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Scott Boras Is Advising Future Potential #1 Overall Draft Pick, Anthony Rendon

College baseball season officially began this month, which means it is not too early to start talking about who current college baseball players have chosen as their advisors for the upcoming 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Most MLB Mock Drafts (there are not nearly as many on the internet as what exists for the NFL, […]

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Slumdog Part Deux

This is the third time I’ve written up on Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the Indian born pitchers signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates two years ago after they won a reality TV contest in India.  Since then, Singh has moved up from the Pirates Gulf Coast League affiliate to their Class A Short-Season affiliate and […]

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On To The Next One: Michael Bourn

While Nick Swisher did not sign Scott Boras (he ended up going to Dan Lozano), Michael Bourn has made the move to Boras Corp.  Bourn was previously represented by SFX.  Prior to SFX, Bourn was represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council.  Some guys really have a problem picking an agent and sticking with him. Boras […]

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On To The Next One: Nick Swisher

A few days ago, it was first reported that Nick Swisher left long time Cincinnati, Ohio based agent, Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc for Scott Boras.  Part of that was correct.  Swisher did leave Bick, but actually left him for Dan Lozano.  Lozano has not slept much lately; the only thing on his […]

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On To The Next One: Robinson Cano

What happens when you become the hottest player on a team with the highest payroll in baseball?  Perhaps you ask one of your teammates for Scott Boras’ telephone number.  Although, I doubt you really need to ask, as he is basically omnipresent.  Yes, he is in Anaheim and New York City at the same time. […]

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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 Man Behind Pablo Sandoval

On June 19, 2008, Gustavo “Gus” Vasquez entered my life via an email he sent me, introducing himself as a certified baseball agent looking for the opportunity to work at a company where he could take his clients and know they would be in good hands.  At the time, he claimed to “have” 3 players […]

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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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Matt Sosnick Has Been Busy Making Moves

Matt Sosnick is a good friend of this blog.  He was a subject of an Interview with the Agent in April of 2007, and in March 2009, he answered your questions regarding draft expectations, how to make contacts with people in the sports agent business, and recruiting tactics.  Wedged in between, in 2008, Sosnick spoke […]

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On To The Next One: Zack Greinke

Prior to this past weekend, Zack Greinke was represented by baseball powerhouse SFX.  Many believe that Greinke was frustrated with being “stuck” in Kansas City, and made a switch to a new agency with the hope that it would possibly cause the Royals organization to move him to a new team.  Greinke switched to Jeff […]