Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, November 02, 2012

Pitcher Roman Colon Wants $1 Million+ From Baseball Agent For Failing To Disclose A Team’s Offer

SHOW HIM THE MONEY!

On October 6, baseball pitcher Roman Colon elected to become a free agent.  Twenty-three days later, the Dominican-born professional baseball player filed a lawsuit against his former sports agent John David (J.D.) Smart and Smart’s former employer, Hendricks Sports Management, LP.  Colon says that the agent and agency should pay for failing to inform him of an offer made by a Korean baseball team.  Colon has asked for a reward of at least $1 million.

After a few years of performing for the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, Colon was offered and accepted a contract to play for the KIA Tigers in Korea.  He was used as a starting pitcher and went 8-7 with a 3.91 ERA.  According to the Complaint, which was filed by his attorneys Patrick Zummo and Adam B. Kenner, Colon’s agent began negotiating a new contract with the KIA Tigers, and the team eventually presented a qualifying offer of 75% of Colon’s prior contract.  However, Colon was never notified of the offer.  The qualifying offer was terminated, but the team retains Colon’s rights in Korea for an additional five years.

The Complaint alleges that if Colon had known about the qualifying offer, he would have immediately signed with the KIA Tigers.  Instead, Colon signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a monthly payment of $12,500.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 02, 2012 at 10:40 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: agents, dodgers, hendricks sports, korean baseball, lawsuit, legal, roman colon

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: November 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4291051)
Emphatic proof that Colon problems can be especially difficult.
   2. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: November 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4291063)
J.D. Smart, the former Expo?
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 02, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4291092)
J.D. Smart, the former Expo?


Yes, indeed. Smart left Hendricks in September and now works for Excel (whose highest-profile clients are Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard, and Zack Greinke).

-- MWE

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDon Mattingly thinks pace of play can be improved by changing views on strikeouts
(12 - 1:40am, Feb 24)
Last: QLE

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(2498 - 1:37am, Feb 24)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogHeyman: Romneys, who bid on Marlins, in talks to buy piece of Yankees
(8 - 1:28am, Feb 24)
Last: Meatwad needs baseball

NewsblogPump The Brakes On Kyle Schwarber? Well, Actually...
(9 - 12:33am, Feb 24)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogOTP 20 Feb. 2017: Baseball in a Time of Politics
(1368 - 12:17am, Feb 24)
Last: Jay Z

NewsblogExclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week - sources
(14 - 12:08am, Feb 24)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogWhy Joe Maddon sees Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff guy in Cubs lineup | CSN Chicago
(6 - 11:29pm, Feb 23)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(268 - 11:27pm, Feb 23)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

NewsblogBaseball Reference has a New Look
(91 - 11:26pm, Feb 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogIn defense of Sammy Sosa
(3 - 11:25pm, Feb 23)
Last: zachtoma

NewsblogIs 300-wins club done adding members?
(128 - 11:09pm, Feb 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMike Piazza Learns How to Be an Owner. Of a Soccer Team. In Italy.
(99 - 10:26pm, Feb 23)
Last: villainx

NewsblogThe Bizarre Ending to Pitching's Greatest Winning Streak
(3 - 9:04pm, Feb 23)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogThe End of “Stick to Sports”
(72 - 8:37pm, Feb 23)
Last: Betts, Bogaerts, and D Price(GGC)

NewsblogHow Buccaneers' Jameis Winston blew away Yankees prospects
(10 - 8:06pm, Feb 23)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

Page rendered in 0.2619 seconds
47 querie(s) executed