What Qualifies Someone As a Financial Expert?

The problem you face as a professional athlete is not the lack of people willing to extend a helping hand but the number of unqualified advisors soliciting your business. Thanks to the widespread flow of information on the internet it seems that everyone is now a...
Building Your Team of Experts

Building Your Team of Experts

Why do we play the game? The simple answer: to win. If MLB teams did not care about the outcome of the game, they would choose players based on who they liked, who they were friends with, and who they were related to. We all know this would never happen and is why...
What’s Your Signing Bonus Number?

What’s Your Signing Bonus Number?

The reality is: everyone has a different “number,” and there is a lot of work that should go into it. The guidelines for helping an amateur player determine their “number” varies widely. Generally, top prospects look to their sports advisors to...
Negotiating Your Signing Bonus Payment Structure

Negotiating Your Signing Bonus Payment Structure

Are you familiar with how a signing bonus is paid out? Historically, teams have split the gross amount into two equal payments over two years.  It is a common misperception that the 50/50 payment structure is the only option. Not only is this false, for the majority...
Will Your Signing Bonus Be Enough?

Will Your Signing Bonus Be Enough?

It is hard to be concerned about what will happen 20 to 30 years in the future while you are focused on performing at the highest level on the field today. Especially, when you will just be starting your career! However, it’s actually the best time because you still...
Why Your Agent & Financial Team Should Be Separate

Why Your Agent & Financial Team Should Be Separate

As a potential 2017 MLB Draftee, you have the opportunity to earn a substantial amount of money. In 2016 there were 72 players who received signing bonuses at or above $1,000,000. In an instant you will suddenly have more money than ever before, and despite being...