CaliforniaRaisin wrote:tgkimmel wrote:jersey cubs fan wrote:Jake wrote:tgkimmel wrote:Okay, will be. Not gonna matter. NFL went through this a few years ago with the Williams kid from USC that wanted to come out earlier than was collectively bargained. He lost - quickly. Courts are VERY reluctant to interfere with what was collectively bargained.
He didn't have Boras representing him.
Does Boras have a history of using the courts to overturn CBAs? He's got a hell of a lot more clients already in the union and a hell of a lot more money tied up the contracts he gets his veterans, and the union agreed to this system in a large part because they wanted money being spent on veterans, and not unproven kids.
Boras is beyond good, he might even be Johnny Cochran or Rusty Hardin good, at what he does. But I don't see him getting around this one. Cheer up maybe he'll sign, he's got a little time left. Hard to walk away from guaranteed millions for the possiblilty of more next year. He is much more likely to hurt his value over the next year than help it, and he and Boras both know that.
It's probably easier to walk away from a one-time $3 million bonus when your dad makes more than that each year and you're supremely confident you can make more than that next year.
I get it, but to me it's a stupid gamble. If you think you are that good, the opportunity cost (year of lost service time) is going to be worth much more than the $5 million or so more he could make if everything went "perfectly" next year and he was drafted #1 by a team that managed to about $1 million over slot. Seems to me he is more likely to lose both time and money than gain anything. Oh well, last time I checked neither Boras nor his client had called me for advice.