The Major League Baseball season has just begun, but one major player is already thinking about the negotiation table and has made an interesting choice regarding his representation.
Yankees star second baseman Robinson Cano has fired Scott Boras, known for getting major deals for his client, and signed with Roc Nation, the company going into sports representation that is owned by Jay-Z. The rapper, who has a love for sports and has minority ownership of the Brooklyn Nets, plans to become a certified agent.
The move is seen by good news for the Yankees hopes of retaining Cano, who many consider their best player. Jay-Z is a known Yankees fan who helped push Alex Rodriguez to stay with the organization, and Scott Boras was a shrewd negotiator.
Cano is the first sports client for Jay-Z, and the rapper intends to begin representing athletes in multiple sports. If he were to become an agent for basketball players, he would be required to give up his stake in the Nets.