According to the Lohud blog, Mark Teixeira has dropped Scott Boras as his agent. Teixeira, who is already signed for bazillions of dollars, apparently wants to focus more on charity work, and everyone knows Boras' inability to negotiate with charities.
"I tried to set up a sponsorship with Habitat for Humanity." Explained Mark Teixeira. "Boras, told them I needed $12 million up front plus a luxury suite in every city I would visit for them. I tried to tell him that it was charity work, but Boras didn't get it. He was all like 'Look at these numbers, my client can hit homeruns, and homeruns equal revenue streams for your organization.' The people at Habitat didn't know what to say. Boras then pretended to take a phone call, and when he got off he says 'That was the Ronald McDonald House, they're willing to pay $18 million! The market is shaping up, but my client really wants to work for you. Lets make a deal.' It was really embarrasing. Every time the negotiations would take a turn, he would pretend to take a call from Ronald McDonald himself. 'Ronald, is that you? What's that? Free happy meals for life? Habitat doesn't even want to include meals!' I didn't know what to do."
For now, Teixeira would prefer to work with another agent who is more familiar with charity negotiations.