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Klentak proves himself patient and tough in Arrieta courtship

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Scott Boras is used to getting his way with baseball’s teams and general managers.

But in a few weeks time, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak may have signaled the beginning of the end for Boras, and in the process, acquired an essential piece of the puzzle for the rebuilding of the Phillies in signing Jake Arrieta, considered to be the prize of this offseason’s free agent class.

Klentak played Boras like a fiddle through the last few weeks of the Phillies’ courtship of Arrieta. How did it happen?

Here’s what

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