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    Question for Someone More Plugged In Than I

    Ruminating on all the minor-league-with ML-invite, lowball, seemingly redundant signings we've had of late, I can't help but wonder if any of these are motivated less by a desire for that particular player and more to maintain a good relationship with a given agent. In other words, let's say Chris Nelson's agent is also Homer Bailey's agent (as far as I know that's not true). Does a team help an agent out by giving a marginal player a shot, in the hope that doing the agent a favor will help the more important negotiations down the road? Does anyone know if this goes on? And if so, could it explain some of the recent signings?
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Question for Someone More Plugged In Than I

    That makes some sense and could play into it but I think it's more in hope of solidifying MiLB depth and hope someone sticks.

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    Re: Question for Someone More Plugged In Than I

    I'm one of the least plugged in posters here, but I do know that discussion like that happen all the time in the entertainment industry. They're called package deals, and sometimes even include writers and directors.

    Agents tell a movie they can get Amy Adams, but they have to hire another of the agency's client for a smaller role.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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