Is it Werth the Trouble?
Jayson Werth, reportedly, may have dropped his agent, Jeff Boris, and is on the hunt for a new one. In Craig Calcaterra's article he expressed some suspicions that Werth may sign with, Scott Boras.
Rosenhaus and his client, the then, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens teamed up in 2005, for what proved to be one of the messiest exits in Philadelphia sports. Owens announced that he had hired a new agent, in April of that same year, Drew Rosenhaus, and hinted at the fact that he would seek to have his contract with the Eagles renegotiated.
Owens made $9 million in 2004, but it's noteworthy to mention that most of that was bonus money. His base salary was only $660,000. Owens, also was to make $4.5 million in 2005. Out of dissatisfaction, Owens, along with his new agent continued to lobby for a new contract.
After no agreement was met, Owens threatened to hold out of training camp until a deal was reached. He did, however, report to camp on time.
It probably won't get that ugly. But as stated in Calcaterra's article, the partnership of Werth and Boras almost makes Werth's departure certain.
You might notice, that I correlate the Eagles and the Phillies often. It's representative of the many years Philly felt the pain of the not-quite-good-enough club and have been on the brunt of unfortunate bad sporting fortune.
With that being said, despite it appearing as if we're facing another case of DeJa Vu, don't be alarmed. Even though this is similar, I'm here to assure you the Phils will be just fine.
Ruben Amaro, Jr. The man who just let Cliff Lee go on a "business decision," certainly will not put all of his eggs in a basket for Jayson Werth. He'll make moves, as he has in the past already. Why do you think Dominic Brown is up this year?
You can rest assured that the Phillies front office has their plan lined up and will sufficiently fill the holes, as they have with the departure of Aaron Rowand, one of my favorites at the time, Pat Burrell, and Cliff Lee. They've got it together.
While we thank Werth for what he's done here for us, it wouldn't be worth it to do back flips to keep him—and they just won't—nor should they.