It didn't seem like it, not when Boras steered Derek Lowe to the Braves (with an assist from Chipper Jones and the defection of John Smoltz). That put Oliver Perez in line for the Mets, uniting a need once again with one of his clients.
The only problem is that the economy and the game of musical chairs seems to shifted the advantage back to the Mets. As the names have come off the board, the most recent with Andy Pettitte heading back to the Yankees, more importantly, it means another potential suitor for Perez is off the board.
So while the Mets have contingency plans if Perez decides to take his every-other-start performances someplace else - although no one seems able to find another team willing to bid on him, especially at a price anywhere near what the Mets have already put on the table - then the Mets can fall back to Ben Sheets or Randy Wolf or Jon Garland, less expensive options that might not be that far talent-wise from Perez.
The odd twist to this though is, just how patient will the Mets be in waiting out Perez and Boras? One Mets' official said last week that the latest offer had an expiration on it - informing Perez that if he didn't come to a deal shortly that the team would move on. But another said Sunday night that they are willing to be patient.
You can be certain that there is no wavering on Boras' part - although it might hard to tell that to the newlywed Perez.