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On To The Next One: Colby Rasmus

March 16, 2013;  Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (28) against the Baltimore Orioles works out prior to the game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has signed with sports agency Excel Sports Management. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In July 2011, outfielder Colby Rasmus was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Toronto Blue Jays.  Since then, Rasmus has signed a couple of one year deals: a $2.7 million contract in January 2012 and a $4.675 million contract in January of this year.  He was represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council for both of those contract negotiations.  According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of, Rasmus has new representation for future contract talks.

Going forward, Rasmus will be represented by Casey Close of Excel Sports Management.  But Rasmus has nothing bad to say about Beverly Hills Sports Council (at least not publicly).  “Beverly Hills was good to me, didn’t do anything wrong or anything like that,” Rasmus said to Nicholson-Smith. “I just decided to go with Excel.”

Excel Sports Management’s baseball division also represents Freddie Freeman, Dexter Fowler, Zack Grienke and Jason Heyward, amongst many others.

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.

2 replies on “On To The Next One: Colby Rasmus”

I did my Salary Arbitration assignment on Rasmus….And I quote “RASMUS should be offered a 1-year contract of at least 4.5 million in 2013.” and boom goes the dynamite.

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