February 20, 2014 6:00 am
The Phillies reportedly told on an unsigned draft pick for using an agent. Which raises the question: What's the difference between an agent and an advisor?
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After failing to sign him, the Phillies reportedly turned in 2013 fifth-round pick Ben Wetzler for breaking an NCAA rule by using an agent. Kevin Goldstein explained the subtle difference between an agent and an advisor in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on May 16, 2008.
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November 27, 2013 6:00 am
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.
Ben and Sam discuss Jay Z's potential to be a new kind of agent, and whether they'd want to be one of his clients.