Zach wrote:...we can take the time to work with Boras to come up with a reasonably fair contract.
I am not as sanguine about that as you.
When did Boras ever allow one of his premium clients sign a "reasonably fair" contract in their first bite at free agency?
I suspect both DD and Buck have explained to ownership the desirability of signing him, and ownership has shown a willingness to spend big money (the original Wieters contract, negotiated largely by PA himself), but I also suspect Boras is going to want to see many sh*tp*ts full of bullion stretching far into the horizon to get Wieters signed. He's also a catcher, and their time frame of high productivity is usually less that of other players.