Danks' Family Leaves Boras

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

White Sox pitcher John Danks as well as his brother Jordan, a 5th round draft pick of White Sox, have fired Boras as their agent and signed with Jeff Berry. Berry has experience with the White Sox as he represented and negotiated Mark Buehrle's contract. While the Danks' have neither confirmed or denied the story, The Chicago Sun Times speculates that the move was a result of Boras' high demands for Jordan Danks in last weeks draft, scaring teams away on the first day. While Boras is still the premier agent in baseball, we've seen a recent backlash the last few years with teams and players simply choosing other options rather than dealing with Boras' lucrative demands.


Anonymous 3:18 PM CDT  

I never thought of Boras as a "premier" agent, rather, he has been lucky enough to represent some premier talent. His unreasonable demands have hurt as many players as they have helped.