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MLB Contemplates Skipping 2020 Amateur Draft Due to COVID19

As the effects of Coronavirus continue to be felt around the globe, the sports world continues its planning towards resuming its regular seasons and in the case of Major League Baseball, beginning its regular season. Reports have surfaced that Major League Baseball will consider putting the 2020 Amateur Draft on hold as well as putting […]

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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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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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Manny Machado’s Agent Condemns Media’s Role In Violating CBA

The free agency period leading up to Major League Baseball’s 2019 season has produced a myriad of reports on the rumored signings of the games top stars. As writers fight online to claim credit for breaking news these details continue to seemingly leak out from the negotiation table to the timelines of Twitter, much to […]

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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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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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Is The MLB Labor Market Fair?

The following is a guest contribution by Noah Goodman, a third-year law student at Temple University and a Staff Editor of the Temple Law Review. This past fall, David Price, a 30-year-old free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Boston Red Sox worth $217 million. Less than a week later, Zach Greinke, a 32-year […]

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Baseball Union Concludes Melky Cabrera’s Agents Were Unaware Of Phony Website Scheme

The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games this past season after he tested positive for testosterone. Back on August 19, 2012, the New York Daily […]

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Baseball Career Conference at the Baseball Winter Meetings

What: Baseball Career Conference hosted by Sports Management Worldwide When: December 2-3, 2012 Where: Radisson Hotel at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee The goal of the Baseball Career Conference is to provide members of the sports industry an opportunity to work with and learn from leading industry experts regarding the representation of athletes and the challenges of operating professional […]

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Agents and Advisors: An Athlete’s Perspective

The following guest article was written by Tyler Nepote, sophomore at Wichita State, who may be reached at tnepote@gmail.com. “Some things are done to attempt to teach athletes about the agent selection process, however it is not near where it should be,” said a highly recruited draft prospect. We are always talking and learning about the best practices for […]