MLB Free Agency: Examining the Scott Boras Factor

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MLB Free Agency: Examining the Scott Boras Factor
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There is one name that is heard most often among baseball circles this time of year, and it is not the name of a player.

His name is synonymous with money and power in Major League Baseball. His name is Scott Boras; quite possibly the greatest sports agent that has ever lived.

Few men, if any, have a better understanding of how the rules in MLB are written. He is a man who has the innate ability to get his clients every penny that they are worth in a free-market forum.

That is why so many men flock to him for representation.

Some of the biggest names in baseball turn to Scott Boras for his expertise, and he always delivers.

Boras has been in the business for 28 years and has negotiated hundreds of contracts in that time. His specialty has been setting records in terms of player compensation.

He's done it time and time again.

Here is a look at some of the more recent contractual accomplishments he has generated, as well as a look at some of his key tactics and how it will have an impact on this year's market and beyond.

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