In 2009, MLBPA Certified Agents Larry O’Brien, Kurt Varricchio and Barton Cerioni agreed to merge their athlete representation firms to form Full Circle Sports Management, LLC. The company strictly focuses on the representation of professional baseball players with roughly 10 Major League Baseball players as clients, including Detroit Tigers pitcher Phil Coke. One of its clients was St. Louis Cardinals right handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal; however, that professional relationship no longer exists.
According to Tim Dierkes at MLBTradeRumors.com, Rosenthal has dropped Full Circle Sports in favor of being represented by Scott Boras and Boras Corp. Rosenthal is scheduled to hit arbitration eligibility after the 2015 MLB season, and Boras Corp. will handle preparations if it continues to be retained by the pitcher. Unfortunately for Full Circle Sports, it will miss out on the receipt of any commissions related to Rosenthal’s MLB career.
In February, MLBTradeRumors also published an article that highlighted why St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday chose Boras as his agent. Perhaps Rosenthal read some excerpts, including this:
“You want an agent that you can trust that they know what they are doing. I think for me, he’s somebody that has your best interest in negotiating your contract and he also has people on staff that can help you with your game and not just your contract. They offered a lot of services outside of here. They have a psychologist on staff, people who are doing research for arbitration cases years in advance. They have a research team, a marketing team, a sports nutrition team. I just felt it wasn’t just about negotiating your contract. They offered a lot more.”