Seriously does anything this scam artist does surprise you anymore? Now MLB has told KC to bench Hosmer until everything is settled. I don't think this Alvarez/Pittsburgh mess will ultimately effect Hosmer's contract but this whole grievance filed by the union is just downright shady. If I'm Hosmer I fire Boras yesterday, but he didn't just get me six million dollars so I guess that's easy for me to say.
I know some people feel that Pirates GM Frank Coonelly threw the Royals (& Hosmer) under a bus but I
feel that he was just trying to show what a hypocrite Boras is - and in my opinion succeeded. Boras would love to see Alvarez declared a free agent but I don't think the arbitrator will rule in his favor so ultimately he will gain nothing and lose....well nothing. Players know what a tool Boras is but they also know he delivers with big contracts so he will not be hurting for clients anytime in the near future.
Remember in baseball 99.9% of the time its about the $$,$$$,$$$ - even when players say otherwise.