Last Friday Jon Heyman of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED scooped the ravenous Red Sox media by reporting that Manny Ramirez hired Scott Boras to rep him in his next contract negotiation.
We found the move a little perplexing, considering the man Ramirez fired, Greg Genske, granted him an exorbitant contract the last time around (eight years, $160M).
But then we were reminded that Boras also happens to rep six other prominent members of the Red Sox, including Daisuke Matsuzaka, J.D. Drew, Jason Varitek and Jacoby Ellsbury. So if anyone is going ram a ridiculous deal down Theo Epstein’s throat, it’s Boras. And we’re guessing the ARod debacle will also have the egg-faced Newport Beacher breaking out both barrels to shore up his reputation.
Another indication of where things might lead: Manny’s already getting the red out.