According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Justin Turner’s current agent, Greg Genske, has pulled a Jerry McGuire and partnered with Ballengee executive Alex Hicks. The new agency will be called the GEM Agency and will start off with a handful of Genske’s clients after some conflicts that arose from the acquisition of Genske’s old agency by Gatemore Capital Management. (There’s a lawsuit pending between the two parties in California)
Alex Hicks, the son of former Rangers owner Tom Hicks and a certified agent, has joined with longtime agent Greg Genske, formerly a partner in Legacy, to form a new agency. Justin Turner, Tommy Pham and Roberto Osuna are among prominent clients.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 24, 2019
Along with Turner, there are the Rays Tommy Pham and Astros reliever Roberto Osuna, who will be entering their final seasons of arbitration eligibility, so the next few years for this young agency is of utmost importance. In case you didn’t know, Justin Turner’s free agency eligibility comes after the 2020 season.
It’s no secret that the Dodgers must start planning for life after Justin Turner, but Dodger fans would be absolutely heartbroken if JT was to ever wear another jersey besides the Dodgers. Lets hope Genske and his new firm at GEM will be able to ensure life with JT for a very long time.