Mark Teixeira Fires Scott Boras As Agent

New York Yankees first baseman Mark TeixeiraYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has fired his agent Scott Boras who helped him land the eight year $180 million contract he got with the Bombers after the 2008 season, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

The reason for the change is because Teixeira, who is in the third year of his deal, isn’t worried about signing another mega-deal and instead needs an agent who can help him focus on other things.

“There’s no reason to get into a lot of specifics right now, but sometimes business relationships just run their course,” Teixeira said. “For me and my family, right now this is the best decision for me.”

“I felt at times I was Mark Teixeira, Scott Boras client, instead of Mark Teixeira, baseball player,” Teixeira said. “We had a great relationship and he gave me everything that I asked for contract-wise.

“I wanted to be in New York from the very beginning, and everything that I’ve asked for has come true so far. From here on out, there’s no reason to worry about the contract. It’s all about winning championships and helping out the community.”

This impacts the Yankees far less than Robinson Cano signing with Boras does. For one thing, Teixeira is under contract for another six seasons. That’s a long time and after which he will be 37-years-old. So when this contract is up it’s not as if he’s in line for another mega-deal. In contrast, Cano is signing with Boras because he’s still on the right side of 30 and has never signed his mega-deal. So while Cano’s signing looms large, this firing has almost no effect.

Still, it’s good to hear that Teixeira is looking at broadening his philanthropist efforts here in New York and is finding the proper representation to help him do that.

Alex Rodriguez is another player who recently dropped Boras after receiving his latest big contract. It was for similar reasons, now that he doesn’t have to worry about baseball contracts he hired an agent who can help him with other aspects of his life.

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6 Responses to Mark Teixeira Fires Scott Boras As Agent

  1. Teixeira still has to pay Boras the commission through the life of the entire contract. I believe A-Rod has to as well even though he negotiated his last contract without Boras and then fired him immediately after.

    • JoeYankeeFan says:

      Seeing the agents get a direct percentage I wouldn't doubt if there are cases when the players just elect to pay the total and be done with it.

  2. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    Anyone know what happens to the agent’s commission in these types of situation? It seems unfair to not pay them out after they secured the deal on your behalf. If that’s how it works, why wouldn’t every player do just that after signing the one big contract of their career.

  3. JoeYankeeFan says:

    Honestly I wonder if Mark is pissed he didn't get an opt out clause like CC did.

    Does anyone want to guess what Cano will be looking at ? How old will he be when he's up ?(32 right?)

    If he keeps doing what he did last year with the bat & glove he may get 250 mill.(at least 200)

    • Teixeira clearly always wanted to be a Yankee his entire life. He isn't looking for an opt-out clause. The Yankees would probably be better off if he did have one. If his was the same as CC's and he became a free agent the same time Pujols did, the Yankees would either sign Pujols or use Pujols as leverage with Teixeira.