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On To The Next One: Robinson Cano

What happens when you become the hottest player on a team with the highest payroll in baseball?  Perhaps you ask one of your teammates for Scott Boras’ telephone number.  Although, I doubt you really need to ask, as he is basically omnipresent.  Yes, he is in Anaheim and New York City at the same time.

On a serious note, Robinson Cano is quickly becoming one of the best second basemen in baseball.  He is thinking forward to 2013, the next year that he will likely be a free agent (the Yankees have a 2012 and 2013 option on him for a total of $29 million).  Although, Boras very well may sign Cano to a multi-year deal prior to the expiration of his current contract with the team options.

Cano is now a Boras Corp. client.  He was formerly represented by Bobby Barad, who must hate to see a client who hit .319 with 29 HR, 41 2B, 109 RBIs, and had 103 runs leave him prior to Cano’s super pay day.  Barad will survive, though.  He still represents some guy named Evan Longoria.

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.