Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero has signed with Scott Boras and will open up bidding to all 30 teams, according to a report by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The report appears to once again throw a wrench into the Dodgers’ plans to sign Guerrero.
If you recall, the Dodgers first appeared ready to ink Guerrero to a 7-year/$32 million contract back at the end of July, but that was called into question a week later due to rumors of better offers. About a week ago, though, it was said that he was again on track to sign with the Dodgers, this time in $30 million range. That’s obviously now in question with Boras in charge and reportedly opening up bidding to everybody.
I would assume the Dodgers are still in the lead if they still want Guerrero since it’s going to come down to money, but the timetable for a deal may be pushed back significantly as Boras will look to extract every penny that he can, as per usual.