Nov
20

On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

Oakland Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo (7) hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during the twelfth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…
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Nov
06

On To The Next One: Casey Janssen

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen (44) throws a pitch during the ninth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes, former Toronto Blue Jays closer, Casey Janssen, will now be represented by ACES.   The world’s fourth most valuable MLB sports agency also counts the likes of Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox), Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies) and David Wright (New York Mets) as its clients, which Forbes recently highlighted…
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Oct
28

On To The Next One: Yoenis Cespedes

Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) doubles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to the official Roc Nation Sports twitter account, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a member of the Roc Nation Sports list of clientele. Cespedes joins Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo on the Jay Z-led Roc Nation Sports’ baseball roster. This move to Roc Nation…
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Oct
14

On To The Next One: Carlos Correa

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (84) tags out Detroit Tigers left fielder Trevor Crowe (63) on a stolen base attempt during the third inning at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Legacy Agency was recently ranked one of the top-five MLB sports agencies in 2014, according to research by Forbes.com.  TLA represents the likes of OF Carl Crawford (Los Angeles Dodgers), P Edwin Jackson (Chicago Cubs) and 2B Rickie Weeks (Milwaukee Brewers). The standout athlete representation and marketing firm also recently inked top Houston Astros…
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Jul
28

On To The Next One: Salvador Perez

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) hits a home run against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

According to CBS Sports’ MLB Insider, Jon Heyman, Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez, has changed representation — again. The Valencia, Venezuela native is now represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council and agent Rick Thurman. His former agency was SPS Sports Group.  Prior to SPS, he had been under management with the Morgan Advisory Group.…
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Jul
01

On To The Next One: Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras. PhotoCredit: USATSI

St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras has unfortunately been playing musical chairs with his agents as of late. He has previously been represented by The Legacy Agency along with Rob Plummer & Associates.  He most recently left MDR Sports Management — which he has done multiple times before — for MVP Sports Group, which…
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Jun
12

2014 MLB Draft Pick Isan Diaz Is Latest Top Puerto Rican Prospect For Sports Agency

Isan Diaz. Image from Venomstrikes.com.

Isan Diaz became the highest-selected Puerto Rican player in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft last Thursday after being picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round, 70th pick overall. Diaz is represented by Melvin Roman, the owner and CEO of MDR Sports Management.  He is the firm’s third client to be chosen in the…
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Jun
11

On To The Next One: Jurickson Profar

Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) looks on during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

According to CBS Baseball Insider, Jon Heyman, Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar has hired veteran sports agent Scott Boras to represent him.  Pro Star Management previously represented the 21-year-old Profar. Profar struggled during the 2013 season, batting only .234/.308/.336 in 324 plate appearances.  Right shoulder issues and a recent Grade ‘A’ arm strain have him…
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Jun
09

Roc Nation Grows Sports Division With Questionable Signing

Rusney Castillo

According to the website Baseball America, Roc Nation Sports will represent free agent Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.  Roc Nation represents other MLB players including Seattle Mariners second basemen Robinson Cano and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. If you look at the agency’s client list, which also includes Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant, New…
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May
22

Will MLBPA Discipline Jay Z For Robison Cano $240M Negotiation Meeting With Seattle Mariners?

Recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z take in the Toronto Raptors at the Brooklyn Nets game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Roc Nation Sports is a sub-division of Roc Nation (full-service entertainment company) in partnership with CAA Sports, and was founded in 2013 by Shawn Carter better known as Jay Z. Roc Nation Sports conceptualizes and executes marketing and endorsement deals, community outreach, charitable tie-ins, media relations and brand strategy. Its roster includes premiere athletes such…
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