797: MLB Super Agent Talks Sales and Negotiation Strategy, with Nez Balelo


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Nez Balelo is a Major League Baseball super agent, representing such players as Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, and many more. He’s also the co-head of CAA Sport’s Baseball Division. He joins me today to have a conversation about sales and negotiation strategy.

As you can imagine, over a career negotiating contracts for some of the biggest stars in baseball, Nez has learned a thing or two about how to connect with the people on the other side of the table to get a deal done. We’re going to talk about the how to set the stage for negotiations and the role of personal influence. We’ll dive into the 4 common misconceptions about negotiations that trip up many sellers. And we’ll dig into Nez’s 4 key negotiating strategies that he uses to negotiate multi-million dollar deals for his clients.


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