Robinson Cano fired agent Scott Boras and signed with entertainer Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, who is starting an athlete representation firm with the New York Yankees’ All-Star second baseman as its first client.
We can only hope that years from now, baseball’s general managers will look back on last weekend’s blockbuster trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox and see a watershed moment for the game.
Bill James stands in the atrium at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Oakland, surveying the crush of people who have arrived for the world premiere of “Moneyball.” His wife, Susan, is on his arm. A Hollywood movie premiere is a first for both.
Relief pitcher Rafael Soriano rejected the New York Yankees’ $13.3 million qualifying offer, making him a free agent, while former teammates Nick Swisher and Hiroki Kuroda also are expected to turn down equivalent packages from the club, MLB.com reported.