Labor and Agents

Roc Nation Sports, MLB agent Thousand part ways

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Roc Nation Sports has parted ways with MLB agent Kyle Thousand , who was hired six years ago to lead the agency's baseball division. The move does not indicate that the agency is exiting the business of baseball, as it hired former Mets GM and former MLB agent...

Amber Sabathia, CC's wife, hired as CAA Sports baseball agent

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
CAA Sports has hired Amber Sabathia, wife of former MLBer CC Sabathia, as an agent in its CAA Baseball division. Amber Sabathia, who has been involved in her husband's business ventures -- including running his philanthropic foundation -- starts today. She will be based out of CAA...

Pitcher Dobnak still in the driver’s seat with Twins

Weekly / Monday, May 3, 2021
New York Yankees fans won’t have Uber to kick around anymore when and if the team faces Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak. If there is a next time, they may be chanting “Lyft!” Just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Dobnak is best...

Athletes First edges CAA in NFL Draft Round 1

Daily / Friday, April 30, 2021
Athletes First led all agencies once more with eight players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. No. 32 Joe Tryon (Buccaneers) served as the late tiebreaker with CAA Sports. During last year’s virtual Draft, Athletes First dethroned CAA Sports after the latter's four straight...

Athletes First leads round one Draft picks for second-consecutive year

Daily / Friday, April 30, 2021
Athletes First led all agencies once more with eight players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. No. 32 Joe Tryon (Buccaneers) served as the eleventh-hour tiebreaker with CAA Sports. During last year’s storied virtual Draft, Athletes First dethroned CAA Sports after four-straight years of leading overall...

Despite successes, Black NFL agents still struggling to sign White players

Daily / Thursday, April 29, 2021
History was made last year when 17 of the 32 first-round NFL Draft picks were represented by Black agents, but that progress "comes with an asterisk," as most Black agents "still don't have a single White client on their rosters," according to Candace Buckner of the WASHINGTON POST. NFL...