A-Rod hires a new agent, for whatever reason

The RAB Radio Show: May 9, 2011
2011 Draft: Sickels' Mock Draft

Via MLBTR, Alex Rodriguez has hired Dan Lozano to represent him for all baseball-related matters. Remember he canned Scott Boras late last year. I’m not quite sure why A-Rod needs a baseball agent now, he’s signed through 2017 and seems unlikely to sign another contract after that. Although I suppose there are union and league issues that the game’s highest paid player must deal with, and that’s probably what Lozano is taking care of. Maybe Nick Swisher put a good word in for Lozano.

The RAB Radio Show: May 9, 2011
2011 Draft: Sickels' Mock Draft
  • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ muthafucka, muthafucka)

    Maybe he wants someone to help with his image/endorsements.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Same agent as Dallas Braden

    • S

      Arod wants revenge, quick hind the bats

  • Big Apple

    if this cat can get Arod another 10 yr deal he’ll be worth his weight in gold!

    • CP

      Gold currently costs about $23k per pound, so assuming he’s 200 pounds all he needs to do is get ARod a $4.6M deal to be worth his weight in gold.

  • KeithK

    I wonder what he’s paying the guy. As I understand it players usually pay a fixed percentage of their contract to agents. Presumably Boras is still entitled to that from Rodriguez for the duration of the current contract.

  • http://twitter.com/steveh_MandAura Steve H

    My guess is A-Rod was jealous of all the media attention Jeter has been getting lately and wanted to try to get some of it back his way.

  • Klemy

    He needs someone to get between him and the Hollywood blondes that are calling?

  • Tags

    Mike ever hear of endorsement deals?

    • MikeD

      A-Rod hired William Morris a couple years back to represent him in all matters not baseball related. That would certainly cover endoresement deals and, in fact, I would think that would be a primary focus for a firm specializing in entertainment. So either he recently fired William Morris agency (doubtful) or he does need a baseball agent to handle some baseball-related matters.