Guerrero was closing in on a seven-year, $32 million contract with the Dodgers as he figured to be the teams starting second baseman next season. While it isn’t known how this will affect things, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com was the first to break the news and the Dodgers don’t appear to be the only suitor:
Source: Alexander Guerrero has signed with Boras Corp. & they are now leading negotiations. They are entertaining offers from all 30 teams.
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) September 16, 2013
The 26-year-old Cuban infielder has been working out at the Dodgers complex in the Dominican Republic as they try to land another international superstar to go along with Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
However, the main concern centers on the relationship between Dodgers management and Boras as he famously told general manager Ned Colletti that J.D. Drew planned to opt into his contract, to only find out he opted out. While the move benefitted the Dodgers in the long run, at the time things seemed to be strained between the two sides.
In recent years, the Dodgers and Boras negotiated the deal for Ryu and Manny Ramirez in 2009 as it sounds the issues in 2006 have been settled. Boras is known for searching around for the best offer possible and it’s looking like the Guerrero signing won’t be made until the offseason.
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