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Robinson Cano announced today that he has fired super-agent Scott Boras and will be joining Jay-Z's newly launched sports agency Roc Nation. The New York Yankees All-Star will be Roc Nation's first client.
Roc Nation Sports will be led by the rapper with Juan Perez serving as president. They have partnered with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency to co-represent the second baseman.
“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Jay-Z said.
Cano is a member of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship team, a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and two-time Gold Glove Award winner on the verge of a huge payday.
“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field,” said Cano. “I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates."
Cano would become the third Yankee to cut ties with Boras but, unlike Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira before him, he is leaving before signing a big contract that Boras brokered.
For some reason, Cano's hookup with unabashed Yankees fan Jay-Z sounds like good news for the Bronx Bombers.
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Jay-Z reportedly has opened a sports representation agency named Roc Nation Sports, and his first client is Yankees star Robinson Cano.
The big question, now that second baseman Robinson Cano has hired CAA and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports as his new agents, is whether the switch means that the New York Yankees stand a better chance of signing him.
Brodie Van Wagenen, who will be Cano’s primary baseball agent for CAA, didn’t answer that question directly in an interview with FOXSports.com on Tuesday night...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is changing agents as he nears the biggest decision of his career.
Cano, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, is hiring Creative Artists Agency to replace Scott Boras, according to major league sources.
CAA's baseball clients San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and right-hander Matt Cain, Milwaukee Brewers...
Scott Boras has lost his touch.First, it was Alex Rodriguez who told the agent his services would no longer be needed. Then Mark Teixeira showed him the door. Now Robinson Cano has kicked Scott Boras to the curb and, if you believe the media reports, didn't even show the common courtesy of pointing the curb out to him before-hand.For so many years, all you ever heard was how...
Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, has announced a new full-service sports management company within his entertainment company, Roc Nation, called Roc Nation Sports.
Roc Nation Sports has partnered with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a leading entertainment and sports agency, and has already signed their first client — Yankees star Robinson Cano. Cano, a four-time MLB All-Star...
Being connected to rapper Jay-Z could mean dollars upon dollars in one’s bank account. Add that to his pull of being from New York and you have yourself set to [...]
Apparently Jay-Z has gotten bored with being a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets and decided that he needed another sporting endeavor. It’s unclear whether he himself will be a Sports Agent, or if he is merely the owner of the Agency, but he has already snagged a big client.
I was surprised to see that New York Yankees 2nd baseman Robinson Cano fired his super agent Scott Boras...
Scott Boras hit it big with a massive contract extension for Elvis Andrus on Monday, but he won't get the chance to do the same with Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano. Cano fired Boras today, and has signed with Roc Nation Sports, a new agency under Jay-Z's Roc Nation umbrella that's partnering with the more-traditional CAA Sports.
Unlike Boras, CAA has a history...
The players' union has granted Jay-Z temporary limited certification to serve as a baseball agent. But his path to formal, permanent certification will not be a simple process.
Rick Shapiro, senior adviser to the union, said Wednesday that Jay-Z was one of three representatives from his company, Roc Nation, to receive temporary limited certification.
Roc Nation Sports, a division...
The big news of the morning is that Robinson Cano has fired Scott Boras as his agent, and is joining a newly created wing of the CAA group that will be led by hip hop artist Jay-Z. I don’t pretend to know anything about hip hop artists and their geographical biases, so I’ll just go along with the consensus that hiring Jay-Z as his agent is a pretty good sign that Cano wants...
the days when Scott Boras - sports agent extraordinaire - use to bend Red Sox management over a railing and
demand whatever random excessive number they (Boras and client)
decided was worthy of their John Hancock? Well it’s the same story
only different characters will play the part of said sports agent. Roc Nation mogul Shawn Carter (a.k.a. Jay-Z) will venture his...