The Dodgers would like to cut back on their payroll. The Angels would like to stay beneath the luxury-tax threshold.
And Scott Boras – the agent for the best available free-agent starter,
"The fans in L.A. have rewarded both franchises tremendously," Boras said Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. "Both franchises have been rewarded with monstrous local TV contracts. So everything you could have hoped to happen with the two new ownerships – with both the Dodgers and Angels – has happened.
“They’re great places to go watch ballgames. They’re great places to play. And, certainly, we can say that in
Scherzer last spring declined a $144-million contract extension from the
The asking price now is believed to be $200 million.
Boras laughed at the idea that resources might be limited for the local teams.