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Boras Corp. And Legacy Sports Boast Strong 2010/11 Offseasons

Last week, speculated as to which baseball agency had the biggest offseason, which Tim Dierkes defined as the period between October 1, 2010 – April 30, 2011.  Adrian Gonzalez signed a mega-contract worth $154 million, and over the past couple of weeks, he has been earning every penny of that deal (while destroying me in a head-to-head fantasy baseball match-up).

My absolute favorite part of the post was the spreadsheet linked at the top of the page, prior to the breakdown by agency.  Not only does the spreadsheet do a great job listing the money earned in this past offseason, but it also has an up-to-date listing of Major League Baseball players along with their current representation.  In fact, it is even updated to show that Jason Heyward is no longer a client of Career Sports Entertainment (CSE), but instead a client of Excel Sports Management, where former CSE baseball agent Victor Menocal has gone to work alongside Casey Close in the development of a new baseball agency at the Excel basketball powerhouse.

Boras Corp. had a remarkable offseason, racking up roughly $444.5 million in contracts for its clients.  More than $100 million behind Boras Corp. stands Legacy Sports Group and its main agent, Greg Genske.  Third on the list is Creative Artists Agency, which will likely not be ranked as high in future years with the departure of Casey Close to Excel Sports.  Dan Lozano sits at #17 on the list, but should be near the top of next year’s rankings.

The spreadsheet discussed above is embedded below.  Enjoy.

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.