Proformance To Represent Vladimir Guerrero

Free agent designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero has changed agencies, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned. Proformance now represents the slugger, who had previously been represented by Fern Cuza of SFX.

Guerrero intends to play in 2012, and would consider signing with a Japanese team. He drew interest from the Indians late last month and he appeared to intrigue the Marlins earlier in the offseason. Guerrero has 2,590 hits, 449 homers and a .318/.379/.553 line in 16 big league seasons. In 590 plate appearances with the Orioles last year, the nine-time All-Star posted a .290/.317/.416 line with 13 homers.

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19 Comments on "Proformance To Represent Vladimir Guerrero"


inleylandwetrust
3 years 4 months ago

Don’t think that’s gonna help ya Vladdy

Trout Almonte
3 years 4 months ago

I’m guessing that Proformance really wanted those advertisement fees, because he might not get another MLB team to sign him.

3 years 4 months ago

Hey, I love the name and your icon even more.
Although, I do wish the Orioles and Vlad could work out a deal here.
I am just of the mindset that Wilson Betemit and Nick Johnson are not going to get the job done, then again I could be wrong.

PS I can’t believe Vlad fired Fern, how can you fire someone named Fern?

Shawn Baublitz
3 years 4 months ago

Nick Johnson will be fine for the 100-150 PAs he gets before he hits the DL for the rest of the season. The guy is an OB% machine.

ChipsHips
3 years 4 months ago

You can fire a guy named Fern if you hire Bean Stringfellow to replace him.  Which Vlad just did.

3 years 4 months ago

sign with the Tribe

juanmanuelmarquez1
3 years 4 months ago

the white sox  should give him shot

formerdraftpick
3 years 4 months ago

I would really love to see this guy get on a team and some playing time.  His career lows last year were typically a players career highs.  Unfortunately, he’s just one-dimensional in the form of a DH or bench guy.  I wonder if he could play a little 1b? Why wouldn’t the M’s want to take a shot on him?

Shawn Baublitz
3 years 4 months ago

Really? If he was a 2B or SS maybe. But a DH with an OPS of .733 (200 points lower then his career) is not a career high for most DHs with almost 600 PAs.

He’s done. Its ok. It happens to every player at some point.

formerdraftpick
3 years 4 months ago

Hit .290, a strikeout every ten AB’s, had 63 rbis…on a team that was aweful…um really.  Seriously, you can’t find anything good in him?  Also, please reread the comment, I said “a players career highs”…not DH’s highs.  If I referred to DH’s I would have mentioned Ibanez and done a cross comparison on why the Yankees should have chosen Vlad over Raul.  As for your comment of 200 points lower than his career numbers regarding his .OPS…you are seriously going to compare that stat…he had a sleek 1.074 for a career high OPS.    

Piccamo
3 years 4 months ago

Because the M’s have Justin Smoak and Miguel Montero.

3 years 4 months ago

Pretty sure the D backs have Miguel Montero

Piccamo
3 years 4 months ago

Right. I got my Monteros mixed up. Jesus Montero.

3 years 4 months ago

When a team passes you for a Manny Ramirez with a 50 game suspension, it’s time to retire.

Scooby
3 years 4 months ago

Hope he gets another shot. Vladdy was one of my faces to watch.

Double_Up
3 years 4 months ago

I think he’ll play.  After all, look around and you see so, so many players who can’t hit breaking balls on ML opening day lineups, and you see managers looking at their feet when said player comes up to bat.  His D would be fine if he got some regular game reps, which he did in Texas but not at all in Baltimore.  Why not 1B?  A platoon there, Smoak may still struggle to hit in Seattle, a lot of teams need better hitting and true leadership.  I think he’ll be on a ML roster by April end.

I do wonder why he changed agents, I guess it’s due to the fact that Cuza couldn’t get him a deal; tweeters lie a lot about what he wants.  Maybe the new guys are simply more attuned to what to do.

3 years 4 months ago

He should sign a 3 year deal with the Astros. So they will be set at DH when they transfer to the AL next year.

Double_Up
3 years 4 months ago

If he plays 1B, he just needs time to practice again.  I wonder if his new agents attracted him by saying they know how to get him back in MLB somehow, or simply that they will work harder and never quit.  After all, Vlad is no ‘angry man’ like Dye, Abreau, or Damon have been.

Double_Up
3 years 4 months ago

I think Oakland never talked to his agents, there was never a peep about that.  All the Oakland guys and gals kept saying they wanted Roid Manny and if not him then maybe Ibanez, no sign they ever talked to anyone else’s agent, not Damon, Lee, or Guerrero, etc.