Sweeny Says: Mark Teixeira Breaks Up With Boras
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Mark Teixeira announced today he is splitting from agent Scott Boras. Its not that big a deal for Teixeira considering he is signed for the next six years. And he actually will still owe Boras his entire commission for the 8-year, $180 million contract he signed in December 2008.
Here is Teixeira making the announcement this morning in Tampa:
I’m sure this was a very big decision for Teixeira, and it’s one that likely does have some impact for him on the business side. But this would be a bigger deal if he had impending free agency or opt-out status. The fact that Teixeira is undeniably tied to the Yankees through 2016 makes this a low-impact decision on the baseball side.
Given that Boras is responsible for more than $200 million in career earnings, I’d say it was a successful relationship for Mark Teixeira.
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has ended his relationship with longtime agent Scott Boras.
Teixeira made the announcement before Wednesday’s spring training game against Houston.
“There are a lot of things and no reason to go into details,” Teixeira said. “We have been together long enough and time to go in a different direction.”
Boras negotiated Teixeira’s eight-year free-agent contract with the Yankees that runs through the 2016 season.
“(Boras) has done a lot for my career,” said Teixeira. “But sometimes I felt like I was Mark Teixeira, Scott Boras client, and not Mark Teixeira, baseball player.”
The Yankees’ first baseman said he had a great relationship business-wise with Boras, but that after 12 years together sometimes it’s time to make a little bit of a change. He has not yet selected a new agent.
“Right now, the next contract is not on my mind,” he said.
Teixeira’s off-field charity work was not handled by Boras’ group.
Good move by Teixeira? Let us know your thoughts on Boras in the comments below…
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