#6: The Sports Tax Man

November 21, 2017

Robert Raiola (@SportsTaxMan) joins us for an in-depth look at how salaries across the 4 major sports are impacted from a tax standpoint. Plus breaking down the financial changes of NFL starting lineups from Week 1 through Week 11, & forecasting players from every NFL team in need of a contract extension.

Recent Episodes

#29: Sports Gambling, NFL Comp. Picks, David Price May 15, 2018

#29: Sports Gambling, NFL Comp. Picks, David Price

Sports Gambling is coming - our thoughts on the financial impact to the sports world. Plus, understanding the NFL's Compensatory Draft Pick process - and the Red Sox have been waiting many fortnights for David Price to perform at a $31M level.

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#28: NBA PayDays, MLB Strikeouts, & Matty Ice May 8, 2018

#28: NBA PayDays, MLB Strikeouts, & Matty Ice

A financial dive into a few major NBA free agents soon to hit the market, plus strikeouts & home runs are dominating MLB. What's the eventual financial impact? And, Matt Ryan is a $100M guaranteed richer. All the numbers & our thoughts going forward.

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#27: Understanding NFL Rookie Contracts May 1, 2018

#27: Understanding NFL Rookie Contracts

The completion of the 2018 NFL draft means 256 players will soon be signing new contracts. Mike explains the wage scale, guarantees, potential offsets, & projections for notable draft picks. Plus, destinations for Dez Bryant, a running game for the Patriots, & the mystery of Kawhi Leonard.

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#26: Dez, Durant, Snow, & the Draft April 17, 2018

#26: Dez, Durant, Snow, & the Draft

A weekly financial round up including a few late NFL releases, Kevin Durant's upcoming offseason, baseball busts & brawls, plus 5 Hot Takes for the upcoming NFL draft.

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#25: Bryce Harper & the 2019 MLB Free Agent Class April 9, 2018

#25: Bryce Harper & the 2019 MLB Free Agent Class

2018's uneventful free agency is just a placeholder for things to come next winter. We discuss the projected dollars & potential destinations for our list of Top 2019 MLB Free Agents. Plus, the incredible start for Shohei Otani, & a few fun golf tangents.

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#24: NFL Free Agency Winners, Losers, & Numbers April 4, 2018

#24: NFL Free Agency Winners, Losers, & Numbers

A dive into the true value of NFL Free Agency, including Spotrac's take on Winners & Losers, plus why the Giants are the most important & interesting NFL team this month, and the unique 17-year financials of the Sedin twins.

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#23: Baseball Bucks, & Odell Beckham March 27, 2018

#23: Baseball Bucks, & Odell Beckham

Our 2018 MLB Opening Day financial preview is preceded by a roundtable discussion about the potential value of Odell Beckham Jr, & the wide receiver position as a whole in the current NFL.

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#22: Adam Schefter, Mike McCartney, & NFL Money March 19, 2018

#22: Adam Schefter, Mike McCartney, & NFL Money

Kevin & Mike discuss keeping up with the year-round NFL frenzy with esteemed ESPN analyst Adam Schefter, plus Mike McCartney, the agent behind Kirk Cousins' fully-guaranteed $84M breaks down his wild past week.

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#21: The NFL Free Agent Roundtable March 13, 2018

#21: The NFL Free Agent Roundtable

A live discussion about the 2018 NFL Free Agency deals as reports roll in, including instant reactions, projections for what's still to come, and why trades are becoming just as important this week.

 

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#20: The Guaranteed Truth about NFL Free Agency March 6, 2018

#20: The Guaranteed Truth about NFL Free Agency

Kevin & Mike examine the past 3 years of NFL Free Agency, uncovering the truth about just how much those big contract actually stand for. Plus, is MLB Free Agency broken, & which superstars are destined to become billionaires in the future.

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#19: Dead Cap 101 & Blake Bortles February 27, 2018

#19: Dead Cap 101 & Blake Bortles

A thorough discussion about the ins and outs of NFL dead cap, including the various scenarios it derives from, players/teams who have carried the most, & more. Plus, Blake Bortles extension in Jacksonville, what does it mean, & what is it really worth?

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#18: The Evolution in Structure of MLB Free Agency February 20, 2018

#18: The Evolution in Structure of MLB Free Agency

A thorough discussion about how MLB free agent contracts have changed since 2014, including a breakdown of recent deals. Plus, projecting & valuing the NFL Franchise Tag window, & are the 2018-19 76ers ready for a superstar free agent?

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#17: Talking Shop with Joel Corry February 13, 2018

#17: Talking Shop with Joel Corry

Former Agent, & current NFL Salary Cap Expert Joel Corry joins the show to discuss a few offseason possibilities, the affects of recent franchise tags, cap casualties, the future of guaranteed contracts & more. Plus, breaking down Jimmy Garoppolo's bigtime payday.

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#16: Cousins in Purple, Foles Next Role, & Trade LeBron February 6, 2018

#16: Cousins in Purple, Foles Next Role, & Trade LeBron

With Alex Smith now in town, the Redskins try to salvage any possible return for Kirk Cousins. Our thoughts, plus the numbers on Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles in 2018, & a dive into the NBA Trade Deadline. Are the Cavs buyers or sellers?

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#15: The Finances of Super Bowl 52 January 30, 2018

#15: The Finances of Super Bowl 52

The Patriots & Eagles have similar finances, but how they're built, where they came from, and where they're going are very different. Plus the Miami Marlins are in full "fire sale" mode yet again. We break down the numbers and debate their "process".

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#14: The Recent Rise of Financial Underdogs January 23, 2018

#14: The Recent Rise of Financial Underdogs

The Vikings, Patriots, Astros, Royals, Indians, & of course Vegas Golden Knights are just a few teams in recent years to rise to championship level with average or below payrolls. How are they doing it, is this trend for real, and is it good for the sport?

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#13: The Mother of all QB Offseasons January 16, 2018

#13: The Mother of all QB Offseasons

How much is Kirk Cousins in store for? Where will Alex Smith end up? Is Case Keenum really worth $23M? All this and plenty more in our NFL QB Free Agent, Roster Bubble, Trade Block plus a lot of money discussion.

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#12: Should College Athletes Be Paid? January 10, 2018

#12: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Kevin, Paul, & Mike hold a roundtable discussion about the facts, figures, & potential for major college athletes to be paid under a salary cap-like structure. Plus, where are all the MLB signings, & is Jon Gruden really the next $100M man?

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#11: Fun Financial Facts: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs January 2, 2018

#11: Fun Financial Facts: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs

Kevin, Paul, & Mike take a unique look at some facts and figures of the 12 NFL playoff teams. Plus: Are blockbuster contracts worth it? And a look ahead to the coming offseason.

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#10: The Spotrac Year In Review December 19, 2017

#10: The Spotrac Year In Review

Our final episode of 2017 takes a look back at the top earners, best values, total spending, biggest surprises, and a few favorite moments from the sports contract year that was. Plus what to look for in 2018, and a "freaky" Contract of the Year.

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#9: The World of Sports Business with Andrew Brandt December 12, 2017

#9: The World of Sports Business with Andrew Brandt

Current MMQB/The Athletic sports business analyst & former Packers VP Andrew Brandt joins the show with an in-depth discussion on his path into the sports field, cap management tactics, & the state of the NFL. Also, should MLB rosters be adding HR-Hitters or Strikeout-Pitchers, & the uniqueness of Joel Embiid's upcoming contract with the 76ers.

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#8: How to Build an NFL Team December 5, 2017

#8: How to Build an NFL Team

Mike, Kevin, & Paul discuss the trends, intricacies, & fluidity of building & maintaining an NFL roster in a salary cap world. Plus a deep dive into MLB's International signing process & Shohei Ohtani's upcoming contract.

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#7: The Highest Earning Players in Sports November 28, 2017

#7: The Highest Earning Players in Sports

A fun look at the all-time, active, and future top career earners across the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL; a glance at the 2018 salary cap status for NFL teams; and which $29M player is one of the best values in the NBA.

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#5: Why NHL Salaries Pale in Comparison; Increasing NFL Fines November 14, 2017

#5: Why NHL Salaries Pale in Comparison; Increasing NFL Fines

A deep dive with Paul & Kevin into why NHL salaries are much lower than the other major sports, including league revenues & the "Canada Factor", plus Mike outlines the weekly increase in NFL Fines, plus how Spotrac analyzes the structure of a major NFL contract.

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#4: Forecasting 2017-18 MLB Free Agency November 7, 2017

#4: Forecasting 2017-18 MLB Free Agency

Projecting the 2017-18 MLB Free Agent season, discussing the future of mega contracts, valuing the notable players, and more. Plus a looking at the shocking NBA contract extension money, & a breakdown of Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's massive contract as he hits the trade block.

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#3: A Financial Look at the NFL Trade Deadline November 1, 2017

#3: A Financial Look at the NFL Trade Deadline

A quick dive into the money attached to the NFL Trade Deadline moves, a look ahead to an offseason full of available QBs, a breakdown of the NBA Qualifying Offer process, and how much will Ezekiel Elliott lose (or gain) from his suspension.

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#2: The Best-Value MLB Players, NFL Trade Candidates, World Series $ October 24, 2017

#2: The Best-Value MLB Players, NFL Trade Candidates, World Series $

Kevin, Paul, & Mike discuss potential NFL Trade Deadline Candidates, take an interesting look at the financial side to the 2017 World Series rosters, assess the financial future of Carson Palmer, & highlight Spotrac's Best MLB Values of 2017.

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#1: NBA Offseason & Opening Day $ October 18, 2017

#1: NBA Offseason & Opening Day $

The premier episode highlights 2017-18 NBA Opening Day spending, a recap of the huge contracts signed this offseason, a deep dive into Andrew Luck's contract, and the financial value MLB teams are getting from their young superstars.

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