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Agent calls for spring training boycott over unsigned free agents

Agent calls for spring training boycott over unsigned free agents

A prominent baseball agent says players should consider boycotting spring training because of the slow free-agent market.

Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, says players are "outraged" and "I would suggest that testing the will of 1,200 alpha males at the pinnacle of their profession is not a good strategy."

In his statement released Friday, Van Wagenen says "a fight is brewing" and "a boycott of spring training may be a starting point if behavior doesn't change."

He adds: "Players don't receive their paychecks until the second week of April. Fine them? OK, for how much? Sue them?...

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