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Winter Meetings Wrap-Up

As Major League Baseball’s 2019 Winter Meetings reach its conclusion today, one thing has become clear, baseball is booming.  The Winter Meetings saw massive contracts being handed out (in excess of $300 million for just one player), swirling rumors, sweeping changes to the game, and even alterations to the way in which the league responds […]

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A Look into MLB Free Agent Activity, or the Lack Thereof

Last winter, just a month before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report, nine of the top 20 free agents in Major League Baseball (MLB) remained unsigned. Among this irritable group were mega-stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The league-wide slumber party was unprecedented in the sport’s offseason history. The MLB is the very league […]

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MLBPA Changes To Agent Regulations

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has made some changes to its agent regulations. New applicants now have to undergo a background check conducted by an outside investigative firm and pass a written exam. MLB players voted on the new agent regulations at a recent meeting of the union’s Exec Board. Previously there was […]

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Gus Dominguez Out Of Jail, Working With MLB Players

In 2006, Gustavo “Gus” Dominguez (uncle of Florida Marlins prospect Matt Dominguez) was charged for paying aides to illegally bring Cuban baseball players to California with the end goal of signing those players to contracts with MLB affiliated organizations.  Dominguez emigrated from Cuba, himself, and was once a member of the New York Yankees and […]

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Howard Kusnick Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud

While it seems as though the lawsuit filed by Howard A. Kusnick PA against Kellin Deglan (the #22 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft) is stalled (the most recent movement being Deglan filing a new motion to dismiss), Howard Kusnick has his hands full with different court proceedings.  Kusnick, a principal at Double Diamond […]

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MLB Players Bartending To Raise Funds For Pediatric Cancer Research

The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, recently announced that it will host a “Celebrity Bartending Night” from 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at American Junkie (4363 N 75th St, Scottsdale AZ, 85251).  It will be held in conjunction with Issues Concerning […]

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Scott Boras Is Advising Future Potential #1 Overall Draft Pick, Anthony Rendon

College baseball season officially began this month, which means it is not too early to start talking about who current college baseball players have chosen as their advisors for the upcoming 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Most MLB Mock Drafts (there are not nearly as many on the internet as what exists for the NFL, […]

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The File-And-Trial Arbitration Teams Sign Their Players

119 MLB players filed for salary arbitration.  The deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures leading up to a possible hearing has officially past.  The 3 teams known for implementing a file-and-trial strategy (exchange salary figures and we are going to a hearing, no matter what), have all avoided a potential arbitration hearing. […]

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Want to Go Out on Your Own?…Then Start From Scratch

The MLB Player’s Association has traditionally been more lax when it comes to agent regulation. While the NBA and NFL players’ associations require potential agents to have a college degree and a graduate degree, respectively, and have a formal registration process, those wishing to represent baseball players must only contact the league about certification after […]

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An MLB Where Draft Picks Could Be Traded

It is usually not until later in the year that the discussion surrounding baseball’s inequity bubbles in the minds of writers.  We all know about the huge disparity between the payroll of the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins, yet the Marlins were able to fight off Goliath in the 2003 World Series. That […]