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Scott Boras' Title Of 'Mr. January' Faces Stiff Challenge From MLB's New Rules On Free Agency

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Sports agent Scott Boras (R) talks with Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner (L) during pregame warmups at Nationals Park August 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. | Getty Images

Just like any document that runs 295 pages and 95,268 words, Major League Baseball's collective-bargaining agreement flirts often with the law of unintended consequences. Attempting to uphold a free-agent market while meddling with its ecosystem begs for chaos, and that's exactly what the basic agreement has given the sport this offseason.

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