Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/22/2010)

Next Friday, we will be broadcasting live from the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium.  More information regarding the livestream will be posted on Monday.  While you should be able to watch the event in its entirety online, you will miss out on interacting with the panelists and those in attendance if you are unable to show up to the symposium.  Still, it is better than nothing.  Speaking of UF, check out what Teddy Dupay is up to now-a-days.  Pete Parise finished up the Puerto Rico Baseball League regular season with Ponce and was immediately picked up by championship contender, Mayaguez.  Dynasty just picked up a client with tremendous upside: Clint Robinson.  He could be in Triple A and as high as the Majors by 2010 season’s end.  I will be down in Miami for many Super Bowl events and will be back down in Fort Lauderdale on February 20th to speak at the Nova Southeastern Sports Law Symposium.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:




  • Is David Falk the early favorite to represent OSU’s Evan Turner? [The Turner watch]

Since we’re on the topic of Evan Turner, check out this fantastic video about him..

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.

4 replies on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/22/2010)”

are you orthodox? are you an attorney? or an agent yet? always wanted to be an agent. would like to write or talk.

Saw where you mentioned that Clint may be in the Majors by the end of the season.
How does an agent project this and how do you communicate this to your client.
As a late round Senior draft pick, it seems like there would be many bonus babies to jump over to make it to the Bigs in 2010. it would seem like Ka’Aihue and Hosmer (still you very young) would be more viable options to be placed on the 40 man. What do you think Paraise chances are of making the 40 man?

great site


A good indication of where a player stands within his organization is whether he is invited to partake in Major League Spring Training. Clint is also already out in Arizona (has been for some time now), showing his dedication to improvement under team guidance. We have been told that he will start the year in Double A and that with good production could be in Triple A by season’s end. Obviously a lot rests on the performance on other players, injuries, etc. All we can worry about is his performance, though.

Pete Parise will be Rule 5 eligible after this year, but I don’t think that’s an issue, as he should be on the Major League roster at some point in the season. He has sharpened his pitches, added a new pitch (changeup), has once again proved that he can make it happen in pressure situations (look what he is doing currently for Mayaguez in the PRBL), and has a tremendous attitude. Brief answer to your question – Parise has a very good chance of making the 40 man.

Glad you enjoy the site.

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