All hopes of being able to land Jayson Werth in the offseason may go down the drain. NBC Sports is reporting that a Werth could sign with Scott Boras as his agent when he heads into free agency this winter.
On Friday, Werth left Jeff Borris and Beverly Hills Sports council and is looking for a new person to represent him.
Werth is making $7 million this season and should be looking at a contract giving him over twice as much. But with this being Werth’s contract year, his performance has been way down compared to last season.
In 2009, Werth batted .268 with 36 homers, 99 RBIs and an OPS of .879. His numbers this year have drastically improved from his awful June/July as he’s now batting .296 with 20 homers, 66 RBIs and a .911 OPS through September 6 (135 games).
Werth’s numbers this season are still good, no doubt. But his run-producing is way down and the contract he will likely get with Boras will be well undeserved and way out of the Phillies front office’s reach.
Is it time to say goodbye?