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Former Marlins President David Samson with Strong Words Against MLBPA Agent Scott Boras

In the fall of 2016, former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat crash off the coast of Miami Beach at the age of 24. The right-handed pitcher was selected by the Marlins in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft and quickly became the face of the franchise. Fernandez, a […]

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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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Could Basic Accounting Assistance Have Hedged Risk Of Marlins Players Traded To The Blue Jays?

Common questions from individuals who wish to be sports agents include, (1) should I go to law school? and/or (2) should I get a masters degree in sports management? A much less frequent question asks whether one on a “sports agent track” should seek an accounting degree or at least seek the help of one […]

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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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2012 Baseball Salary Arbitration Update (Teams Lead 3-2)

While a little over a handful of arbitration eligible baseball players remain unsigned, most players who were eligible for arbitration have either gone to hearing or settled with their respective teams on single or multi-year deals.  The unsigned player who is garnering the most attention is David Ortiz, who has requested $16.5 million, while the […]