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There is only one reason Wieters should be sent down


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Scott Boras isn't the guy playing for our team.

He's the guy who is paid by the guy playing for our team to do what the guy playing for our team wants him to do.

If WIETERS wants an extension, Boras can do nothing except negotiate what Wieters wants.

That is something that far too many people ignore in all of this discussion.

And even if he's going to want an extension at some point, it makes sense to keep him down to gain an extra year of service time. Just like the Matusz discussion, this is a no brainer imo. Keep a guy down for a couple weeks at the beginning of a non-contending season in order to have him for an extra year when the team could be a contender.

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This is, of course, an assumption, but signing with Boras usually means that you want a nice paycheck.

If the stars align and the O's somehow work themselves into contention for multiple years, then Matt may develop an emotional attachment to the franchise, but you have to think that Boras will be in his ear telling him to think about his future.

An want Boras feel like an ass if his client gets a career ending injury?

By the way The Orioles Lose in the ninth today.

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Signed extension:

Prince Fielder

Matt Holliday

Jason Varitek (maybe-not sure whether his contract from 2002-04 was an extension)

Magglio Ordonez

That's a very rough list without looking through everyone, the info coming from Cot's.

Fielder & Holliday only signed extensions for their Arbitration years. Holliday as 5.00 years of service time and is signed through 2009. Fielder has 3.06 years if service time and is signed through 2010.

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Signed extension:

Prince Fielder

Matt Holliday

Jason Varitek (maybe-not sure whether his contract from 2002-04 was an extension)

Magglio Ordonez

That's a very rough list without looking through everyone, the info coming from Cot's.

four guys out of all those names. Those aren't very good odds.

If you bring Wieters north on OD, you better be absolutely sure that he extends. If there is absolutely any doubt in AM's mind that he can extend Wieters, he should keep him down.

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Sorry when you publicly say that you are going to get your client 100 million for four years and you are reduced to getting him 25 million for one year and a pay cut of 20 million for the second year, you lose.

Boras' public demands are always inflated. He said he wanted a $10 million dollar signing bonus for Weiters and he didn't get it. But what he got was still huge for a signing bonus. I'm pretty sure Tex's contract didn't meet Boras' 'demands' either. Whether a Boras-negotiated contract is a win for him or not has nothing to do with the number he floats to the press; those are just negotiating tactics. Not everything you read in the papers should be taken at face value, you know. ;)

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Boras has unreasonably lofty goals every year, but that doesn't stopping him from getting his players the best possible deal.

Manny could have gotten a better deal, If Booras had noty run his mouth about what he would get Manny. If he had never said that an opened it up to a normal negotiation of teams that had interest he could have done better earlier in the negotiations.

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A few weeks is such a small amount of time in the context of a baseball season, I can't believe anyone is willing to give up an extra year of Wieters in his prime for a handful of games this year.

I could argue that we would want him as happy as we can get him in order to increase the likelihood of signing him.

Insulting a player by forcing him to spend more time in the minors because of who his agent is doesn't seem like the way to do that.

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Manny could have gotten a better deal, If Booras had noty run his mouth about what he would get Manny. If he had never said that an opened it up to a normal negotiation of teams that had interest he could have done better earlier in the negotiations.

Like I said, Boras runs his mouth every year. That doesn't stop him from getting his clients record-breaking deals. Considering it seemed only one team was seriously in on Manny, he got a pretty good deal.

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Signed extension:

Prince Fielder

Matt Holliday

Jason Varitek (maybe-not sure whether his contract from 2002-04 was an extension)

Magglio Ordonez

That's a very rough list without looking through everyone, the info coming from Cot's.

Fielder and Holliday were only signed through their arbitration years.

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I could argue that we would want him as happy as we can get him in order to increase the likelihood of signing him.

Insulting a player by forcing him to spend more time in the minors because of who his agent is doesn't seem like the way to do that.

Is it because of who his agent is? Or is it just a smart business decision? The Rays did something similar with Longoria last season, as the Brewers did with Ryan Braun, neither of whom are represented by Boras, and both later signed long term deals. I think the Boras thing just happens to drive it home even more.

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Signed extension:

Prince Fielder

Matt Holliday

Jason Varitek (maybe-not sure whether his contract from 2002-04 was an extension)

Magglio Ordonez

That's a very rough list without looking through everyone, the info coming from Cot's.

Prince Fielder signed when he was only arbitration eligible. Did not lose any FA years.

Rocco Baldelli fired Boras because he wanted to sign an extension with the Rays.

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An want Boras feel like an ass if his client gets a career ending injury?

By the way The Orioles Lose in the ninth today.

Probably not. The client will feel like an ass.. Boras will just strike gold with another client and won't think twice. In my opinion, he has won too much for one oopsie to cause him to change his entire philosophy.

Boras failed with regards to Matt Harrington and I doubt it keeps Boras up at night.

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