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MLB Arbitrator Rules Brodie Scoffield Breached Employment Agreement With The Legacy Agency

Based out of New York City, The Legacy Agency (“TLA”) had negotiated over half of one billion dollars in contracts. Major League Baseball (“MLB”) agent Greg Genske was the lead negotiator of the agency’s No. 9 ranked baseball division, where the majority of the agency’s revenues came from. Another prominent member of the agency was […]

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Former MLB Agent Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Application Of MLBPA Statute Of Limitations Rule

It is somewhat rare for the general public to get an inside look at the disputes that take place within the confines of professional sports players’ unions. The disputes are arbitrated and intended to stay private; however, sometimes there is nothing that the players’ associations can do to keep those arbitration matters behind closed doors. […]

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Boras Corp’s Gesture To Pay Released Minor League Clients Rejected by Union

Last week, it was reported by Jon Heyman via twitter that Scott Boras and the entire Boras Corporation has committed to pay all their released Minor League clients their expected salaries for the 2020 season. It has since been reported by Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic that the Major League Baseball Players Association has disallowed […]

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Interview With The Agent: Jim Munsey

Ryan Yarbrough, left handed pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of Old Dominion University. Since turning pro, he has been represented by veteran MLBPA Certified agent Jim Munsey. However, Munsey was recently informed that his relationship with Yarbrough […]

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MLBPA, Boras, Moreno Among Those Irked as Betts Trade Stalls

On an otherwise quiet Tuesday night in sports, many baseball fans suddenly changed their television channels from The State of the Union Address to The Baseball Network as former league MVP Mookie Betts was reportedly traded. It’s not an unprecedented maneuver, as we have recently seen the likes of Josh Donaldson, Andrew McCutchen, and Giancarlo Stanton […]

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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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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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Guest Post: Continued Collusion Predicted for 2018-19 MLB Free Agent Class – Jeff Borris

This article was written by Jeff Borris, a MLBPA-certified player agent for over 30 years who has represented hundreds of players. He is currently General Counsel at Ballengee Group. The number of quality free agents available on the 2017-18 open market, not only late into the off-season but all the way up to spring training, […]