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 SportsAgentBlog.com. 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.