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On To The Next One: Dayan Viciedo

Ready for a new feature?  I was listening to the radio yesterday and on comes Jay-Z’s, On To The Next One.  For some reason I start to think how I can incorporate the song’s title into  And then it strikes me – Whenever a player drops his agent for a new one, we will title our post “On To The Next One: [Athlete’s Name Here].”  The athlete with the honor of being the first person to participate in our new column is Dayan Viciedo.

Dayan Viciedo is on the 40-man roster in the Chicago White Sox organization.  He turned 21-years-old yesterday, and decided to get himself a gift in the form of a new agent.  He recently dropped Jaime Torres for Scott Boras.  Dayan was born in Cuba, and some people refer to him as the position-player version of Aroldis Chapman (whatever that is supposed to mean).  Torres negotiated the 4-year contract that Dayan is currently playing under with the White Sox.  That 4-year deal is for a whopping total of $10 million.  It’s nice to get paid that amount of money based on potential, alone.  He played all of last year in Double A.  As Dayan’s new agent, Boras is counting down the days until he is able to negotiate Dayan’s next deal…if Dayan makes it to the big leagues sometime soon.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

2 replies on “On To The Next One: Dayan Viciedo”

Potential can only go so far, but that’s a nice chunk of change for him. Might be the last if he doesn’t play like a professional. I’m hinting at his base running mishap where he forgot to hustle down the line. I know it’s only Spring Training, but it could make or break a 25 man roster push. He was lucky Ozzie was in a good mood. As a fellow Sox fan I hope he turns out to be the athlete he is supposed to be.

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