St. Louis Cardinals: 4 Winter Meetings Takeaways

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Boras Watch

Fernandez is a Scott Boras client, as is first baseman Chris Davis, who got a 7-year $150 million offer from his old team, the Baltimore Orioles, but is insisting on an 8-year, $200 million deal.

The media scrum gave Boras his forum on Wednesday, when he fielded questions about Davis and other clients, including 30-year-old lefthanded starter Wei-Yin Chen, also late of the Orioles. Boras also made his arguments about the whole service-time issue surrounding another client, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.

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But back to Davis. His contract wishes may mirror what Heyward is looking for, so his deal will be of intense interest to the St. Louis Cardinals. While GM John Mozeliak continues to sell the culture and tradition of the St. Louis Cardinals, he conceded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Derrick Goold that in the end it’s all about the money.

It’s Scott Boras’ world. We all just live in it.