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On To The Next One: Edwin Jackson

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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2012 MLB Draft Round 1 Advisors/Players List

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

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

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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110th Annual Baseball Winter Meetings In Dallas, Texas

  In less than a month, Minor League Baseball will host its annual Winter Meetings.  This year, the four day event will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.  As always, not all activities are open to the general public.  The PBEO Job Fair and the Baseball Trade Show tend to be the main […]

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2011 MLB Draft Round 1 Advisors/Players List

First Round Gerrit Cole (Pittsburgh Pirates) – Boras Corp. – I assume this negotiation was not as brutal as Pedro Alvarez’s? Danny Hultzen (Seattle Mariners) – Creative Artists Agency Trevor Bauer (Arizona Diamondbacks) – Wasserman Media Group Dylan Bundy (Baltimore Orioles) – Jay Franklin (BBI Sports Group) – I hope he will look as good […]

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Navigating Francisco Rodriguez’s No-Trade Clause

When I first heard that Francisco (K-Rod) Rodriguez was switching agents from Paul Kinzer of Wasserman Media Group to Scott Boras of Boras Corp., I praised Kinzer for a job well done in his representation of the former New York Mets closer.  After all, Kinzer helped Rodriguez negotiate a 3-year, $37 million deal, which included a very impressive $17.5 […]

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On To The Next One: Jose Valverde

Jose Valverde is in the midst of one of his best seasons in his 8 year Major League career.  His ERA is below 3.00 and he is a perfect 17-for-17 in save opportunities.  He will need to continue to be Mr. Reliable in the 2nd half of the season if the Detroit Tigers hope to […]

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2011 MLB Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Bargaining With Boras

The Pittsburgh Pirates will not only have their hands full negotiating with Scott Boras to sign #1 overall pick Gerrit Cole, the club will also aim to come to terms with Texas high school outfielder Josh Bell, who was selected by the Pirates with the #61 overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft.  Bell could […]

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Jim Bowden Discusses Boras’ Negotiating Power; Disregard For NCAA Rules?

The 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft officially began last night.  One round and Comp Round A is in the books; rounds two through fifty still remain (along with Comp Round B).  Many top picks are advised by Scott Boras, including #1 overall pick Gerritt Cole, Anthony Rendon, Bubba Starling, Alex Meyer, Brian Goodwin, and Josh […]