It looks like the New York Yankees will have company if they indeed pursue free-agent left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Agent Scott Boras said there were plenty of scouts in attendance to watch his client's latest workout in Newport Beach, Calif.
"Dallas threw a number of sim games," Boras told MLB Network Radio. "We had so many scouts show up, we had to open up the hot-dog stand."
Boras also criticized the value attributed to draft picks. Since Keuchel rejected a $17.9-million qualifying offer from the Houston Astros after last season, any team that signs him would have to forfeit a draft pick to Houston.
"Our crazy rules of the game that keep the best talent out of the game," Boras said. "Dallas is going to have a certain level of interest and demand. Again, it just shows how teams value draft picks. It's something that's very important to them. They're worth a lot of money. And if they're worth a lot of money to teams, then the players that are in the fold should be receiving bonuses proportionate to the demand for the draft pick."