TheYanks04 wrote:It is hard to believe anyone would sign Maggs without a phycial and a workout. Boras has to be Houdini himself to pull that one off. That or there will be major escape clauses in the contract for the team.
As to Phil Rogers writing articles not based on fact and full of guess work, ineundo and probably leaks/wishful thinking from Chicago management...isn't that what Peter "the Boston Schill" Gammons has done for decades to earn himself a place in the HOF for "journalists"/"writers"? Only real difference is Gammons has done it so well as to get into Baseball tonight and ESPN with his "if I throw enough rumors out there, eventually one will be right" nonsense.
Hard to believe, but its the truth. Boras is the modern day version of Houdini - the guy is simply the best agent in all of sports. Like him or dont, its not the point. He gets the absolute most for his players be it through crooked negotiations, media leaks, or pure hype. Im positive he and the Tigers were in cahoots in driving up prices for some of his other FAs the last couple yrs in exchange for getting preferential treatment in negotiations for his AllStars coming off injuries.
As for Maggs contract, there will be multiple performance and health incentives - thats a given. DDombrowski wouldnt touch him without it.