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October 17, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: The Losses You Never Get Over

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Joshua Kusnick

Poaching is a big part of the agent business. Some especially sting and never stop.

What a postseason. What a year. I have one client playing on a postseason team, so that has been quite exciting to follow. Only one of my clients has ever won a ring before—Darren Ford. Such a strange concept to me. Ford has won one but Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, and Barry Bonds didn’t. It’s a huge honor and a numbing experience.

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September 9, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: So Long, Scout

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Joshua Kusnick

The author remembers 'a Hall of Fame scout if there ever was one.'

This past week my friend Bruce Seid, the Milwaukee Brewers scouting director, passed away. This is not the first time I lost a friend who was a scout. Rolando Casanova of the Detorit Tigers passed away earlier this year, as well. Bruce and Caz were both under 60 and passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. We work in show business, and death rarely creeps into our thoughts, but when it comes it hits like a sledgehammer. I want to use this column to talk about my friend and give the world a behind-the-scenes look at what a failed draft situation looks like.

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August 14, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: The Small World

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Joshua Kusnick

Client poaching, Instagram, hunting gear endorsements, and the rest of the things that a small agency thinks about.

July was a very satisfying month. A couple months ago, I wrote about going through the free agent process with my client, Jeremy Jeffress. Late in July, Jeremy was added to the Brewers’ 40-man roster and called up to the big leagues again. In his first outing, against Cincinnati, his first pitch was clocked at 98. His last was 101. The outing went as well as it possibly could have and Jeremy has since thrown 8 2/3 innings while allowing only one run. When the Brewers came to Tampa and I got to catch up in person with Jeremy for the first time since April, Adam McCalvey caught a great moment in my career:

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A certified agent gives BP a behind-the-scenes look at how a player goes from draftee to professional pitcher.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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An agent recounts two times when his negotiations after the amateur draft didn't go as expected.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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May 23, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: Why I Avoid the Draft

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Joshua Kusnick

An agent explains why he decided not to pursue amateur players.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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April 30, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: How a Player Picks a Team

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Joshua Kusnick

As explained through the story of Jeremy Jeffress.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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What is the exhibition like for the agent who's trying to land his clients Opening Day jobs?

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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February 11, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: Three Ways to Work in Baseball

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Joshua Kusnick

An MLBPA-ceritifed agent gives you his tips on getting into the game.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: Navigating Free Agency

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Joshua Kusnick

An agent explains the process of finding new teams for his players.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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December 27, 2013 6:50 am

An Agent's Take: An Agent's Winter Meetings Journal

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Joshua Kusnick

A stressful, successful slice of an agent's life.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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November 27, 2013 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: The Art of Making Endorsement Deals

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Joshua Kusnick

An agent's look at endorsements and baseball card contracts, and a remembrance of Michael Weiner.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and he can be reached via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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