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On To The Next One: Jeff Niemann

Many agents take little to no commission on a client’s signing bonus when he signs a professional contract after being drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.  Thereafter, at a minimum, the client will ask his agent to pay for his equipment.  Over multiple years, this cost adds up.  All the while, the agent continues […]

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Wade Davis’ $12.6 Million Pre-Arbitration Contract With The Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays fear arbitration.  The club is one of the few teams that employs a “file-and-trial” strategy once it and one of its players exchange figures leading up to an arbitration hearing, which means that if numbers are exchanged, there will be no settlement pre-hearing.  The Rays do this to dissuade players and […]

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The File-And-Trial Arbitration Teams Sign Their Players

119 MLB players filed for salary arbitration.  The deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures leading up to a possible hearing has officially past.  The 3 teams known for implementing a file-and-trial strategy (exchange salary figures and we are going to a hearing, no matter what), have all avoided a potential arbitration hearing. […]

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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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The MLB Draft Day 1 Broken Down

First Round Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) – Boras Corp. – Interesting to note that Bud Selig referred to Harper as an outfielder even though he has played mostly catcher his entire life.  Get this kid on the fast track through the Minors. Jameson Tallion (Pittsburgh Pirates) – Hendricks Sports Management – Big high school arm […]

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Next On The Agenda: B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton is the 2nd player to reach an arbitration hearing this February.  Corey Hart was the first, and in his case, the panel of arbitrators handed Hart the victory, and $4.8 million (compared to the Brewers’ offer of $4.15 million).  Upton’s has already had his hearing yesterday, and one of the 3 panelists (Elizabeth […]

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Pat “The Bat” Signed by Rays

Pat Burrell, the hard-hitting, ex-slugger of the defending world champion Philadelphia Phillies now has a new home: the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays and Burrell have agreed to a 2-year, $16-million deal. It is also reported that Burrell will donate a portion of his contract to the Rays’ Baseball Foundation which is the official charity […]

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At Least You Can’t Say That Borris Isn’t Trying

Jeff Borris, the agent of record for Barry Bonds, is nothing short of persistent.  Even though Bonds has not received a Major League deal from any teams, Borris continues to put his client’s name in the paper and has no problem expressing his displeasure in the lack of interest in Bonds.  Borris most recently attempted […]

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Follow-up on Alvin Fall & Carl Crawford

Not too long ago, I wrote about the deal I secured  for my sports Artist, Alvin Fall, with the Tampa Bay Rays. Two days ago, Alvin met up with Carl Crawford during BP at Tropicana Field. I wanted to share some of the pictures of Carl Crawford posing for a picture with Alvin and signing […]

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It’s NOT All About the Money

With the All-Star game approaching and the end of the first half of baseball nearing, the hype between the Yanks, Sox and now the Rays, is just starting.  The Yankees have consistently made the playoff for 13 seasons…will this be the year they do not?  The Yanks are also the highest paid MLB team for […]