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Posted: March 07, 2007, 5:45 AM Post
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Just wanted to stop by and say hello, My name is Joshua Kusnick and I am the Director of Player Personnel for
Double Diamond Sports Management. Our agency represents several brewers, Lorenzo Cain, Darren Ford, Brent Brewer, Stephen Chapman and Mike Carlin. If I can be of any help here let me know.


Thanks

J

Website: Doublediamondsportsmanagement.com


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Posted: March 07, 2007, 7:54 AM Post
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Welcome! I'm sure you'll be an excellent asset to this forum!


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Posted: March 07, 2007, 11:07 AM Post
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DDSM

That acronym reminded me of a really interesting combination of... nevermind.

Welcome aboard, Joshua!

@YouKnowAndThat | Almost, Tim Dell


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Posted: March 07, 2007, 12:44 PM Post
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Welcome about Joshua!

Thanks so much for hooking me up with the guys---Keep an eye out for the rest of the interviews, as they will be popping up over the next month!

-Brad Jiles


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Posted: March 07, 2007, 6:25 PM Post
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great guys, any ideas for my website, feedback is badly needed


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Posted: March 09, 2007, 5:38 AM Post
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Darren dressed in a big league ST game wed. and Stepehn Chapman is reporting to camp today. Just an update.


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Posted: March 09, 2007, 7:35 AM Post
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First of all, thanks for posting Josh - very cool. And best of luck to your clients (who by the way, are really really fast) within the Brewers organization. Those are some really interesting players to follow and all of them seem to possess quite a load of potential to improve as they progress through the system.

I noticed you said that Brent Brewer was a client, but I did not see him on your Clients page on the website. There is a Damon Brewer, but no Brent. Just curious.

I also found it interesting that a few of your clients with the Brewers went through the DFE process. Was the DFE process an often utilized process within your agency and do you have any quick thoughts from an agent perspective on the process going away?

I would also encourage you to post again after the draft to let us know if any more of your clients got drafted and maybe if the Brewers get anymore of them.

Thanks.


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Posted: March 09, 2007, 9:15 PM Post
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Brent's bio is going back up in the AM ,had some editing to do.

As for the DFE process, it's a dead issue after this year since there is a drop dead signing date now (8/15). In the past it's been a blessing sometimes and a curse other times. It gave teams the chance to take a kid who was too raw for pro ball and kinda hold him for a year to see how the player progressed. As for the negotiating, I wasnt a fan, it's difficult to leverage the draft against a team, when the team you are dealing with is the only team really allowed to scout the player. When a kid is "under control" the other 29 other teams usually tune out since they cant even talk to the kid. It's rare to find a d/f who got more money out of the draft as opposed to signing but it has happened before.and I have done it before.


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Posted: March 11, 2007, 11:11 AM Post
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If anyone has any other questions and what not just post them here, Ill be on the road alot this month but will check back when I can.


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Posted: March 12, 2007, 2:53 AM Post
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Do you usually pursue your clients, or do they come to you looking for an agent?


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Posted: March 12, 2007, 4:40 AM Post
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I've always pursued my own guys. I've never had a kid just show up.


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Posted: March 12, 2007, 3:18 PM Post
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I just got done at a Canadian baseball tournament, off to Jupiter tomorrow, then Arizona Wed. Ill keep you all posted on brewers camp. Lorenzo played in another big league game today.

Later

J


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Posted: March 12, 2007, 3:36 PM Post
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thanks for the updates...how are darren and lorenzo handling the idea that they might be split to start 2007?


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Posted: March 12, 2007, 3:37 PM Post
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Havent talked to them yet, youll have to ask them, but both are enjoying spring training a whole lot!


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Posted: March 12, 2007, 8:44 PM Post
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First off, you have a great website(i did notice that brewerfan.net was not on your links). I have a question tho. What is the Order Form for?

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Posted: March 13, 2007, 2:06 AM Post
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The order form is for the players we represent in pro-ball incase they need equipment asap, it occasionally makes things easier on us instead of a phone call.


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Posted: March 14, 2007, 7:02 AM Post
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I will be in arizona this week watching the guys. lorenzo faced eric gagne the other day and darren got a bunt hit yesterday. will keep everyone posted. J


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Posted: March 14, 2007, 9:39 AM Post
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Hi Josh. Questions:

Who was your first Brewer client, and what sold him on your agency? Did that client then have any influence on obtaining future Brewer clients via good word-of-mouth?

This is obviously a competitive business. What is your standard operation for making first contact with a potential client, and what is your ratio of contacts vs. commitments? I imagine even 1-in-100 might be considered a success.

The testimonials are impressive:

doublediamondsportsmanage...nials.html

Can you provide a laundry list of what services you provide for your clients? Not in super detail, but an overall list of priorities.

Is there any type of endorsement or affiliation that you may have wished to pursue for a client but the parent organization frowned on?

Thanks. This is a nice opportunity for us to learn -- we've never had an agent willing to share with our readers in the past, particularly one with some impressive Brewer clients.


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Posted: March 14, 2007, 6:32 PM Post
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Some minor league awards were given out today for ST, Darren Ford ran a 6.11 60 time today, Cain won the vertical leap and Mike Carlin won another award (cant remember the exact award). Cain also ran a 6.29 60 time.


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Hi Josh. Questions:

Who was your first Brewer client, and what sold him on your agency? Did that client then have any influence on obtaining future Brewer clients via good word-of-mouth?

Our agency has had Cain since he was at TCC. I lived in the area and was lucky enough to have found Lo way back when. Our area guy has known Lorenzo since he was at madison HS and he was our first brewers player. I myself was scouting Darren Ford at Chipola JC, a rival school to TCC at the same time I found Lo, and it just kind of worked out that the two were under control by the Brewers. Chapman is from the same area and has a long relationship with our N. Florida area scout while Brent Brewer was a referral, which is the best compliment an agency can get. We work hard to get all of our clients, so you'd have to ask them what sold them on us, but we like to believe we treat everyone like they are a major leaguer while they are in the minor leagues.

This is obviously a competitive business. What is your standard operation for making first contact with a potential client, and what is your ratio of contacts vs. commitments? I imagine even 1-in-100 might be considered a success.

Truthfully, Ive never even thought about this, and couldn't even guess at an answer. We dont pursue players under contract with other agencies so we dont really go after guys in pro ball already unless there is a special situation or a referal. As for amateurs we only go after four or five players a year.
This is a game of failures thats all I can say :P

The testimonials are impressive:

doublediamondsportsmanage...nials.html

Can you provide a laundry list of what services you provide for your clients? Not in super detail, but an overall list of priorities.

We just try to do everything for the players so all they have to worry about is playing baseball.

Is there any type of endorsement or affiliation that you may have wished to pursue for a client but the parent organization frowned on?

We havent had this problem yet since endorsements are usually a personal choice and the teams tend to stay out of those affairs.

Thanks. This is a nice opportunity for us to learn -- we've never had an agent willing to share with our readers in the past, particularly one with some impressive Brewer clients.

Thanks, and any time!!!


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Posted: March 15, 2007, 10:06 AM Post
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Darren Ford ran a 6.11 60 time today

Incredible! Blazer, isn't that like .3 seconds below a perfect scouts rating?


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