Rany Jazayerli and Jason Anderson on Kansas City radio 810 WHB reported last week on their show "Rany on the Radio" that there's "friction" between both the Hendricks Brothers and the Royals and between the agency and their client, Aaron Crow.
It's not surprising given where things are at for Crow, still unsigned more than a year after he was drafted. But increasingly there's a buzz about the Hendricks agency trying to be "Boras Lite."
(The difference of course is that Boras guys almost always sign, and when they don't, like J.D. Drew and Luke Hochevar, things have worked out pretty darn well for the clients. Aside from Jason Varitek 15 years ago, it's tough to find an example of an unsigned Boras client who regretted his decision.)
If Crow signs for less than what the Nationals offered, it'll cost the Hendricks agency far more in future client fees than it'll cost Crow. The "sources" say that the player's long since had enough.
With Instructional and Arizona Fall League rosters to be announced in the coming weeks, expect Crow to sign very shortly.