Friday, October 24, 2008

She'll Come Back As Fire To Burn All The Liars And Leave A Blanket Of Ash On The Ground

I just bought the new Charles Cross book Cobain Unseen and I couldnt feel anymore invasive if I tried while flipping through it. I have long been an admirer of Kurt Cobains' creative vision and have always been curious about the motivations behind most of his art. Holding this book, especially after reading Heavier Than Heaven and his Journals, I felt like I was committing the ultimate act of betrayal towards a man I never really actually knew. I am no better off knowing what I know now about this man. I wish I had come to this realization sooner, perhaps if everyone just left him alone he'd still be here today. I also started to read Gonzo, the Hunter S. Thompson oral history book written by his friends. A true American Hero that the world still misses to this day. I wish he'd have stuck around to comment on this election cycle but such is life and a man has a right to leave on his own terms. I have always believed that.

On a baseball note, just got back from a week in the fall league and now Im watching high schoolers in Jupiter. It's a strange job but someone has to do it. On a separate note, I hate every agent who isnt myself or my father. Next time one of them has a chance to talk to me I would hope they would think long and hard about it. It's a waste of time and air to talk to a competitor tor and no greater knowledge can be extracted from the interaction. I hate them all because they are all the same. I never ever want to be confused with them and I dont think I ever will for better or for worse.

On a music note (nobody reads this for music but whatever) One of my most beloved singers Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel showed up after 10 some odd years and performed live again. It was only one song but one can dream.

Those are the updates. Ill be around.



Friday, October 10, 2008

The Interview

I talked for an hour, those who know me it should come as no surprise. No major failures beyond my failed sophies choice joke. I thought it was funny.



Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Where Logic Cannot Intervene

The Michael Brantley/Taylor Green saga is finally over and from my stand point both players emerge as winners. Mike is in a great situation in Cleveland with a chance to reach the major leagues sometime in 2009. With the fall league roster vacancy created with the trade Lorenzo Cain (another client)heads to the fall league as well. Taylor is now in the fall league as well taking the injured Mat Gamel's spot (as earlier predicted) and I think everyone is the better for this deal. I'm just glad it's finally over.

Im headed to Arizona for some fall league work saturday and will be there for six days.

Several clients are blogging about their time in Arizona over at MILB blogs (Brewers,Angels,Marlins,Cubs. Check it out!

Thats all for today. Ill be posting again soon.



Sunday, October 5, 2008

Radio Interview Information

Here is the flyer on my interview for thursday, Ill post some trade updates after the weeks over. Off to Arizona saturday!


Hey everyone, just an FYI, but Josh Kusnick (Michael Brantley's agent) will be on my radio show this Thursday at 9:30pm ET. The direct link to Thursday's show is below:

Josh will be on for a few segments and my co-host Paul and I will ask the obvious questions pertaining to the Indians trade for Brantley and other things, and the phone lines will be open for anyone who wants to call in to speak to Josh and ask whatever they want. Phone number to call is 646-716-8012.

Michael Brantley himself is also schedule to be on, but as an FYI will not be taking calls from the fans (only his agent). As a reminder, for those that cannot listen live, the show is podcasted and can be downloaded and listened to at anytime by visiting the link I provided above or at .

Hope many of you tune in, and remember the show is still a WIP.;-) Should be an informative hour. Josh is not what you would expect from an agent, and makes for an awesome interview. And this should be the first radio/TV interview in Cleveland for Brantley.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Please Please Tell Me Cuz I Need To Know I Need To Know Now

I have literally been writing biographies and packages for all my clients this week in preparation for the winter meetings in Vegas. It's a really time consuming task and since I'm beyond hands on I do it myself. Id rather do all the work than risk somebody else blowing something so important. Also doing a ton of prep work for our minor league free agents to be. We cant shop them until after the W.S. but like anything else, preparations must be done, and must be done right.

Interviewing potential 09 draft picks to see if anyone wants us to advise them. We had a good 08 so we should land a few good 09s. Really havent spent a ton of time on amateur stuff yet especially with all the Fall League work going on. We potentially will have 8 guys going.

Monday is decision day. This trade is almost over. It's my understanding that the medicals are being reviewed and Cle is understandably having trouble choosing the PTBNL. I still believe it's the same guy I informed several weeks ago, so we'll see if I'm right by monday.

On a separate and unrelated note....

Taylor Green is to replace Mat Gamel in the AFL but wont report until Monday. Everyone else reported today (Aguilar,Jeffress,Brantley etc......)

So like everyone else I guess we'll see.