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#pounditTuesday, November 29, 2022

Jayson Werth calls out ex-agent Scott Boras for poor job

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Jayson Werth expressed his disappointment with his former agent Scott Boras during a recent podcast appearance.

Werth, who announced his retirement from baseball in June, conducted an interview with WIP’s Howard Eskin on “The Howard Eskin Podcast.” In the interview, Werth shared how Boras let him down over the offseason, both with poor advice and a failure to adequately shop him to teams.

“I had offers in November and I was advised by my former agent to wait — ill-advised I guess — and spring training came and went,” Werth told Eskin. “Halfway through spring training I felt like I was ready to play, so I took matters into my own hands. I called every time but one and tried to get a job. The only team I didn’t call … the Mets.”

Boras’ advice to Werth to wait obviously proved to be wrong as he went unsigned as spring training began. Werth says that when he called teams, he learned that Boras did not shop him.

“Some guys were surprised to hear from me; they didn’t know that I wanted to play, which was surprising,” said Werth. “I wanted to play, I let my agent know that I wanted to play. They said they hadn’t heard from him, hadn’t heard from me, didn’t know I was available. That’s one of the reasons why I’m no longer with that agent.”

Boras knocked it out of the park when he got Werth a $126 million contract from the Nationals in 2010. Many did not feel Werth was worth that kind of money at the time, but Boras secured him major bucks. Perhaps Boras let Werth (and many other clients) down over the offseason by telling them to wait out the market. But overall, you have to say that Boras did well by Werth during his career.

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