Yuniesky Betancourt’s agent misjudged his market just a little bit
Last month Yuniesky Betancourt’s agent, Alex Esteban of Miami Sports Management, said the following to MLB Trade Rumors:
Couple things. One, there was no “finalizing a deal shortly after the holidays” because Betancourt signed today: January 28. Two, after saying “I can assure you that Yuni will be signing a major league contract” Esteban ended up getting Betancourt a minor-league contract with a team that has four clear-cut starting infielders (Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Michael Young, Ryan Howard) and a younger utility man candidate (Freddy Galvis).
It’s not Esteban’s fault that no teams really wanted Betancourt--good job, teams!--but man ... agents sure do like to reinforce the stereotypes an awful lot.