The San Diego Union-Tribune (December 15, 2006)

Story by Tom Krasovic

"Towers doesn't go out of his way to praise player agents, but he openly admires Joe Bick. 'He's a straight-shooter,' Towers said. 'I have a lot of respect for him.'"

Kevin Towers: Special Assistant, Cincinnati Reds

"I wasn't lucky enough to stay with one team my whole career, but I feel very fortunate to have had just one agent, Joe Bick. I met Joe in 1987, and since that time, he has always been honest with me and cared about me, not only as a player, but more importantly, as a person. Joe's preparation and work ethic, combined with his genuineness as a person, make him one of the most well-respected agents in the game. I will always think of Joe as a great agent, but more importantly, as a great friend."

Mike Bordick: MLB Shortstop (13+ years), current Baltimore Orioles Roving Infield Instructor and Broadcaster

"I've been with Pro Star Management from its inception. Never was there a time when I doubted our relationship, either personally or professionally. Joe has built a reputation in baseball as being a well-respected and honest individual that understands the economics of the game. Since retiring from the game, Joe and I have continued to maintain our friendship."

Brook Jacoby: MLB Third Baseman (9+ years), current Toronto Blue Jays Major League Hitting Instructor


"I've been with Joe and Pro Star Management since 1991, and can honestly say I've had, and still have, an outstanding relationship with my agent. Joe and I became friends when I was playing at Cuyahoga Community College West, and he became my agent in 1991. The rest, as they say, is history...10 years in the Major Leagues...a Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award in 1998...National League All-Star Teams in 1998 and 2001. Any General Manager in baseball will tell you they enjoy working with Joe because he's honest, trustworthy and very loyal to his clients. Joe and I remain close friends to this day."

Jeff Shaw: All-Star MLB Pitcher (10+ years), and father of current client Travis Shaw

"Baseball is big business and not to be taken lightly, or viewed with rose colored glasses. When we began our search for an advisor/agent prior to the 2010 draft, we had a short, but important list of characteristics. It was important to find an individual with honesty, integrity, ethics, and loyalty to a relationship. We wanted no ambiguities or uncertainties with unfolding events. Candor and communication had to be ever present. We found it all with Joe and his sons!"

Gerry Vitek: Father of Red Sox 2010 1st Round pick Kolbrin Vitek


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