Scott Boras is already marketing his new client, even while the owners and players are making little headway on a new collective bargaining agreement."It fits all organizations," he told Mark Berman of Fox when asked which teams should pursue superstar free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa. "We've seen organizations that are in development mode go out and get players like that. We've seen organizations that want to sustain championship levels like you would expect in Houston. And then we've seen organizations who are close but not quite there go and get these types of players." Scott Boras on # of teams who may try to sign Carlos Correa:"We've seen organizations n development mode get players like that&we've seen organizations that want to sustain championship levels,like u would expect in Houston-It's always good business to have the rarity of players pic.twitter.com/cRYkywszjb Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 20, 2022 After entering the offseason with different representation, Correa retained Boras earlier this week as his new agent. Known for getting the most for his clients, Boras landed huge deals for a couple of players prior to the lockout, including Corey Seager's $325-million deal and Marcus Semien's $175-million contract with the Texas Rangers."He has all the elements that create what we have normally seen as valuations at the top, at the Everest, of what contracts should be," Boras continued when asked if Seager's contract helps inform Correa's market.Correa, 27, opened the offseason reportedly seeking a deal that would exceed Francisco Lindor's $341-million extension with the New York Mets. Reports indicate not much has changed for the two-time All-Star, and he will be seeking a deal worth $330-350 million once the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.The former first overall pick has been tied to multiple teams this winter, including the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and incumbent Astros. With Seager signed, he's the top shortstop remaining on the market. Trevor Story is his most direct competition.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Some great prospects are about to find a home on the Rangers. I wrote about their future at some length back on December 1 after they d signed Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Jon Gray and Kole Calhoun. Click here if you d like to mosey through their organizational outlook in Prospect News: Texas Rangers Wrangle a Future For Their Jung.
So it begins.Major League Baseball and the players' union plan to hold a bargaining session Thursday, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN.The league is expected to present the MLBPA with its first core economic proposal since locking the players out Dec. 2, when the previous collective bargaining agreement expired. It'll be held via video, The Athletic's Evan Drellich adds.This meeting will also mark the first substantive conversation between the two sides since the beginning of the lockout 40 days ago.The owners instituted a lockout at the beginning of December, ending a 26-year stint of labor peace. It also halted a free-agent period that saw clubs combine to spend more than $1 billion, headlined by Corey Seager's $325-million deal with the Texas Rangers. Five other players - Marcus Semien, Javier Baez, Max Scherzer, Robbie Ray, and Kevin Gausman - also secured nine-figure deals.Pitchers and catchers typically begin reporting to spring-training camp in mid-February. However, that would be in jeopardy if a new CBA isn't ratified by then.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.