Famed sports agent Scott Boras continues to take take shots at Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports this week when asked about his former client Robinson Cano’s latest deal with Seattle.
When Boras was asked about how big of a role Jay Z played in Cano’s huge $240 million deal, Scott made sure to let people know Jay didn’t play a big role at all.
“Scott Boras had a message for Jay Z. Robinson Cano, a prized Boras client, switched agents this year to the hip-hop mogul and CAA Sports. The All-Star second baseman left the New York Yankees and agreed last week to a contract with Seattle said to be worth $240 million over 10 years. “It’s very different to be the creator of the umbrella versus those who stand under it,” Boras said Wednesday at the winter meetings. Boras maintained the talent of the player led to the agreement, not the player’s representation. “When you’re bringing the prettiest girl to the prom, you don’t really pay attention to who he’s dancing with, unless it’s a very unusual step,” he said.” (Boston Herald)
According to reports from last week, Cano chose to part ways with the Yankees for the money.
“In a stunning reversal that played out over a dozen or so dramatic hours – and with Jay Z involved, would you expect anything else? – the Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract, ending his tenure with the Yankees. Talks between the two sides hit what appeared to be a major snag late Thursday night, a source said, after Cano’s camp asked for 10 years and $252 million. The Mariners had been under the impression that a nine-year, $225 million offer was going to get the deal done, leaving Seattle officials perplexed over the additional request.” (New York Daily News)