MVP Sports Group, the baseball agency led by Dan Lozano (and formerly known as Icon Sports Group) has hired Jeff Randazzo to be a baseball agent for the company. Randazzo, who has previously been an agent with TWC Sports Management, advised the #37 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Rule 4 Draft (RHP Pat Light from Monmouth). Randazzo also had his own personal experience with the MLB Draft; he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round back in 1999.
Recently, Randazzo took the time to answer some questions I had in relation to his decision to join Dan Lozano at MVP Sports Group.
Darren Heitner: Why did you make the switch from The Warner Company to MVP Sports Group?
Jeff Randazzo: I was presented an opportunity to work with what I felt was the best agent in baseball in Danny. The contracts he has done with Pujols, Votto, etc … and seeing how hard he, Matt Hannaford and the office work for their players and the relationships they share with them made it an easy decision.
Heitner: How long have you known Dan Lozano?
Randazzo: A couple years.
Heitner: What did you particularly like about his practice and the way he is conducting business?
Randazzo: The relationship with players and his passion for the business. How he treats his employees. He is a just a normal person who loves what he does. There is a reason he has the guys he has; he is great at what he does!
Heitner: What will be your new role with the company?
Randazzo: Same as before. I will be handling the east coast – working on the draft, taking care of the players during the minor leagues and one day, when these guys get to arbitration and free agency, being able to work with Danny and rest of the team in securing these guys contracts like Pujols, Rollins, Votto, Swisher, etc.