Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/3/2014)

Rosh Hashanah behind us and we get to look forward to Yom Kippur starting tonight (oh joy!).  To those of you observing, I wish you an easy fast.  Looks like the NFL Draft is moving to Chicago in 2015.  It’s been a busy first three months for South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, and the work is…

On To The Next One: L.J. Hoes

New York-based Excel Sports Management saw a recent loss on its client roster as Houston Astros OF, L.J. Hoes, switched to Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, Hoes played in just 47 games this past season between Baltimore and Houston.  The…

On To The Next One: Heath Bell

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher, Heath Bell, is in his first year with the club.  On December 1, 2011, he signed a hefty 3-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins, but as was the case with the vast majority of players signed to large contracts with the Marlins, Bell was on his way out of…

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/15/2013)

I hope everybody had a lovely Valentine’s Day.  I am looking forward to head up to New York next week to speak at the 4th Annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium.  Slight change: I will be speaking on the Concussion Litigation panel as opposed to the Negotiating Media Rights Acquisitions Panel.  I will…

On To The Next One: Fernando Rodney

A number of baseball players have left baseball agency ACES in the past few months.  As documented in the article, “How The Melky Cabrera Chaos Is Affecting ACES Baseball Agency,” the company owned and managed by brothers Sam and Seth Levinson lost clients Nyjer Morgan and Shane Victorino in the wake of MLB and MLB Players Association…

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/30/2012)

I was at the American Airlines Arena last night to watch the Miami Heat take on a San Antonio Spurs team that dressed only nine players (Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and others failed to even make the trip).  While it was a pretty boring game throughout, I was happy to see a Heat win.  I…

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/2/11)

Hey Kobe Bryant.  Here is your official, public invitation to come ball at my local Jewish Community Center (JCC).  You know, in case you get tired of the one in Irvine, California.  I am heading to Memphis, Tennessee tonight to host the University of Memphis’ first Agent Day with Jason Belzer tomorrow.  We will also…

Looking Back At Albert Pujols’ 2004 Contract

When I was contacted over the weekend by Brian Walton of TheCardinalNation.com and Scout.com with about six questions related to the baseball agent profession, I had no idea just why he was asking me those specific questions.  Now, after Walton published his piece titled, Dan Lozano and Albert Pujols’ 2004 Contract, it all makes sense….

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/25/11)

Let’s start this with a shout out for Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. Braun was selected as the National League MVP (Most Valuable Punim?). He is the first Jewish MVP in baseball since Sandy Koufax in 1963. I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoys their weekends. There is so much to be…