Seems like a smart call for him.
I don't think Ozuna would have fared all that well in a Scott-Boras-led free agency.
Boras wants big money and big years and his guys tend to wait, wait, wait until both come.
If it hits, great.
If it doesn't, you can be left stranded. See Arrieta, Jake.
No matter what Ozuna does this season, he's going to carry questions into whatever comes next -- whether that's extension talk with the Cardinals, or free agency, or free agency that leads to an extension with the Cardinals -- with questions to answer from 2018. We're talking performance and approach.
The gap between Ozuna, his representation and the Cardinals last season became pretty apparent during the shoulder fiasco. One wonders how a different agent might have bridged the gab between player and team to work toward a solution sooner. Boras played a part in Ozuna finally getting treatment. Would have been nice for all involved if it would have happened sooner.
Ozuna joining the agency that represents Molina means lines of communication between Ozuna and the Cardinals should improve, if there is something to discuss.
Again, I'm hesitant to call for an extension for Ozuna.
I want to see a full season before I beat that drum.