There are few relationships in sports more complicated than the one between players and their agents.
The agents technically work for the players they represent. Yet in certain circumstances, such as with Scott Boras’ clients, it can feel like players work for their representation.
This is an intricate balance which often leads to tumultuous relationships that are short-lived between player and agent. Note this: bizarrely, out of nowhere, Yasiel Puig just got dropped after a successful comeback season for the NL champs.
Often, the player is the one who decides to leave his agent, rather than the other way around.
What makes this more nonsensical is that Puig is two years away from free agency, when his agent would be primed to cash in on his one huge contract.