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Choo Staying For Good, Boras Wins Out

Back in March, I wrote about Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Shin-Soo Choo switching from Octagon to Scott Boras, and his impending service in the South Korean Army.  As a South Korean-native, the 28-year old Choo was slated to spend two years in the national Army before reaching 30.  However, after winning the gold medal in last […]

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Atlanta Braves Arbitration Case Against Jair Jurrjens

Every four months, starting on January 1, Dynasty Athlete Representation establishes a new class of interns to help with the day-to-day company work and lengthier projects.  Currently, we only accept college students (undergrad, masters, J.D., PhD, etc. all permitted).  Those students are often taking classes during their internship. One of our current interns, Michael Goldberg, […]

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Thank Andy Miller And Keith Glass For Bringing Back The Interference With Contractual Relations Tirade

It is tough to find anybody in the sports agent profession who has not talked about Howard Beck’s New York Times story titled, Tampering Leads to Rare Penalty Against Agent.  It is not such a hot topic because someone was actually convinced that an agent knowingly recruited another agent’s client.  It was newsworthy because an […]

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The Statistician For Many Baseball Agents

Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.  This is often true when it comes to recruiting potential new clients, and also keeping existing talented clientèle.  As you probably already know, agents make very little off of a client’s first contract in any professional sport.  In baseball, an agent will only take a commission if […]

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4th Annual Tulane Law School National Baseball Arbitration Competition

Registration for the 4th Annual Tulane Law School National Baseball Arbitration Competition opened on September 13. The competition is on February 10-11, 2011 and is open to students from all ABA approved law schools. Since the competition is capped at 24 teams, students interested in competing should submit their registration form and entry fee as soon as possible. […]

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The Current Status Of Salary Arbitration In Japanese Baseball

No game is growing as fast internationally as professional basketball.  However, baseball is not as far behind as some people may think.  Dynasty recently placed a player in Germany, last year we signed an MLB-affiliated player who played his entire life in Italy, and we were close to signing a player with either a Korean […]

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A Deep Look Into Baseball’s Salary Arbitration System

Ed Edmonds of Sports Law Blog has an good piece in the Marquette Sports Law Review titled, A most interesting part of baseball’s monetary structure – salary arbitration in its thirty-fifth year.  Since deciding that I wanted to be a sports agent, I have studied baseball’s system of final offer arbitration as much as possible.  […]

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Understanding Major League Baseball’s Salary Arbitration System

The following article was a guest contribution by an author who wishes to remain anonymous. Under MLB’s current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), a player with at least three but less than six years of Major League service is eligible for salary arbitration. A player with more than two years but less than three years of […]

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Looking Back At Arbitration In 2010

February is a dynamic, short month.  Certain areas of the United States experience their coldest temperatures of the year, but find that near the end of the month, it starts getting warmer and more enjoyable.  Baseball is very similar in the month of February.  The beginning of the month is marked by arbitration eligible players […]

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Next On The Agenda: B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton is the 2nd player to reach an arbitration hearing this February.  Corey Hart was the first, and in his case, the panel of arbitrators handed Hart the victory, and $4.8 million (compared to the Brewers’ offer of $4.15 million).  Upton’s has already had his hearing yesterday, and one of the 3 panelists (Elizabeth […]