Immediately after I reported on the tweets sent out on Edwin Mejia’s Twitter account, many of the controversial tweets were deleted. Mejia is the CEO of Athletes Premier International, a brand new sports agency that sprouted up overnight, once Aroldis Chapman defected from the Cuban National Team and selected Mejia as his representative. Mejia not only deleted the tweets that were made with bad taste, but has calmed down the regularity that he sends messages through the social medium. I do applaud him for his new Twitter strategy.
I am sure that Mejia and co. have been extremely busy giving Chapman everything he wants and more. The worst thing that could happen to API would be a scenario where Chapman makes a second defection, away from his first American sports agency. I am not saying it will happen, but the idea has certainly run through Mejia’s mind at least once in his sleep. It looks like Mejia is doing a good job so far, though. Chapman is training in Spain, getting some nice API branded dry fit shirts, and was recently featured on an ESPN Outside The Lines Segment. For your convenience, the OTL piece is embedded below.
One thing I would have really liked to learn more about is how exactly Mejia and API landed Chapman. Who was the reference, how did it go down, did Chapman get pitched by any other agencies, etc?