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On To The Next One: Rafael Soriano

Jayson Werth, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Pena, and now Rafael Soriano will be on Scott Boras‘ list of clients to shop around this offseason to the highest bidders.  That is because Soriano recently said goodbye to Peter Greenberg and hello to Scott Boras Corp.  It is not as if this is a completely random grab.  Boras is well aware of Soriano’s American League lead in saves and sub-2.00 ERA, along with his 8+ K/9 and sub-2.0 BB/9.  He also knows that now is the time to grab Soriano, as he could enter into a multi-year deal this offseason.

Earlier this month, Boras told Jon Heyman of that he thought Soriano was one of the top closers in the game, which really is not all that surprising of a statement, considering Soriano has over 40 saves on the year.

Go ahead and take a look at Peter Greenberg’s clients, which are listed on his website – Peter E. Greenberg & Associates.  Anything stick out to you?  How about the fact that all of his Major League clients, save Hisanori Takahashi, are Latin American?  They do not hide the fact that they go after Spanish speaking players, either.  It truly is the company’s niche.

So how did Scott Boras get a hold of Soriano?  Did Soriano have someone helping him out to make the decision to switch?

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.

5 replies on “On To The Next One: Rafael Soriano”

Greenberg reps 95% VZL players. He is not really a strong agent in the Dom Rep. It’s not just a Latin thing.

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