Nov
25

New Yankees Catcher Brian McCann Set For Life With The Help Of Agent B.B. Abbott

B.B. Abbott with Chipper Jones.

The New York Yankees desperately needed a catcher, so the club went out and got one in the early stages of free agency.  And the team paid a pretty penny for him.  Multiple reports have highlighted the Yankees’ signing of former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to a 5-year, $85 million contract that contains a…
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Sep
30

Robinson Cano Hopes CAA Sports Can Help Him Get $300 Million+

Robinson Cano teaming up with Jay-Z was the story of the week. Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Several months ago, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reportedly asked for a contract paying him a total of $300 million over the term of the deal.  And then ESPN’s Buster Olney said that Cano is still looking for $300 million (plus another $5 million) over the course of a 10-year contract.  The Yankees and Cano’s…
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Apr
25

Mike Napoli Speaks Very Highly Of Baseball Agent Brian Grieper

Mike Napoli appears to be very fond of his agent based on statements made within the past week. Photo Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

A lengthy article on Mike Napoli written by Alex Speier of WEEI not only provides excellent insight about the new power hitter in the middle of the Boston Red Sox lineup, but also his agent.  Napoli’s agent, Brian Grieper, is a South Florida-based baseball agent who is part of the growing team at Paragon Sports International.  Speier’s…
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Nov
05

On To The Next One: Ervin Santana

September 30, 2012; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

Major League Baseball pitcher Ervin Santana is back to being represented by Bean Stringfellow at baseball agency Proformance.  This is his second stint with Stringfellow, whom he left in June to become a client of Wasserman Media Group.  However, Santana returned to Stringfellow (and colleague Jay Alou), prior to the recent announcement that Santana was traded by…
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Oct
29

Baseball Career Conference at the Baseball Winter Meetings

2012 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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Sep
10

Is Scott Boras The Secret To The Washington Nationals’ Success?

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The Washington Nationals are contenders to win the 2012 World Series.  Take a second to think long and hard about that statement.  Since the Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals in 2005, the team has never finished better than 3rd place in the National League East (in 2011).  From 2005-2010, only one time did the…
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Jul
30

On To The Next One: Edwin Jackson

MLB: Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers

Last week, I reported that Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch terminated his representation relationship with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to be represented by Scott Boras of Boras Corp.  While Boesch is a nice addition for Boras Corp., the company also recently lost a client.  Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson left Boras and signed with The Legacy Agency (TLA). Jackson has been a…
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Jun
05

2012 MLB Draft Round 1 Advisors/Players List

NCAA Baseball: Super Regional-Mississippi State at Florida

Prior coverage of MLB Draft (advisor/player) relationships: 2011 Keep up with Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS First Round + Supplemental First Highlights CAA Baseball with 7 clients selected – 11.67% Scott Boras with 6 clients selected – 10% The Legacy Agency with 5 clients selected – 8.33% SFX Baseball with 5 clients selected – 8.33% ICON Sports with 5 clients selected –…
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Feb
27

Miami Marlins’ Plan To Keep Players At Minimum Salaries Will Piss Off Agents

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Last week, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi wrote that “major-league sources” told them the Miami Marlins have decided they will not pay any of their 0-3 year service class players a single dollar above the Major League Baseball minimum.   A player cannot become a free agent until he has accumulated six full years of Major League…
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Feb
16

Jeff Fannell Goes 1-1 In 2012 Baseball Salary Arbitration Hearings

Anibal Sanchez

Jeff Fannell of Jeff Fannell & Associates, LLC used to be an Assistant General Counsel with the Major League Baseball Players Association.  Fannell worked with Robert Guerra, Bob Lenaghan, Matt Nussbaum, and Doyle Pryor as Assistant GCs at the MLBPA.  He established his own consulting firm located in Bordentown, New Jersey in November 2010.  Fannell currently advises baseball…
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