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

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

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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On To The Next One: Jason Heyward

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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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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On To The Next One: 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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Wade Davis’ $12.6 Million Pre-Arbitration Contract With The Tampa Bay Rays

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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Arbitration Guidelines, Strategy, And A Competition At Tulane

I am currently in The Big Easy (New Orleans), and very alive after celebrating my 26th birthday.  In fact, I am in New Orleans, because over the next couple of days I will be serving as an arbitrator at the Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition, a popular and intellectually stimulating event open to law school […]

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The Man Who Helped Mike Napoli Sign For Above Midpoint

If you are not a baseball agent who has ever had to prepare for an arbitration hearing, you have probably never heard of Marc Rubin…unless, of course, you were a Sports Agent Blog reader in September 2010, when I wrote about the co-owner of RayRubin Sports Analysts.  Very few agents have a Mathematics background.  Even fewer […]

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The File-And-Trial Arbitration Teams Sign Their Players

119 MLB players filed for salary arbitration.  The deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures leading up to a possible hearing has officially past.  The 3 teams known for implementing a file-and-trial strategy (exchange salary figures and we are going to a hearing, no matter what), have all avoided a potential arbitration hearing. […]

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Taking In The Arbitration Offers And Acceptances

Now that you are all prepped for next week’s Rule 5 Draft, let’s discuss what recently transpired between arbitration eligible players and their teams.  This year, 27 players were offered arbitration (4 more than last year), and only 2 players accepted (1 less than last year).  Last year’s players to accept were Rafael Betancourt, Rafael Soriano, […]