Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Teixeira Drops Boras

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.


cheshirecat9 said...

Ha ha! When I read that Teixeira had fired him I had the exact same thought, the concept of charity would be totally foreign to Borus.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Its funny because everyone's been dropping their agent to sign with Boras, and now Teixeira reverses the trend. It makes sense. Teixeira already got his Boras contract, and everyone knows a Boras contract makes you set for life!

Rich Mahogany said...

Teixeira is devoted to charity work. Last season he spent over two months doing charity work for opposing pitchers.