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New MLB Rules Cramping Boras' Style

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Mr. January is a nickname bestowed on Scott Boras by owners flabbergasted by his propensity to snag large free-agent deals after New Year's Day.

Boras, long the sport's villain, is the protagonist in this tussle, because baseball's new rules governing the draft have destroyed the free-agent market for Adam LaRoche, Kyle Lohse, Michael Bourn and Rafael Soriano – the latter three of whom are Boras clients.

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