Notorious agent hints at SF Giants being a good fit for top remaining client

The most notorious agent in baseball made a smooth-talking pitch for why his top client makes sense for the SF Giants.

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After the SF Giants signed free agent Matt Chapman, many speculated that the team could make a play for the top pitcher left on the market, Blake Snell. It just so happens that both Chapman and Snell are represented by the most notorious agent in baseball, Scott Boras. The smooth-talking agent made his case for why Snell would be a great fit in San Francisco.

Notorious agent hints at SF Giants being a good fit for top remaining client

After Chapman officially signed with the Giants, he sat down for a session with the media alongside manager Bob Melvin and Boras. While Chapman fielded most of the questions, Boras received some as well.

Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic (subscription required) reported that Boras said the following when asked about how the Giants signing Chapman could either help or hinder their pursuit of Snell.

Of course, we must take into account what Boras is doing. He is trying to sell his other clients after two of his other premier clients, Chapman and Cody Bellinger, just signed deals that are not the long-term guaranteed money deals that were projected at the start of the off-season.

However, even if Boras is being slick and trying to do everything he can to raise the asking price for Snell, it is not a bad pitch for the Giants to make. They can simply argue that Snell will have a repeat of the year he had last season when he won a Cy Young because he would be pitching in a ballpark that is even friendlier to pitchers than Petco Park and he would have a Giants defense that is improved in both the infield and outfield compared to last season.

This does not guarantee that Snell will join the Giants, of course. Boras could probably make a pretty good case as to why Snell would be a good fit on all 30 MLB teams. But it is fun for Giants fans to dream of a scenario in which Snell is on the mound at Oracle Park and Chapman is making web gems behind him.

This dream is even more enticing because the Giants have sustained several key injuries to their projected starters which leaves their rotation very much in flux as things currently stand.

Signing Snell, or Boras' other client Jordan Montgomery for that matter, would go a long way towards solidifying the rotation to begin the season for the Giants.