Re: Dodgers make initial offer to Manny
Boras numerous times has acted in his own best interest instead of his clients. He might get you more money, but he destroys your good reputation.
A-Rod is a perfect example. If A-Rod simply had contract like Manny's in Boston, 7 years - $20M a year, instead of the absurd 10 year $25M, he would not be hated as he is now, in fact, he probably would be the most popular player. J.D. Drew can say the same thing. Alverez in Pitt can say the same thing, and Boras actually lost him money in his negotiation fiasco. Zito got a huge contract from a terrible team that won't compete until his career is over. The list is endless.
If all you care about is money, than Boras is fine. If you care about your reputation, how you look to kids, your place in baseball history, playing for a contender, then stay away from Boras.