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Shortstop Carlos Correa needs to get paid for real this winter, so it’s no coincidence he hired Scott Boras to make sure that happens.
Correa is the top free agent left on the frozen (for now) free-agent marketplace. He dropped his previous agency William Morris Endeavor after its parent company got into the business of minor league baseball, which could cost the agency its MLB certification.
Besides, Boras is the absolute best at securing top dollar for his clients.
“I have made the decision to hire Boras Corporation to represent me moving forward. Boras Corporation offers the highest level of baseball expertise and proven experience,” Correa said via a statement.
Indeed, Boras has bargained one insane contract after another. He helped Our Town’s Max Scherzer cash in as well as Corey Seager, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole.
Boras also represents Correa’s Astros cohorts Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman.
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