Cleveland Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano (52) pitches in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Indians defeated the Orioles 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano lost his salary arbitration hearing. Image Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds reading Sports Agent Blog.  My single self will save money tonight and eat in.  After many years of being in a relationship this time of year it is a change I can deal with.  I should be up in New York speaking at the Fordham Sports Law Symposium, but the terrible weather ended up cancelling all my flights.  The sports agency panel is in good hands with Professor Marc Edelman steering the ship.  This week on FORBES: (1) The Olympic Effort Starts With Sochi, Continues In The Classroom; (2) Michael Sam Says He Is Gay And Has The Unyielding Support Of His Agents; (3) A Blueprint Develops As Jay Z Signs Ndamukong Suh; (4) NBA All-Star Jam Bands Concept Is A Social Media Supplement For Fans And Sponsors; and (5) Derek Jeter Announces Future Retirement On Facebook. What’s Next For The Captain?  And as always, the weekly wrap-up: