MLB Players

Illustration of Carl Crawford

A few months ago, I signed sports artist Alvin Fall as my second client.  While I always aspired to be a sports agent, owning AccessAthletes has taken me in a much different direction.  I can honestly say that I never expected to represent sports artists, but I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.  […]

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Top Pick Earns $6.15 Mil

Last week, Tim Beckham received a $6.15 million signing bonus after being selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft.  The $6.15 million bonus is the largest sum that any drafted player has received in the history of the MLB; it is $50,000 more than Justin Upton received as […]

Contract Negotiation MLB Players Sports Agents

Take The Money And Run Or Walk Hard And Wait?

You are an MLBPA licensed agent. You finally have a guy listed on a 40-man roster. In fact, he has been playing so well lately that his club wants to lock him up in a long-term deal. Do you sign your player to the deal or hold off and hope that your client continues his […]

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Will The Rays Dance With The Devil?

Is Barry Bonds going to go to Tampa Bay and play with the always changing Devil Rays or move to a location where he can justify ignoring reporters because they speak another language, and play ball in Japan? The Rays are busy talking internally about proposing an offer to Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, but have […]