Commentary

When signing Boras' clients, ink the best ones

Originally Published: November 27, 2007
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

In the wake of Alex Rodriguez's new contract, we got to wondering if signing one of Scott Boras' clients to a big deal is really such a good thing. It's generally believed that Boras is the best agent in the game -- at least when it comes to financial compensation -- and if that's the case, wouldn't it follow that when you sign one of Boras' clients, you're often going to overpay?

To find out, I've tracked down, to the best of my ability, the biggest contracts, in terms of dollars per season, signed by Boras clients in each of the past 10 winters, beginning with Greg Maddux after the '97 season …