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Interview With The Agent: Jim Munsey

Ryan Yarbrough, left handed pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of Old Dominion University. Since turning pro, he has been represented by veteran MLBPA Certified agent Jim Munsey. However, Munsey was recently informed that his relationship with Yarbrough […]

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Rep1 Sports Grows Its Baseball Footprint

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has reported that Rep1 Sports has acquired Peter Greenberg’s baseball client roster, previously managed by GSE Worldwide. Peter Greenberg, according to his LinkedIn profile, is the President of Baseball Operations for talent agency GSE Worldwide (previously known as The Legacy Agency or “TLA”). Previously known as Peter Greenberg & Associates, […]

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MLBPA, Boras, Moreno Among Those Irked as Betts Trade Stalls

On an otherwise quiet Tuesday night in sports, many baseball fans suddenly changed their television channels from The State of the Union Address to The Baseball Network as former league MVP Mookie Betts was reportedly traded. It’s not an unprecedented maneuver, as we have recently seen the likes of Josh Donaldson, Andrew McCutchen, and Giancarlo Stanton […]

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Kris Bryant v. Chicago Cubs

            Earlier this week the baseball world received the decision heard around the world…an impartial arbitrator decided against Kris Bryant, and in favor of the Chicago Cubs, regarding the star player’s 2015 service time grievance.              The decision is quite obviously a loss for Bryant and the players, but to put a positive spin on a bad […]

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MLB 2020 Salary Arbitration Primer

January 10, 2020 marked an important day in baseball’s offseason calendar. Teams and Clubs exchange desired figures for the 2020 season – a process defined by the CBA as salary arbitration. Although Teams and Clubs, more often than not, reach a settlement on salary negotiations, there is the occasion where both parties cannot agree on […]

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New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes Settle Grievance

The New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have settled their injury grievance, agreeing to reduce Cespedes’ salary for the 2020 season. In December of 2016, the New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $110 million. The contract stands as the fifth largest in Mets history behind David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Johan […]

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Winter Meetings Wrap-Up

As Major League Baseball’s 2019 Winter Meetings reach its conclusion today, one thing has become clear, baseball is booming.  The Winter Meetings saw massive contracts being handed out (in excess of $300 million for just one player), swirling rumors, sweeping changes to the game, and even alterations to the way in which the league responds […]

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Noe Ramirez Signs with Ballengee Group

Jon Heyman of MLB Network, announced that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez has signed with Steve Rath and Jeff Borris of Ballengee Group. Ramirez is 29 years old and was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Boston Red Sox out of California State University Fullerton, making […]

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A Look into MLB Free Agent Activity, or the Lack Thereof

Last winter, just a month before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report, nine of the top 20 free agents in Major League Baseball (MLB) remained unsigned. Among this irritable group were mega-stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The league-wide slumber party was unprecedented in the sport’s offseason history. The MLB is the very league […]

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Ballengee Group Hires Matt Vinnola as Director of Operations

According to a press release from the company, Ballengee Group has hired former MLB front office executive Matt Vinnola as its Director of Operations. Vinnola joins the agency after most recently serving as the Texas Rangers’ Director of Baseball Operations. During his time with the Rangers, the club appeared in two World Series and won […]