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On To The Next One: Edwin Jackson

Last week, I reported that Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch terminated his representation relationship with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to be represented by Scott Boras of Boras Corp.  While Boesch is a nice addition for Boras Corp., the company also recently lost a client.  Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson left Boras and signed with The Legacy Agency (TLA).

Jackson has been a journeyman, playing for six different teams in the past five years.  Boras was believed to have been pushing hard this past offseason to get Jackson a long term deal with a team, including rumored attempts to work something out with the New York Yankees.  It’s hard to say that anyone settles for a 1-year, $11 million contract, but that is the term sheet that Jackson ended up signing with the Nationals.  Expect The Legacy Agency to make a big push to secure a longer term deal for Jackson going into 2013.

After a recent effort where Jackson pitched seven scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said, “Our guy was just spectacular. A couple little jams and he pitched out of them. He’s been pitching great all year.”  If Jackson keeps it up, his market price will be quite high.

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.