Houston Astros star and Albuquerque native Alex Bregman parted ways with agent Brodie Schoffield on Tuesday. On Wednesday, reports from numerous media offered a plausible explanation for the move.
Per a story from the New York Daily News, Schoffield has business ties, at least LeBron James, a budding media mogul who also dabbles in basketball. James’ company is developing a docu-series on the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season, in which they won the World Series.
Per Variety, its makers promise the docu-series will “transcend the baseball diamond to explore larger themes of greed, cheating, corruption, sportsmanship, and social media activism.”
Schoffield negotiated the six-year, $100 million extension Bregman got from the ballclub prior to the 2019 season, the Houston Chronicle reports.
While Bregman was a young player in 2017, he curiously was marched out to speak about the subsquent penalties assessed by Major League Baseball that resulted in the Astros losing draft picks and the firings of their general manager and manager. But Bregman’s apparent lack of contrition was noted.
James had been active on social media, as the Daily News story reports, blasting the Astros for their decisions to circumvent the rules. And as the story suggests, if the Albuquerque Academy alum is seeking a replacement agent without ties to athletes who were critical of the Astros, he might be looking a while.
Support your local Albuquerque Journal & ABQJournal News Staff SUBSCRIBE NOW cancel anytime