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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 […]

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Orioles Sign First Overall Pick Adley Rutschman to Record $8.1 Million Signing Bonus

Rutschman topped Astros’ Pitcher Gerrit Cole by $100,000 to claim the new record in signing bonus money. Cole had received $8 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates when he was drafted with the 1st overall pick in 2011. Both players are deserving; Rutschman leaves Oregon State as one of the best catching prospects in MLB Draft […]

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19-Year-Old Carter Stewart’s Decision To Play In Japan Can Have Huge Implications for Major League Baseball

Carter Stewart, a 19-year-old pitcher from Florida made headlines recently after he decided to sign a contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Stewart is represented by super agent Scott Boras, who negotiated a deal worth over $7 million for the next six-years. If Stewart plays for the duration of his contract […]

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Baseball Agent Bob Garber Sues Merrill Lynch For Pushing J.D. Martinez To Scott Boras

Baseball agent Robert Garber has filed a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch and its employee Bruce Lee. The Complaint, filed in Illinois, seeks compensation in an amount above $50,000 based on counts of tortious interference with contractual relations. Garber, who serves as President of RMG Sports Group, has represented the likes of Roy Oswalt, Craig Gentry, […]

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Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich Boasts Growing Endorsement Portfolio

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich is off to a hot start in the 2019 campaign after winning NL MVP honors last year. Yelich is batting .328 with five home-runs, and is getting on base at a .425 clip. He is also raking in sponsorship deals. As you may know, Wisconsin is famous for its […]