Matt was calling to thank me for my posting and support in the face of his abrupt and baseless firing. He doesn't so much care about his public perception, like any good agent, but the rationale and timing about his dismissal clearly bothered him and his partner, Paul Cobbe. The Sosnick-Cobbe firm has a handsome list of MLB players, but is really just a smaller player in the agent business so a loss of a guy like Hamilton (and his pending commissions) hurts not just on a professional level, but a personal one, too. Maybe moreso . . . Matt shared with me that Hamilton called him and told him he had a dream that "Jesus told him to switch agents."Jason then fires off some righteous indignation at the way some of these guys get cast aside as their players climb the ladder towards bigger and bigger paydays. I don't know the details of the whole Hamilton-Sosnick affair -- maybe there's a whole subtext we know nothing about -- but Jason was left with the impression that he was talking to victim of a highway robbery, and from what I've read, I have no reason to say he's wrong.
The lesson: It's rough out there for a ten-percenter.