Gambler Takes Shot at Self-Representation
After all of the nonsense surrounding Scott Boras, veteran free agent Kenny Rogers has had enough. Saturday, he decided it was time to represent himself and fired his money-hungry agent.
Since Rogers' career speaks for itself, an agent isn't really a necessity. He's more than likely going to stick around Detroit rather than be shopped around to the highest bidder by Boras, who was snubbed earlier in the week by New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez.
After helping his club reach the 2006 World Series, the 43-year-old lefty was 3-4 with a 4.43 ERA during an injury-shortened season in which he had arteries repaired and a blood clot removed from his pitching shoulder.
Over 19 seasons in the big leagues, Rogers -- a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glover -- is 210-143 with a 4.43 ERA.
[Detroit Free Press]