The Mets brass met with Scott Boras last night. Matt Holliday, of course, was the topic of choice, according to many reports.
But it’s just a tease.
Boras, Holliday’s agent, believes that he deserves “Mark Teixeira money.” Teixeira signed a 8 year / $180 million contract with the Yankees in 2008.
With the Mets in the current predicament that they’re in (reeling after three disappointing years), they are the perfect candidate for an agent like Boras to help springboard his client into the higher pay bracket.
Boras will meet with the Mets and we will hear of numbers and contract deals. Boras will turn around to the other teams and use these numbers to help drive up the price of Holliday.
Sure, the Mets might be able to swing a deal for Holliday as their leftfielder for the next few years, but I don’t count on it.