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Jim Bowden Discusses Boras’ Negotiating Power; Disregard For NCAA Rules?

The 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft officially began last night.  One round and Comp Round A is in the books; rounds two through fifty still remain (along with Comp Round B).  Many top picks are advised by Scott Boras, including #1 overall pick Gerritt Cole, Anthony Rendon, Bubba Starling, Alex Meyer, Brian Goodwin, and Josh […]

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Have Players Unions Outlived Their Purpose?

Have unions (other than the Major League Baseball Players Association) outlived their purpose?  It is a question that super-agent Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group posed in a recent New York Times article.  While I have not yet had the opportunity to meet Tellem in person, he is certainly very respected amongst the agent community […]

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MLBPA Player Agent Advisory Committee Established

As of October 1, 2010, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has a new set of Regulations Governing Player Agents.  I am currently working on Co-Authoring a major law review/journal piece that will provide a complete synopsis of the 2010 Regulations.  In the meantime, if you want to read through the entire document, feel […]

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Amendments To The MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents

On September 2, all certified Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) agents received an email concerning amended agent regulations.  It was a notice that the MLBPA’s Executive Board has unanimously adopted amendments to the MLBPA’s Regulations Governing Player Agents.  While I am not yet MLBPA certified (although I am happy to announce that is changing […]

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A Step Closer To The Trading Of MLB Draft Picks?

On June 24, I talked about an MLB where draft picks could be traded.  Apparently, it was not such a pipe dream.  I mentioned that one major hurdle could be the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), which might not be interested in bringing about any significant changes to the MLB Rule 4 Draft.  And […]

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Josh Johnson And The Marlins Come To Agreement

I’ve spoken about it on the radio and wrote about it here on  Josh Johnson wanted a 4-year deal similar to the contract Zach Greinke received last year (4-years and $38 million).  The Florida Marlins would only offer a 3-year deal worth $23 million.  The gap seemed tremendous; something that would probably lead to […]