The Dodgers met Monday with Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin and his agent, Scott Boras. There is no love lost between Boras and the Dodgers. As a matter of fact there is a lot of bitterness towards Boras among a lot of Dodgers executives. The Dodgers have been very reluctant to work with Boras over the last couple of years, perhaps with the new owners around, the Dodgers are could be making amends with the powerhouse agent.
I’ve never been a big fan of ol’ Boras myself, and the Dodgers should tread lightly when dealing with MLB’s snake in the grass. Regardless, it’s doubtful that an offer was made anyway. Los Angeles paid a $25.7MM posting free for exclusive negotiating rights with Ryu, but the club is expected to wait until the December Winter Meetings to begin real contract talks. That should give the club enough time to come up with a gameplan that will dethrone the San Francisco Giants. The best news in all this is, should the Dodgers fail to work out a deal with the 25-year-old southpaw, they will get their money back.