To ball clubs across the nation he is known as the most hated man in baseball. To the players, he is the man you can't afford to live without. Gerrit Cole, the newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, can attest to that. Under the guidance of Boras, he positioned himself as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft.
With Boras as his agent, the young pitcher out of UCLA is almost assured to land a contract somewhere between the absurd and the ridiculous. Knowing he negotiated the monster contracts that each changed the game of Baseball for these players, Cole should sleep very well tonight.