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Friday, February 02, 2018

Agent Brodie Van Wagenen Speaks Out On Stagnant Free-Agent Market - MLB Trade Rumors

Reportedly Hosmer has a seven-year $120+ million offer on the table, J.D. Martinez a five-year $125 million offer. The CBA doesn’t require teams to pay players what the players “think* they are worth.

On the pitchers side, starters are throwing less innings than ever. We’ve already witnessed an increased market for relievers this off-season. It stands to reason the starter market would be shrinking to balance out pitcher payrolls.

A lot of players aren’t signing because they don’t believe the offers are high enough. That’s their choice. Suggesting collusion is the reason the current offers don’t meet the players’ and agents’ expectations sounds more like an agent making an excuse for misjudging the market than anything factual.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 02, 2018 at 03:24 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: agents, cba, free agents

Thursday, January 11, 2018

MLB agent Jason Wood fired; accused of filming clients’ showers

I don’t even know what to say about this one.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 11, 2018 at 06:36 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: agents

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Baseball league to allow agents starting in 2018

Following a meeting of its board of directors, the KBO said only those who have passed a qualification test set by the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association will be allowed to represent KBO players. Each agent or agency may only work with a maximum 15 players, and with no more than three players from the same club.

That’s an interesting restriction. I wonder how it’ll play out?




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