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Jeffrey Loria

Marlins' peace with Boras pays off in signing of Chen

Wei-Yin Chen posed in his new Miami Marlins jersey, flanked on one side by his agent, Scott Boras, and on the other by team executives as everyone smiled for the clicking cameras.

If the Marlins win this year for a change, it will be partly because they made peace with Boras.

Chen's new contract is a dividend of the truce. The former Baltimore Orioles left-hander signed an $80 million, five-year deal announced Tuesday.

"Baseball is like a family — you have disagreements," Marlins president David Samson said. "But there was never an issue during the negotiations."

Samson's feud with the agent involved two other Boras clients, Marlins...