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Atlanta Braves Arbitration Case Against Jair Jurrjens

Every four months, starting on January 1, Dynasty Athlete Representation establishes a new class of interns to help with the day-to-day company work and lengthier projects.  Currently, we only accept college students (undergrad, masters, J.D., PhD, etc. all permitted).  Those students are often taking classes during their internship.

One of our current interns, Michael Goldberg, recently wrote a paper for an internal competition at St. Johns.  His issue was an arbitration case between Jair Jurrjens and the Atlanta Braves.  His task was to defend the Braves in the arbitration and say why Jurrjens is not worth $4.2 million, but worth $3.4 million instead.  Michael is currently a 2L at St. John’s University School of Law.  Figuring that many of you would probably find his paper to be an interesting read, I am embedding it below.  Enjoy, and comments are welcome.

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.

3 replies on “Atlanta Braves Arbitration Case Against Jair Jurrjens”

This article expresses Mr. Goldberg’s argument perfectly. It uses concrete evidence, as well as past arbitration results, to incorporate his belief that Jair Jurjjens deserves 3.4 Million, as opposed to the 4.2 Million he desires. I feel that Mr.Goldberg should FedEx this paper right to Bud Selig’s door and allow the Braves to move with haste in determining Mr. Jurjjens worth.

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