RocketsDWM wrote:AmishRakeFight2005 wrote:GreenMonsterGoon wrote:David Wells and Doug Mirabelli to SD for Mark Loretta and Okunuri. The Boston Globe insists it may happen.
All this is is fodder to make Scott Boras come back to the table with a deal with less years. Nothing more, nothing less.
Don't be surprised when you start hearing the Sox are after Pierre or Gathright.
Are you talking in terms of Damon re-signing? Not sure if I see how it affects those talks.
Simple. Scott Boras, Damon's agent, is trying to get an inflated contract in terms of years and dollars. There are only a handful of teams that can pay it. The Yankees usually get involved to drive up the price of a player by saying they're interested. The Sox do the same.
However, in this case the Sox are going to start saying they are interested in other CFs so that Boras comes back to the table. When Boras sits down the Sox are going to lowball him making it seem they have other options like Loretta in CF or Gathright or Pierre. Therefore Boras has to lower the terms of the deal...maybe not in $$ but certainly in years. Noone in their right mind will give out a seven year deal at 12mil a season. Ain't going to happen. Especially a 33 year old guy with a propensity to run into walls.