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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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An MLBPA-certified agent walks us through his workflow as the winter gets underway.

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


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BP's resident former GM explains what the deadline is like for the people pulling the trigger on trades.

As we announced earlier this month, former Los Angeles Dodgers GM, major-league executive, and player agent Dan Evans has joined Baseball Prospectus as a regular contributor. In his first article, he explains what the trade deadline is like from a general manager's perspective. Dan will be answering your questions in his chat this Wednesday at 1:00 PM ET, so submit your questions now.


Tension? Absolutely. Anxiety? Sure. Pressure? Without a doubt. Enjoyment? No question.


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August 28, 2008 11:38 am

Future Shock: And in This Corner...

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Kevin Goldstein

Developments in the battle royale between just about everyone in the baseball industry.

It really was the statement heard 'round the world, as from the time of its release until the end of the day, my phone has been burning in non-stop discussions with teams, agents, players, and other members of the media all looking to talk about the Pedro Alvarez situation. The statement issued by the Pirates is very strong in tone, and tells us quite a bit in only 575 words. We all know that Pittsburgh team president Frank Coonelly has a close relationship with the commissioner's office, and the document almost sounds as if it came straight from New York. Let's take a word by word look at it, and talk about what is actually known, what is merely rumored, and what may eventually happen.

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August 9, 2008 10:30 am

Future Shock: Signing Status for the 2008 First-Rounders

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Kevin Goldstein

An update of the wheelings and dealings of this year's top 30 picks.

Last year's draft was the first with the newly-implemented August 15th signing deadline, and it also introduced a new version of the game "chicken," as numerous players waited until the final 24 hours to finalize their deals. The sad truth for the teams in this situation is that those players who waited tended to get the most money, so as we enter the final week of this year's signing window, 11 of the 30 first-round selections remain unsigned. Here's a look at each of the first-round picks, discussing either their performance so far, or the status of their negotiations.

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