How Scott Boras influences all of baseball ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tony Tomsic/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images/File A young Scott Boras (left) stood with Blue Jays pitcher Bill Caudill (right) in 1985, after Caudill and the Blue Jays agreed to a $7.5 million, arbitration-avoiding contract. Gary Barber/Allsport/File Boras (left) stood in the background as Alex Rodriguez was introduced to the Texas media in December 2000, having then signed the richest deal in baseball history. Kathy Willens/Associated Press/File Boras posed in January 2004 with Rodriguez before a dinner at which Rodriguez received the 2003 AL Most Valuable Player Award. Al Bello/Getty Images/File Boras with Michelle (center) and Johnny Damon in 2005, after Damon agreed to a free-agent contract with the Yankees. Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File Boras and Daisuke Matsuzaka toured Fenway Park in December 2006, before Matsuzaka met with the Boston media for the first time. Joe Schmelzer for The Boston Globe Boras, as seen in 2007. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/File Dodgers manager Joe Torre, GM Ned Golletti, outfielder Manny Ramirez and Boras were all smiles in March 2009, after Ramirez and the Dodgers agreed to a two-year, $45 million deal. Greg Fiume/Getty Images/File Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, 2010 No. 1 overall pick Bruce Harper and Scott Boras announced the team’s deal with Harper that August, a deal that went down to the wire. J. Meric/Getty Images/File Boras again was alongside Damon (second from left) and Ramirez (second from right) when they signed as free agents with the Rays in February 2011.