Contract Negotiation

They say: “The pay’s the thing”

Sign the contract, make some $$$

Whenever I stumble upon a website that I think is valuable for any current or aspiring Sports Agent, I post it on this blog.

Recently, I ran across Cot’s Baseball Contracts, a site dedicated to disclosing the fine details of contracts for every team in Major League Baseball. There is also some contract information about select minor league players, manager, and GM of each team. On the top of each team page, the site displays what the owner(s) bought the team for and what Forbes magazine values the team at currently.

In addition, Cot’s Baseball Contracts also discloses information about some international players’ contracts and some notable retired players’ contracts.

This website is extremely valuable for an agent when at the negotiation table. Comparing players is a very useful tool when hammering out the fine details of a contract. Now that you have this information at your fingertips, you should be able to value your clients more precisely.

[tags]baseball, contract, salary[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.