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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal is now represented by Scott Boras. Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal is now represented by Scott Boras. Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In 2009, MLBPA Certified Agents Larry O’Brien, Kurt Varricchio and Barton Cerioni agreed to merge their athlete representation firms to form Full Circle Sports Management, LLC.  The company strictly focuses on the representation of professional baseball players with roughly 10 Major League Baseball players as clients, including Detroit Tigers pitcher Phil Coke.  One of its clients was St. Louis Cardinals right handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal; however, that professional relationship no longer exists.

According to Tim Dierkes at, Rosenthal has dropped Full Circle Sports in favor of being represented by Scott Boras and Boras Corp.  Rosenthal is scheduled to hit arbitration eligibility after the 2015 MLB season, and Boras Corp. will handle preparations if it continues to be retained by the pitcher.  Unfortunately for Full Circle Sports, it will miss out on the receipt of any commissions related to Rosenthal’s MLB career.

In February, MLBTradeRumors also published an article that highlighted why St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday chose Boras as his agent.  Perhaps Rosenthal read some excerpts, including this:

“You want an agent that you can trust that they know what they are doing. I think for me, he’s somebody that has your best interest in negotiating your contract and he also has people on staff that can help you with your game and not just your contract. They offered a lot of services outside of here. They have a psychologist on staff, people who are doing research for arbitration cases years in advance. They have a research team, a marketing team, a sports nutrition team. I just felt it wasn’t just about negotiating your contract. They offered a lot more.”

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.