Rich Paul's Klutch Sports Acquires Tidal Sports; Agency Represents Bregman, More

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2020

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Rich Paul's Klutch Sports agency announced the acquisition of Tidal Sports on Friday:

Klutch Sports Group @KlutchSports

Klutch Sports is proud to announce the acquisition of Tidal Sports is finalized and would like to formally welcome Brodie Scoffield to lead baseball. We are very excited that in a few short months we’ve been able to expand into football and now baseball! https://t.co/tmzSK1F8Pw

Klutch Sports Group @KlutchSports

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Tidal Sports' clients include Houston Astros superstar Alex Bregman, New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman, Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Keston Hiura and Seattle Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic. 

The big players in the baseball agency game to this point have been The Boras Corporation (run by the eponymous Scott Boras) and CAA, but Klutch Sports has been a rising power throughout sports, namely in the NBA, where Paul represents LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, among others.

In January, Klutch acquired football agency Revolution Sports, with a client list that included Jarvis Landry, Xavien Howard, Melvin Gordon, Alvin Kamara, Ty Montgomery and Xavier Woods. 

Projected first-round picks in the 2020 NFL draft, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah, also signed with Klutch in January. 

So Paul and Klutch are making moves. Gaining inroads in Major League Baseball will be an uphill climb, considering how entrenched Boras and CAA are in the sport. But Klutch has become a major player in professional sports in a short time, which can't be ignored, especially after acquiring Tidal Sports.