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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

Zenab Keita 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 […]

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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 […]

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Post-Winter Meetings, MLB Looks To Catch Up

With the MLB Winter Meetings coming to a close, the lackluster number of big signings have left MLB fans with yet another off season of relatively slow activity. Key free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who are likely to get large nine-figure paydays, remain unsigned. The MLB free agency period dulls in comparison to […]

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Gaming the MLB: How One Agency Covered Up the BioGenesis Scandal

According to the Major League Baseball’s Drug Prevention and Treatment Program players who test positive for performance enhancing substances are subject to an 80 game suspension for their first offense,  162 games (a full season) including the postseason for those who test positive a second time, and if a player is caught a third time […]

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A Day In Sports History: Los Angeles & The Super Sports Equinox

The City of Angeles has been regarded as a global mecca for sports and entertainment for decades. This past week, this trend continued with one of the most unique circumstances in United States sports history. This was the first time that this situation has occurred. On Sunday, October 28th, Los Angeles, California was host to […]

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New NCAA Agent Rule For Basketball Could Lead To Changes In Baseball Rules

According to an article by Teddy Cahill, the NCAA rule change allowing underclassmen men’s basketball players to use agents without forfeiting the rest of their eligibility could lead to the same rule change for baseball players. Basketball players must request an evaluation of their draft potential from the NBA’s undergraduate advisory committee, the relationship between the […]

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Wasserman Hires Rafa Nieves As Vice President Of Baseball

Powerhouse agency Wasserman announced today that Rafa Nieves has been hired Vice President of Baseball. Nieves came to the United States from Venezuela at the age of 16 to become a professional baseball player after being signed by the Detroit Tigers. He played within the Tigers and New York Yankees organization before transitioning to the […]