Last year, the Astros signed Bregman to a five-year, $100 million deal, with a $10 million signing bonus for the 2019 season.
The deal, however, also contains an unusual structure that may have costed Bregman additional money.
Bregman's five-year term didn't kick in until 2020, and his escalator based on MVP finishes doesn't kick in until 2021.
So Bregman's second-place MVP finish last season did not lead to future salary increases, which a rival agent described to Rosenthal as a “very, very bad miss.”
While the bigger issue may be Scoffield aligning himself -- and Bregman, by extension -- with the production company tasked with spotlighting the scandal, it's easy to see why Bregman would want to look elsewhere for representation.