Originally Posted by redsmetz
Boras may have had a hunch, but at the same time, it may have struck him and Lohse that it was a good deal. Your sentence would seem to suggest that the Cardinals were dopes for not knowing the free agent market would collapse as the off season progressed and somehow Scott Boras was the only agent smart enough to know it and get this particular player signed. Of course, his prescience didn't have him suggesting to Manny to take the multi-year deal.
Boras is probably smarter than most agents. And yes, I'm sure he thought 4 years @$41M was a great deal for Lohse in any market.
And we don't know what his advice to Manny was. Though I believe that the deal that Manny finally signed was no worse than any deal he turned down?
And yes, I think the Cards were dopes for signing Lohse to the deal they did, regardless of the FA crash. And I thought so before it became apparent that they should have gotten him much cheaper.