Yankees 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.