Last week, MLBTradeRumors.com speculated as to which baseball agency had the biggest offseason, which Tim Dierkes defined as the period between October 1, 2010 – April 30, 2011. Adrian Gonzalez signed a mega-contract worth $154 million, and over the past couple of weeks, he has been earning every penny of that deal (while destroying me in a head-to-head fantasy baseball match-up).
My absolute favorite part of the MLBTradeRumors.com post was the spreadsheet linked at the top of the page, prior to the breakdown by agency. Not only does the spreadsheet do a great job listing the money earned in this past offseason, but it also has an up-to-date listing of Major League Baseball players along with their current representation. In fact, it is even updated to show that Jason Heyward is no longer a client of Career Sports Entertainment (CSE), but instead a client of Excel Sports Management, where former CSE baseball agent Victor Menocal has gone to work alongside Casey Close in the development of a new baseball agency at the Excel basketball powerhouse.
Boras Corp. had a remarkable offseason, racking up roughly $444.5 million in contracts for its clients. More than $100 million behind Boras Corp. stands Legacy Sports Group and its main agent, Greg Genske. Third on the list is Creative Artists Agency, which will likely not be ranked as high in future years with the departure of Casey Close to Excel Sports. Dan Lozano sits at #17 on the list, but should be near the top of next year’s rankings.
The spreadsheet discussed above is embedded below. Enjoy.