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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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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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Miami Marlins Vs. Scott Boras, Marcell Ozuna And Jose Fernandez

Similar to a post regarding Scott Boras and The New York Mets disagreeing about pitcher Matt Harvey’s innings limit, Boras is now at odds with the Miami Marlins regarding two of his clients –  pitcher Jose Fernandez and outfielder Marcell Ozuna. According to an article on Yahoo! Sports by Steven Wine, the Marlins said that they […]

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2014 MLB Draft Pick Isan Diaz Is Latest Top Puerto Rican Prospect For Sports Agency

Isan Diaz became the highest-selected Puerto Rican player in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft last Thursday after being picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round, 70th pick overall. Diaz is represented by Melvin Roman, the owner and CEO of MDR Sports Management.  He is the firm’s third client to be chosen in the […]

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

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

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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Mike Napoli Speaks Very Highly Of Baseball Agent Brian Grieper

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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On To The Next One: Ervin Santana

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

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 […]