Could it be that Boras is advising Tex to hold off on a decision, hoping that the Yanks jump into the fray? If the Yanks jumped in, you'd think that the Sox would be pressured to do whatever it would take to keep him out of NY.
Boras set the number at 10 years/$200 million from the beginning. Could getting the Yanks invovled help him get there?
It certainly would not help the Halos' chance of resigning Tex if the Yanks got invovled.