Scott Boras has established an excellent rapport with the Washington Nationals, and several of his big-name clients could benefit the Nats. Here are five to watch.
It is no secret that super-agent Scott Boras has built a great rapport with the Washington Nationals. The Nats’ 2017 Opening Day roster featured ten Boras clients, good for nearly half the roster.
Jayson Werth, Stephen Drew, and Oliver Perez are all Boras clients who have since hit the open market, but the Nats’ roster is still littered with players represented by the super-agent. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as Boras represents many of the most talented players in the league, but there is an obvious connection.
The Nats have had a history of signing Boras clients late in the off-season, and could do so again this year. Max Scherzer and Matt Wieters were both signed within a month of the start of Spring Training, and both deals were believed to be products of Boras’ relationship with the Nats.
Now, several of Boras’ big-ticket clients remain on the open market a month away from Spring Training. The Nats have laid low all off-season, but they could come out of hiding to add or extend yet another Boras client.
The Nats do not have any glaring holes, but it would not come as a surprise to anyone if they once again signed a Boras client late in the off-season. Some might even say it would be business as usual.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at five Boras clients to keep an eye on throughout the remainder of the off-season.