Alex Rodriguez confirmed before Friday’s game that he has officially parted ways with uber-agent Scott Boras. In other words, thanks for the boatload of cash – now don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out. According to ARod, “Nothing drastic happened, but at this point in my career, my goal is to finish as a New York Yankee and be a world champion again. And some of the things I needed 20 years ago I really don’t need now.”
What Alex doesn’t need now is someone to negotiate a new contract for him, as this current deal will keep him paid for the rest of his natural life. Leave it to ARod to be the one to make Boras a sympathetic figure. Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel bad for Boras, who made more money from ARod’s contracts than probably all of you reading this combined will make in your lifetime. But, this DOES seem a little dicey. First Stephen Strasburg has to have Tommy John surgery, and now this? Does VH-1 have a “Worst Week Ever” show for Boras to appear on? But, I’m guessing that Boras probably has a nice big tub filled with cash to roll around in to console himself. As for ARod – he remains on track for a return to the active roster on Sunday. Another Autumn begins for him to prove he was worth all that cash.