Posted April 03, 2013

Scott Boras had no warning of Robinson Cano’s decision to sign with Jay-Z

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Scott Boras said he had no idea Robinson Cano would leave him. (Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)

Scott Boras said he had no idea Robinson Cano would leave him. (Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)

Sports agent Scott Boras was reportedly blindsided by his now former client Robinson Cano after the New York Yankees second baseman suddenly parted ways with Boras this week and signed with Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation sports agency.

According to Fox Sports MLB writer Ken Rosenthal, Boras had no indication Cano had any intention on firing him. Cano had signed a representation agreement with Boras on March 20 in San Francisco, 24 hours after Cano helped the Dominican Republic to the World Baseball Classic championship.

According to Rosenthal’s report, Boras and Cano had spoken three times since the agreement was signed in March and Boras said he never heard anything from Cano that would’ve suggested that he was thinking about looking elsewhere for representation:

“We never heard from him regarding anything but his approval of the process that we discussed way back in October,” Boras said. “We had three communications with him after he signed the representation agreement. We never heard anything from him to suggest that anything was other than he desired.”

 


2 comments
pooloo2094
pooloo2094

Well Mr. Cano, you go from the best to a virtual unknown regardless of his affiliation with CAA. Many rappers have tried to parlay their influence into the business of sports representation, but it usually doesn't work out. Why you ask? Because they are neither negotiators or lawyers and you aren't looking for a record or distribution deal or?

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If anyone can do it it's Jay-Z. He's probably the most business savvy rapper out there, with the possible exception of 50 Cent. Most rappers(and really, any famous person who tries to branch out from what they're good at) fail in their business ventures because they're too stupid to get people smarter than them to do the actual work and think they can do it themselves because they're successful in a completely different environment.