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Rep1 Sports Grows Its Baseball Footprint

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has reported that Rep1 Sports has acquired Peter Greenberg’s baseball client roster, previously managed by GSE Worldwide. Peter Greenberg, according to his LinkedIn profile, is the President of Baseball Operations for talent agency GSE Worldwide (previously known as The Legacy Agency or “TLA”). Previously known as Peter Greenberg & Associates, […]

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Kris Bryant v. Chicago Cubs

            Earlier this week the baseball world received the decision heard around the world…an impartial arbitrator decided against Kris Bryant, and in favor of the Chicago Cubs, regarding the star player’s 2015 service time grievance.              The decision is quite obviously a loss for Bryant and the players, but to put a positive spin on a bad […]

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MLB 2020 Salary Arbitration Primer

January 10, 2020 marked an important day in baseball’s offseason calendar. Teams and Clubs exchange desired figures for the 2020 season – a process defined by the CBA as salary arbitration. Although Teams and Clubs, more often than not, reach a settlement on salary negotiations, there is the occasion where both parties cannot agree on […]

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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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Ballengee Group Hires Matt Vinnola as Director of Operations

According to a press release from the company, Ballengee Group has hired former MLB front office executive Matt Vinnola as its Director of Operations. Vinnola joins the agency after most recently serving as the Texas Rangers’ Director of Baseball Operations. During his time with the Rangers, the club appeared in two World Series and won […]

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Luck and Trout Star Together in New BODYARMOR Commercial

Creative Producer Kobe Bryant is at it again, as a new installment of BODYARMOR’s “Thanks” campaign is set to kick off tomorrow for 2019 MLB Opening Day.  Fresh off his new record-breaking contract, Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout will star alongside Andrew Luck from the Indianapolis Colts in a new commercial produced by BODYARMOR Ambassador […]

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Women’s History Month 2019 Week 1: Women in Sports Business

March is Women’s History Month and we will highlight women in sports all month. Essence Magazine recently did a feature on 8 Black women and their experiences working in sports. The article consisted of some of the challenges and misconceptions that these women face working for the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB and their advice […]

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Manny Machado’s Agent Condemns Media’s Role In Violating CBA

The free agency period leading up to Major League Baseball’s 2019 season has produced a myriad of reports on the rumored signings of the games top stars. As writers fight online to claim credit for breaking news these details continue to seemingly leak out from the negotiation table to the timelines of Twitter, much to […]

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David Robertson Signs With Phillies, Negotiates Contract Himself

Free agent pitcher David Robertson made headlines when he agreed to a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, for reasons other than the money. After firing his agent in October, Robertson negotiated the contract himself. The deal guarantees Robertson $23 million. He’ll receive $21 million over the first two seasons and can receive another $12 […]