A few days ago, I was a featured guest on Jimmy Scott’s High & Tight. I was blown away by David Philps’ glowing write-up on top of his excellent questions presented to me in the actual interview. Since the post, Philps has tipped me to a recent dialogue that he had with former professional baseball player, Brian Boehringer (pictured right). Brian won the 1996 World Series with the Yankees, had a 10-year MLB career, and apparently has some pretty heavy beef with his former agent, Bob Garber of RMG Sports Management. Boehringer calls out Garber for putting his own interests above his client’s (Boehringer’s). As we all know, it is our fiduciary duty to do what is best for our clients at all times, putting our own interests to the side. Boehringer seems to have a chip on his shoulder for signing with the Pirates at Garber’s insistence due to their higher dollar offer, even though he would have rather played with the Cardinals including the pay cut. Money is not always the #1 concern for your clients!
There is more. Apparently Boehringer negotiated his own deal with the Cubs after finding out that Garber, who said he would call around to teams, never got in touch with anyone at the organization. After everything, Boehringer is most upset at the fact that his former agent never apologized.
Philps has tried various methods to reach out to Garber for his side of the story, but has not received any type of response. But who is Philps kidding? How many sports agents actually Twitter? I do…on occasion.