Aug
25

An Introduction To The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

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The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. This article discusses the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal––its inception, purpose, and procedures. First, what is the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) and how did it get its start? The BAT was established by FIBA in 2006 under the name “FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)”. In accordance with the…
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Apr
24

Baseball Agent Jamie Murphy Opened Up To Buster Olney About His Practice

Apr. 12, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis (21) singles to left against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s Buster Olney recently chatted with baseball agent Jamie Murphy of TWC Sports on his Baseball Tonight podcast. Notes from the podcast: Murphy represents Nick Markakis, Mark Ellis, David Aardsma and others. Murphy currently lives in Vermont. Murphy is the father of two little boys. About living in Vermont, Murphy said, “this day and age, you…
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Apr
17

St. John’s School Of Law Spring 2013 Sports Symposium

St. John's Law School will be hosting a symposium with many distinguished professionals in the world of sport arbitration.

What: St. John’s University School of Law Spring 2013 Symposium: Arbitration in Professional Sport When: Friday, April 19, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Where: St. John’s School of Law, Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439 Schedule 8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Michael…
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Jun
19

A Look At Baseball Arbitration Analysis – Pablo Sandoval Arbitration Report

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Statistics and baseball are like biscuits and gravy…if you are from the South.  One person that does not need any convincing regarding that statement is Marc Rubin, co-owner of RayRubin Sports Analysts.  Rubin has been a statistics professor at Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School of Business for over 25 years and is frequently hired by baseball agents…
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Feb
16

Jeff Fannell Goes 1-1 In 2012 Baseball Salary Arbitration Hearings

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Jeff Fannell of Jeff Fannell & Associates, LLC used to be an Assistant General Counsel with the Major League Baseball Players Association.  Fannell worked with Robert Guerra, Bob Lenaghan, Matt Nussbaum, and Doyle Pryor as Assistant GCs at the MLBPA.  He established his own consulting firm located in Bordentown, New Jersey in November 2010.  Fannell currently advises baseball…
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Feb
13

2012 Baseball Salary Arbitration Update (Teams Lead 3-2)

Philadelphia Phillies v Florida Marlins

While a little over a handful of arbitration eligible baseball players remain unsigned, most players who were eligible for arbitration have either gone to hearing or settled with their respective teams on single or multi-year deals.  The unsigned player who is garnering the most attention is David Ortiz, who has requested $16.5 million, while the…
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May
09

On To The Next One: Jason Heyward

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Over the past few years, Career Sports Entertainment, re-branded as CSE, has seemed to focus less on the representation of athletes with regards to their contractual negotiations, and more on assisting major brands in their sponsorship initiatives, aiding television networks with content and production, and providing full service support to sports properties.  However, the company’s…
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May
05

Collection Of Contract Fees After The Death Of An Agent

The following article is provided by Ryan Earls, CEO of Cover3 Representation LLC.  You can follow Ryan on Twitter at @AskAnNFLAgent. The recent death of Gary Wichard sparked a round-table discussion between a few agents on Twitter.  The question posed: “Are contract fees due to the estate of the agent after his/her death for the…
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Apr
18

On To The Next One: Jeff Niemann

Jeff Niemann

Many agents take little to no commission on a client’s signing bonus when he signs a professional contract after being drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.  Thereafter, at a minimum, the client will ask his agent to pay for his equipment.  Over multiple years, this cost adds up.  All the while, the agent continues…
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Apr
04

Wade Davis’ $12.6 Million Pre-Arbitration Contract With The Tampa Bay Rays

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The Tampa Bay Rays fear arbitration.  The club is one of the few teams that employs a “file-and-trial” strategy once it and one of its players exchange figures leading up to an arbitration hearing, which means that if numbers are exchanged, there will be no settlement pre-hearing.  The Rays do this to dissuade players and…
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