Oct
03

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

Derek Jeter

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…
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Dec
17

On To The Next One: L.J. Hoes

Houston Astros right fielder L.J. Hoes (28) is congratulated by center fielder Brandon Barnes (2) after scoring a run during the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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…
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Apr
15

On To The Next One: Heath Bell

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Heath Bell has left ACES and will be represented by Dan Lozano. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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…
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Feb
15

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

San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson waves to the crowd while riding in a cable car during the World Series victory parade at Market Street. Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

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…
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Dec
11

On To The Next One: Fernando Rodney

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…
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Nov
30

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

josh hamilton

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…
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Nov
15

Dan Lozano’s MVP Sports Group Hires Baseball Agent Jeff Randazzo

jeff randazzo

MVP Sports Group, the baseball agency led by Dan Lozano (and formerly known as Icon Sports Group) has hired Jeff Randazzo to be a baseball agent for the company.  Randazzo, who has previously been an agent with TWC Sports Management, advised the #37 overall pick  in the 2012 MLB Rule 4 Draft (RHP Pat Light from Monmouth).  Randazzo…
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Dec
02

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

Derrick Rose

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…
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Nov
28

Looking Back At Albert Pujols’ 2004 Contract

albert pujols

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.…
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Nov
25

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

Ryan Braun

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…
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