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The 2023 Gold Glove Winners Financially

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The Largest Contract for each MLB Franchise

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Spotrac's MLB Financial Offseason Series

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Young MLB Extension Candidates

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

MLB Trade Candidate Deadline Salaries

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Assessing 2023 MLB Option Players

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

2022 MLB All Stars, Financially

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Next Contract Series: Shohei Ohtani

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2022 MLB Trade Deadline Primer

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Next Contract Series: Aaron Judge

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2022 MLB Forbes Valuations

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Scott Allen | 2 years ago

2022 MLB Arbitration Filings

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Notable Top Remaining MLB Free Agents

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Dan Soemann | 2 years ago

10 MLB Trade Candidates for 2022

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down the New MLB CBA

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Scott Allen & Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2021 All-MLB Selections

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2021 MLB Incentives & Bonuses

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Projecting the Top 2022 MLB Free Agents

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Top Payroll Production at the Midway Point

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2021 MLB All-Star Starters, Financially

The 2021 All-Star Game starting lineups have officially been announced, and as we do annually, we’ll take a look at how the rosters look from a financial perspective.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

MLB Trade Deadline Candidates

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Notable MLB Contract Extension Candidates

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Michael Ginnitti & Dan Soemann | 3 years ago

Potential Shortstop Extensions

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

MLB Trade Candidates

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

A World Series of Two Payrolls

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

MLB Extension Candidates

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2020 MLB Trade Deadline Financials

Despite the extremely unique circumstances, the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline surprised many with a flurry of late activity, and a few notable names switching teams. We take a quick look at how much teams acquired, sent, & saved in the process.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2020 MLB DRAFT

Track all 160 selections of this year's very much truncated MLB Draft, led by the Detroit Tigers & Baltimore Orioles.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

LISTEN: Careers Earned: Alex Rodriguez

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

LISTEN: Trade Stafford, Cut Everyone, & Boo the Astros

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2020 MLB Arbitration Financials

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

A Decade Financial Review of MLB

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Contract Projections for Notable MLB Free Agents

This year's crop of MLB free agents is dominated by starting pitchers, a good sign for those of you who like to see big dollars thrown around. Here's a look at 8 of the more notable players, including a sure to be wrong prediction on where he may end up soon, and for how much.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

10 Really Tough MLB Contracts in 2020

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

MLB Trade Deadline Candidates

With the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline less than 48 hours away, we'll take a look at a few names who remain on the hot stove, including the money remaining on their 2019 salary, and the stability & status of their current contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2019 NFL Draft & Projected Starters Facts & Figures

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

2019 Opening Day MLB Payrolls

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

MLB Offseason Financial Preview: NL West

We continue our MLB offseason financial series with the NL West, providing an outlook of each team's financial status, including 2019 payroll, notable free agents, option decision, arbitration-eligibilites, and contract extension and/or trade candidates as well.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

MLB Offseason Financial Preview: AL Central

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

MLB Trade Deadline Financial Review

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

6 of the Worst Active Contracts in MLB

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Best Value MLB Teams & Players

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

2018 MLB All-Star Rosters, Financially

The 2018 edition of the MLB All-Star game features a mixed bag of youth and veteran talents. We’ll take a look at the total rosters, including their 2018 compensation, total career earnings to date, & free agent statuses.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Buy, Sell, Stand Trade Options for Every MLB Team

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

How Mike Trout's Contract Alters Bryce Harper & Manny Machado

It's becoming clear that Angels' OF Mike Trout isn't just baseball's current best player, but arguably on track to be the GOAT. We take a deep-dive into Trout's pay vs. production, including its effect to the upcoming paydays for Bryce Harper & Manny Machado.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Notable MLB Trade Candidates from Each Team

We're still two-plus months away from the 2018 MLB trade deadline, but as rosters begin to settle in, and the standings begin to spread out a bit, we'll take a look at a player from each team who could be on the block.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Assessing the 2019 MLB Free Agent Class

A way too early look at top prospective MLB Free Agents at each position, including a few calculated valuations, projections, thoughts and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

The Ultimate MLB Opening Day Financial Guide

Spring is in the air (sort of), and with it comes baseball. We've broken out a thorough look at 2018 MLB team payrolls, opening day 25-Man rosters, positional spending, how they're built, how this year compares to last, offseason spending patterns and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

MLB Team by Team Offseason Previews

Our MLB offseason preview takes a look at past and current payrolls, notable free agents, and possible contract extension & trade candidates from each of the 30 MLB teams heading toward the chaotic winter meetings.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Projecting Market Values for MLB's Top Free Agents

Options have been decided upon, Qualifying Offers have been extended, and the MLB Free Agency is officially open for business. We take a look at the top players at each position, assessing their calculated & likely market values heading into the winter.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

The Underpaid MLB 2017 Award Candidates

With 2017 MLB awards set to be announced on Monday, we'll take a look at the reported top candidates for MVP, Cy Young, & Rookie of the Year in each league, noting their current and future financial compensation & rankings.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

The 2017 World Series Rosters, Financially

Tuesday will mark the start of a somewhat historic World Series matchup, as two 100+ win teams will battle for the championship. The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking their first title since 1988, while the Houston Astros will be looking for the first in franchise history. We'll take a quick look at the matchup from a positional, financial, and statistical standpoint. 

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

2017 MLB Postseason Rosters, Financially

With the 2017 MLB Playoffs upon, we'll take an in-depth look at how each postseason roster shakes out in terms of age, contract status, and current financials. This page will be updated as the postseason moves along.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

2017 MLB All-Star Rosters, Financially

A quick look at the final 2017 MLB All-Star rosters for each league, including current financial numbers, career earnings to date, and contract statuses for each player.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

2017 MLB Opening Day Payrolls

With the 2017 regular season now upon us, we'll take a close look at how teams have allocated their dollars, including positional breakdowns, 25-Man rosters, offseason spending, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Yoenis Cespedes Remains with the Mets

The New York Mets made the first big splash of the offseason by bringing back OF Yoenis Cespedes on a whopping 4 year, $110M contract. Our look at how the numbers breakdown for the Mets and across the league.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

2016 MLB End of Year Payrolls

As the regular season winds down, we take a snapshot look at how each team spent their money in 2016, including active players by position, and injury, retained, buried salaries.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Updated Market Values for 2017 MLB Free Agents

With the 2016 MLB regular season winding down we'll take a look at our previous list of players set to hit the free agent market this winter. We've re-calculated our valuations for notable players at each position, providing calculated & likely market value average salary projections for their next contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Top 15 MLB Trade Candidates

With the August 1st trade deadline less than two weeks away, we've identified 15 players rumored to be on the trade block, including their salary remaining in 2016, and contract statuses going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Valuing Notable 2017 MLB Free Agents

A look at notable MLB players at each position set to hit the free agent market this winter, including projected & likely salary projections based on recent production.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

MLB Midseason Payroll Breakdowns

With the 2016 MLB season now halfway in the books we'll take a moment to assess where each team's dollars are being spent, including positional breakdowns, players on the disabled list, playoff chances, best values, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

MLB's 2016 First Half Best Values

With the unofficial first half of the MLB season now in the books, we'll take a moment to look back at which players from each position have provided the best value in terms of Production vs. Compensation, utilizing our calculated True Value Score.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

MLB All-Star Rosters Financially

A look at the 2016 MLB All-Star rosters financially, including an A.L. team combining for $261M in 2016 salary, and a National League squad combining for $269M.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Rockies Designate Jose Reyes

Following his return from suspension, the Colorado Rockies have designated SS Jose Reyes for assignment, with a whopping $41M+ left to be paid.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

2016 MLB Opening Day Rosters, Financially

Breaking down the opening day financials for each of the 30 MLB teams heading into the 2016 season, including positional spending, starting rotation salaries, offseason spending, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Offseason Outlook: 1st Basemen

A snapshot financial breakdown of the 2016 1st Basemen, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Offseason Outlook: Starting Pitchers

A snapshot financial breakdown of the 2016 starting pitchers, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

A Financial Look at the 2015 ALCS Rosters

The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals head into the ALCS with 25-Man payrolls just $1.5M apart. Our look salaries, and contract statuses for the starters and reserves.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Matt Harvey

Just 26 years old, Matt Harvey finds himself amidst one of the best young pitching rotations in all of baseball. With one more year of arbitration remaining with the Mets, the push for a long-term contract has already begun. We'll assess Harvey's current market value as he nears his first big pay day.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Breaking down the NLDS Teams Financially

The NLDS 25-Man roster payrolls range from $85M, to $184M. We breakdown the financials for each NLDS 25-Man roster, noting Game 1 starters, upcoming free agents, 2016 player contract statuses, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

NL Wildcard Postseason Rosters, Financially

The Pittsburgh Pirates starting 9 accounts for just $26M in 2015 payroll; $12M less than the Cubs starters, and $77.8M less than the Yankees put on the field against the Astros last night. Our complete financial breakdown for tonight's game:

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

AL Wildcard Postseason Roster Financially

It should be no secret that the Yankees and Astros are built very different in terms of experience and finances. We take a look at the selected rosters for the 1-game series, comparing the payroll for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Yoenis Cespedes

He's been the talk of the league since being acquired by the Mets at the deadline, and with an expiring contract his timing couldn't be better. We take a look at the recent statistical production of Yoenis Cespedes, producing a valuation to project his next contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Jake Arrieta

The 92nd highest average paid starting pitcher in MLB capped a dominant 2015 season thus far with a no-hitter against the Dodgers Sunday night. While arbitration-eligible through 2017, we'll assess the current market value of Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

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