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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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Baseball ‘Agent’ Sued For Fraud By Yankees Minor League Player

Baseball players beware; not every person holding himself out as a baseball agent actually has the capacity to help you progress your career.  New York Yankees Minor League Baseball (MiLB) player Angelo Gumbs found that out the hard way, according to a complaint that he has filed against an individual he claims stole upward of […]

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New Yankees Catcher Brian McCann Set For Life With The Help Of Agent B.B. Abbott

The New York Yankees desperately needed a catcher, so the club went out and got one in the early stages of free agency.  And the team paid a pretty penny for him.  Multiple reports have highlighted the Yankees’ signing of former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to a 5-year, $85 million contract that contains a […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/17/2013)

I am currently in Atlanta, along with many practicing Sports Law attorneys and law school students who hope to one day practice in the world of Sports Law.  We are here for the annual Sports Lawyers Association conference.  Whether you are in Atlanta or not, check out this guide to following along with the events. […]

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On To The Next One: Mark Teixeira

There is no word that Mark Teixeira has moved on to a new agent, and there is a distinct possibility that he does not hire a typical sports agent any time soon, but the New York Yankees first baseman has officially fired his longtime agent Scott Boras.  Teixeira’s 8-year, $160 million contract is good until […]

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The Ultimate Chess Match

The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” may never be more applicable than with the photo to the right. In one of the most awkward contract negotiations in recent baseball history, between Derek Jeter, agent Casey Close, and the New York Yankees, it is not clear yet which side will emerge victorious. What […]

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Gators Picture Frame And Sports Agent Blog CONTEST

Two years ago, I did a Product Review on Church Hill Classics Athletic Framing.  Church Hill Classics had sent me a couple of beautiful college frames, but the frames and pictures consisted of two of my alma mater’s rivals: LSU and South Carolina.  It took a little while, but they finally got the rights to […]

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Does Payroll Of Playoff Contender Affect Future Contract Negotiations?

Baseball agents love it when a team like the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox makes it to the playoffs year after year and is always fighting for a chance to win the World Series.  Not because a majority of agents are true fans of either team, but because they can then go to […]

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Your MLB Playoffs Preview

The leaves are falling, Halloween is around the corner, and the MLB playoffs are officially upon us. After 162 games, eight teams have separated themselves from the pack and emerged as World Series contenders. Two divisions and both wild cards needed that 162nd game to decide the winner, but our matchups are now set for […]

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An MLB Where Draft Picks Could Be Traded

It is usually not until later in the year that the discussion surrounding baseball’s inequity bubbles in the minds of writers.  We all know about the huge disparity between the payroll of the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins, yet the Marlins were able to fight off Goliath in the 2003 World Series. That […]