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Major League Baseball Locks Out Players For First Time Since 1990

For the first time since 1990, Major League Baseball (MLB) has locked out its players after management and the MLB Players Association (MLBPA) could not come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The previous CBA expired last night at 11:59 PM EST. Prior to 1990, the MLB locked out its players […]

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Yasiel Puig No Longer Represented by Luba Sports

Current MLB free agent, Yasiel Puig, has elected to no longer be represented by Rachel Luba of Luba Sports. “I appreciate Rachel’s efforts on my behalf over the past year,” said Puig. “She is a wonderful person and an extremely talented and knowledgeable agent. I wish her nothing but the best.” The Cuban-born professional baseball […]

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Rick Thurman Divests Stake in Beverly Hills Sports Council

Rick Thurman, co-founder of Beverly Hills Sports Council, has relinquished his ownership of the esteemed athlete representation firm. Beverly Hills Sports Council was co-founded in 1984 by Thurman and his legendary partner, Dennis “Go-Go” Gilbert. After divesting his ownership stake in BHSC, principal ownership now belongs to Danny Horwits, who has been with the firm […]

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Interview With The Agent: Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman is a MLBPA Certified Agent who has joined Agency1 as their newest agent. He has 17 years of experience beginning in 2004, after being released by the St. Louis Cardinals. He began his career as a sports agent with a firm in the San Francisco Bay area, formerly known as Sosnick Cobbe Sports. […]

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Clubbie: A Resource for Agents and Players

Across many forums, there have been countless discussions about the issues faced by minor league baseball players. From food, to housing, these players have struggled just to maintain basic necessities while trying to get their shot in The Show. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times, described Angels minor league players sleeping in cars, […]

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CAA Baseball and MLB Opening Day

Yesterday marked the beginning of a new chapter in baseball, amid returning to some sense of normalcy toward the end of the global pandemic. Out of the 15 games played, four of them featured a starting pitcher represented by no other than CAA. The four players spotlighted were Sandy Alcantara, Max Fried, Jack Flaherty, and […]

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Republik Sports Acquires Platinum Sports

On January 18th, Republik Sports, LLC announced the acquisition of all Platinum Sport’s agents and clients. Republik Sports, LLC was founded in 2020 by Venezuelan agent, Rafa Nieves, and currently represents over 20 MLB players including Alex Colome, Jose Ramirez, Luis Castillo, Gregory Polanco, and Teoscar Hernandez.  Platinum Sports was founded by agent Nick Brockmeyer […]

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MLB Player Agent Kent Matthes Joins WME Sports

Baseball agent Kent Matthes has left his position at the well-established CAA Sports agency and joined the WME Sports crew. Matthes is a certified MLB player agent that will bring a valuable skillset to WME, which has erupted into the sports sector of client representation in recent years. Matthes represented highly touted Toronto Blue Jays […]

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Interview With The Agent: Quality Control Sports Alex Cotto

This “Interview With The Agent” features MLB agent Alex Cotto. Alex Cotto has over a decade of MLB experience and has successfully negotiated (along with his colleague Charisse Dash) notable MLB players contracts including Chicago White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada’s 5 year, 70-million-dollar deal. Alex Cotto sat down to talk about his career, his new […]

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Luba Sports Signs The Wild Horse: Yasiel Puig

Luba Sports has expanded their client roster with Rachel Luba signing free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig. The Cuban-born right fielder is an interesting addition to Luba Sports, who already represents Trevor Bauer, a self-proclaimed “misfit.” Puig’s lack of discipline on and off the field has garnered him the nickname the Wild Horse. He was previously […]