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CAA vs. Boras Corp.

Scott BorasWhat if I told you that the most powerful agent in baseball lost a client to one of, if not the, most powerful agencies in all of sports?  Scott Boras, busy working the media and GMs at the 2008 Winter Meetings, now has one less player to worry about.  Jeremy Guthrie dropped Boras for Casey Close and Brodie Van Wagenen of Creative Artists Agency.

CAA Baseball is nothing to scoff at.  They represent a ton of Major League’s best.  However, you do not often hear of any client leaving Scott Boras for another high-profiled agency.  Will there be bad blood between Boras Corp. and CAA in the future?  With both entities calling California home, there may be some big time fights over players in the future.  Good thing I will be keeping my distance in the talent-rich state of Florida.

Regarding the switch of agents, Guthrie stated,

“It was for a number of different reasons, most importantly, a personal preference for my career.”

That sure tells us a lot…

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.

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