A few days ago, the Los Angeles Angels locked up one of the best young stars in the game of baseball when they signed Mike Trout to a six-year. $144.5 million extension, making sure that he sticks around on the west coast for a while.
Once that was signed, the attention turned to the Washington Nationals and their young stud, Bryce Harper, and the possibility that they can lock him up so a similar type of deal.
But as Scott Boras so cleverly hinted to the Washington Post, don’t expect that any time soon.
“I have the pleasure and privilege of watching Mike Trout play every night,” Boras said. “I think he’s a very special cup of tea, for which he is deserving of a completely different brew. While few, I definitely consider Bryce Harper as part of the next generation of elite brand of teas. Certainly as a studied connoisseur, I may hold a differing opinion as to the availability, demand and value of tea futures.”
Yes, Boras put that into his own words, but you can figure out that he’s saying there will be no such deal done. Harper is under control of the Nationals until 2018, and if he keeps his pace, he should land one of the biggest contracts in the history of sports,