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MLB 2020 Salary Arbitration Primer

January 10, 2020 marked an important day in baseball’s offseason calendar. Teams and Clubs exchange desired figures for the 2020 season – a process defined by the CBA as salary arbitration. Although Teams and Clubs, more often than not, reach a settlement on salary negotiations, there is the occasion where both parties cannot agree on […]

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New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes Settle Grievance

The New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have settled their injury grievance, agreeing to reduce Cespedes’ salary for the 2020 season. In December of 2016, the New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $110 million. The contract stands as the fifth largest in Mets history behind David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Johan […]

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Winter Meetings Wrap-Up

As Major League Baseball’s 2019 Winter Meetings reach its conclusion today, one thing has become clear, baseball is booming.  The Winter Meetings saw massive contracts being handed out (in excess of $300 million for just one player), swirling rumors, sweeping changes to the game, and even alterations to the way in which the league responds […]

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Noe Ramirez Signs with Ballengee Group

Jon Heyman of MLB Network, announced that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez has signed with Steve Rath and Jeff Borris of Ballengee Group. Ramirez is 29 years old and was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Boston Red Sox out of California State University Fullerton, making […]

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19-Year-Old Carter Stewart’s Decision To Play In Japan Can Have Huge Implications for Major League Baseball

Carter Stewart, a 19-year-old pitcher from Florida made headlines recently after he decided to sign a contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Stewart is represented by super agent Scott Boras, who negotiated a deal worth over $7 million for the next six-years. If Stewart plays for the duration of his contract […]

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Integrity Sports Agency Is Not A Baseball Agency; It Is A Christian Agency

Every Friday Sports Agent Blog publishes a wrap-up of articles that were not covered on the website the preceding seven days.  The title of that wrap-up includes the phrase “Shabbat Shalom” and the opening blurb in the body of the article typically will contain at least one link related to a Jewish sports story.  It […]

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Advisor To Agent: How The Relationship Has Changed

The following article is a contribution by Tyler Nepote. Tyler is currently a junior at Wichita State University double majoring in Finance and Management in pursuit of law school. On February 29, I had the privileged of writing a guest article on SAB titled, Agents and Advisors: An Athlete’s Perspective, wherein I interviewed four collegiate athletes all going through the […]

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A Look At Baseball Arbitration Analysis – Pablo Sandoval Arbitration Report

Statistics and baseball are like biscuits and gravy…if you are from the South.  One person that does not need any convincing regarding that statement is Marc Rubin, co-owner of RayRubin Sports Analysts.  Rubin has been a statistics professor at Southern New Hampshire University Graduate School of Business for over 25 years and is frequently hired by baseball agents […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/24/2012)

A very diverse wrap-up of links, below.  I hope that everyone has a very enjoyable long Memorial Day weekend.  While there are no football links, the chatter surrounding the pending concussion lawsuits continues and a new issue concerning whether NFL teams colluded to effectively create a salary cap in the uncapped year.  And who can […]

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Interview With The Agent: Carlos Perez

Roughly 15 years after successfully leaving Cuba and making South Florida his home, baseball agent Carlos Perez controls his own Miami, Florida-based sports agency titled, Miami Sports Consulting.  Perez has become known as an advocate for Cuban baseball players who have found a way to escape the island.  The following is an interview I recently conducted […]