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Insanity in the Nation’s Capital: Is Jayson “Werth” $126 Million?

A lot of money was spent in Washington on Sunday, just not in the typical way. Admittedly, I haven’t done a great job on posting here in recent months. But sometimes a story will come along that screams out to me, and I feel obligated to write about it. The signing of Jayson Werth to […]

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Taking In The Arbitration Offers And Acceptances

Now that you are all prepped for next week’s Rule 5 Draft, let’s discuss what recently transpired between arbitration eligible players and their teams.  This year, 27 players were offered arbitration (4 more than last year), and only 2 players accepted (1 less than last year).  Last year’s players to accept were Rafael Betancourt, Rafael Soriano, […]

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The Ultimate Chess Match

The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” may never be more applicable than with the photo to the right. In one of the most awkward contract negotiations in recent baseball history, between Derek Jeter, agent Casey Close, and the New York Yankees, it is not clear yet which side will emerge victorious. What […]

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Warming Up For The 2010 Rule 5 Draft

Next week, top level executives from every Major League organization will congregate in Orlando, Florida for the Rule 5 Draft, which traditionally occurs at the end of the Baseball Winter Meetings.  This year’s Rule 5 Draft will go down on December 9.  As a quick refresher, here are the basics of the Rule 5 Draft: […]

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Choo Staying For Good, Boras Wins Out

Back in March, I wrote about Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Shin-Soo Choo switching from Octagon to Scott Boras, and his impending service in the South Korean Army.  As a South Korean-native, the 28-year old Choo was slated to spend two years in the national Army before reaching 30.  However, after winning the gold medal in last […]

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Atlanta Braves Arbitration Case Against Jair Jurrjens

Every four months, starting on January 1, Dynasty Athlete Representation establishes a new class of interns to help with the day-to-day company work and lengthier projects.  Currently, we only accept college students (undergrad, masters, J.D., PhD, etc. all permitted).  Those students are often taking classes during their internship. One of our current interns, Michael Goldberg, […]

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Case Study: Karsten Whitson’s Decision Not To Sign With The Padres

The NCAA requires that a player selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft pay his advisor at his or her normal rate for such services if the player hopes to maintain his eligibility at an NCAA school.  Thus, if Troy Caradonna of SFX was to follow that rule, which many people say goes ignored […]

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November 19 – 40 Man Roster Deadline

Friday, November 19, is the deadline for Major League Baseball teams to finalize their 40 Man Rosters leading up to the Baseball Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 Draft.  Many players will be “protected” on their organization’s 40 Man Roster in the final hour leading up to the deadline, as a preventative measure, so that […]

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Does Payroll Of Playoff Contender Affect Future Contract Negotiations?

Baseball agents love it when a team like the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox makes it to the playoffs year after year and is always fighting for a chance to win the World Series.  Not because a majority of agents are true fans of either team, but because they can then go to […]

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Your MLB Playoffs Preview

The leaves are falling, Halloween is around the corner, and the MLB playoffs are officially upon us. After 162 games, eight teams have separated themselves from the pack and emerged as World Series contenders. Two divisions and both wild cards needed that 162nd game to decide the winner, but our matchups are now set for […]