Baseball super agent Scott Boras mentioned recently to Yahoo Sports that he has no interest in discussing a long-term contract extenision for Royals rookie slugger Eric Hosmer.â†µ
Boras represents other top first basemen such as Mark Teixeira and Prince Fielder who both have been through the situation before. Texeira turned down a 2007 extension offer from the Rangers before being eventually traded, and the Brewers will face a similar situation with Fielder this summer as well.â†µ
"Athletes have to know that you have to look at the market you’re in," Boras said. "You can’t look at the markets of the past. For players like Hosmer, as you go back and look, as [Mark] Teixeira had his own market and [Prince] Fielder had his own market, Hosmer will have his own. And something tells me it’s going to be a rather eventful one."â†µ
While Hosmer posted solid numbers in his first week in the big leagues, you know it wasn’t long before Mr. Boras would try to rain on the parade.