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Post-Winter Meetings, MLB Looks To Catch Up

With the MLB Winter Meetings coming to a close, the lackluster number of big signings have left MLB fans with yet another off season of relatively slow activity. Key free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who are likely to get large nine-figure paydays, remain unsigned. The MLB free agency period dulls in comparison to […]

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Gaming the MLB: How One Agency Covered Up the BioGenesis Scandal

According to the Major League Baseball’s Drug Prevention and Treatment Program players who test positive for performance enhancing substances are subject to an 80 game suspension for their first offense,  162 games (a full season) including the postseason for those who test positive a second time, and if a player is caught a third time […]

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Former Marlins President David Samson with Strong Words Against MLBPA Agent Scott Boras

In the fall of 2016, former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat crash off the coast of Miami Beach at the age of 24. The right-handed pitcher was selected by the Marlins in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft and quickly became the face of the franchise. Fernandez, a […]

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Excel Adds Two Agents as MLB Free Agency Begins

The 2018 MLB season has been over for a couple weeks and as the taste of champagne dissipates from the lips of the Red Sox faithful, the parade navigates to the MLB General Manager meetings, where agent movement and lingering free agent rumors act as the seasons nightcap. The GM meetings afford MLB executives the […]

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Guest Post: Continued Collusion Predicted for 2018-19 MLB Free Agent Class – Jeff Borris

This article was written by Jeff Borris, a MLBPA-certified player agent for over 30 years who has represented hundreds of players. He is currently General Counsel at Ballengee Group. The number of quality free agents available on the 2017-18 open market, not only late into the off-season but all the way up to spring training, […]

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On To The Next One: Free Agent OF Michael Brantley

According to a tweet from Jon Heyman, former Cleveland Indians’ outfielder and current free agent Michael Brantley has left The Legacy Agency and signed with Excel Sports Management. Brantley enters free agency after the Indians neglected to make a qualifying offer. The 10-year vet and three-time All-Star has spent his entire Major League career with […]

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Breaking Down Agencies & Their Clients In 2018 MLB League Championship Series

The thrilling conclusion of the Yankees-Red Sox series, where Boston eliminated the Pinstripes, finalized the four teams that will participate in this year’s League Championship Series. Between each team, there’s a story that involves one person – the player’s representative – who’s responsible for piecing together some of Major League Baseball’s best rosters. In celebration […]

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Former Legacy Agent, Brodie Scoffield, Gains First Two Clients

Last month, Brodie Scoffield left the Legacy Agency to represent clients on his own. Negotiating over half of one billion dollars in contracts, the Legacy Agency represents primarily baseball clients along with tennis and golf clients as well. Based in New York City, their baseball division ranks #9 among their competitors. Clients include Justin Turner, […]

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On To The Next One: Oakland Athletics’ Liam Hendriks

Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks has left Rep 1 Baseball in favor of MVP Sports Group, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Hendriks’ new agency clocked in at number 27 in Forbes‘ latest most valuable agency rankings, with an estimated $539 million worth of negotiated contracts. Spearheading the MVP Sports Group is power-agent and founder Dan Lozano, […]

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Dan Lozano, Josh Donaldson’s Agent, Has Choice Words About Jon Heyman, Fancred

After 2015 American League MVP, Josh Donaldson, was traded to the Cleveland Indians last week, it was reported by Jon Heyman of Fancred that the Blue Jays did indeed offer Donaldson a contract extension. The contract extension that was supposedly offered was for three years/$75 million with the possibility of negotiating a higher value. Josh […]