of players under his stable and does well for his clients.

Hell, professional – and even collegiate sports – is a big business.

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