BBI Sports Group Gives Jeff Frye The Boot
Right around the 10th anniversary of Jeff Frye hitting for the cycle with the Toronto Blue Jays came the unfortunate news that he was fired by BBI Sports Group. However, I have heard that Frye still owns one-third of the company. Frye had been a partner with agent Jay Franklin at Franklin-Frye Sports for some time before the company was folded to start BBI Sports.
BBI Sports just had a couple of advisees selected within the first 7 picks of the 2011 MLB Draft. Dylan Bundy was selected #4 overall by the Baltimore Orioles and Archie Bradley was selected #7 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks. There is no word if either of them will be leaving BBI Sports, although most believe that they will stay with the company instead of depart with Frye. Other players currently represented by BBI Sports include Ian Kinsler, Ryan Franklin (brother of Jay Franklin), and Darren Oliver.
I had heard that former Major Leaguer Jeff Frye was best friends with Jay Franklin. I wonder if they will keep their personal relationship even though the business one did not end up working out. Will Frye make any push at keeping Ian Kinsler as a client? After all, the two of them play Wii Bowling together.