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The 2018-19 NBA season is here, and Scott Allen, our resident NBA Cap Guru, joins us to break down how the league is shaping up from a financial standpoint, including the Luxury Tax, Team Movement, the Rockets, Warriors, Celtics futures, & of course - betting lines for addicts.
Drew Brees furthered his greatness case this weekend, but where does he live among this generation of QBs? We discuss from a financial & statistical standpoint. Plus, the 2018-19 NHL season is upon us. Mike breaks down notable offseason spenders, top payrolls, & who might be in money trouble soon.
Now a quarter of the way through the NFL season - offense is king, Kevin, Paul, & Mike discuss how this could affect team-building going forward. Plus, Earl Thomas is injured, Le'Veon Bell is returning, & we unveil Spotrac's 2018 Best Value MLB Roster.
A financial breakdown of Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending injury, Sam Bradford falling out of favor in Arizona, Le'Veon Bell's potential trade market, & the payrolls of MLB's postseason teams, plus Jacob deGrom's one of the best values in the game - but is he on the move?
The Angels are reportedly discussing extension offers for OF Mike Trout that will carry him through the rest of his career. Our thoughts on how Trout might respond. Plus the Steelers are 0-2, but might be more dysfunctional off the field than on it. And, a few early candidates to be traded this NFL season.
Former, long-time NFL offensive line coach Jim Mcnally joins us to discuss the role he had in converting Jason Peters from an undrafted TE out of Arkansas into an All-Pro OT. Plus, we know which undrafted player has earned the most, but who's the "best' all-time?
Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley, & Khalil Mack highlight a summer of big time contracts. How big are they in terms of structure & guarantees, what does each mean for it's position going forward, and what the hell were the Raiders thinking?
Mike joins Kevin & Paul from @buffsportspage to build the "perfect" 53-man roster live on the air using Spotrac's NFL Roster Builder tool. There's sure to be plenty to disagree with over the course of this episode...
NFL Fantasy Expert Mike Tagliere from FantasyPros joins us for an in-depth look at the best & worst for the upcoming 2018 fantasy football season. Plus, as NHL training camps near, plenty of restricted free agents are still without contracts.
We're back with an update on where contract extensions for Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, & Aaron Rodgers sit, plus how much will money factor into starting QBs for 2018, & Carmelo is in Houston, but who's really paying him?
A financial review of an MLB Trade Deadline that saw 50 trades in July, plus our thoughts on a few NFL positional spending trends heading into August, and how it might lead to team success, or alter future paydays.
Does Todd Gurley's big payday signify a step forward for running back deals? Plus, the contract stability of QBs for many NFL teams in 2019 is rocky. And, Kevin Love is now under contract thru 2022. How long will he remain a Cav though?
Why the Steelers & Le'Veon Bell couldn't come to agreement, plus NFL Rookie contracts are becoming careers for many positions, and the Alliance of American Football is coming. Its affect on College, Pro, and Canadian football going forward.
The Angels locked in Mike Trout to an extension back in 2014 that surely can't hold up with his hall of fame production? Or doesn't it? A really fun discussion on Trout's money, and how it impacts the forthcoming Bryce Harper/Manny Machado sweepstakes.
An interesting look at the way evaluating players across the four major sports has changed over the past few years, including Madden Grades, Advanced Stats, rule & gameplay changes, social media trends, rule and more.
From LeBron, to Kawhi, from the draft to free agency, the NBA Offseason holds plenty of storylines. We discuss the financial guidelines for the upcoming rookie contracts, trade math, & more. Plus is Julio Jones worth a contract upgrade?
How long can the Warriors dynasty stay together? A financial look at each major player, the salary cap, the luxury tax & more. Plus, The Summer of LeBron is just getting started. Our thoughts on his next destination.
A financial look at the similarities between how NHL goaltenders & NFL running backs are being valued, & their effect on team-building in general. Plus an update on details & the release of The Spotrac application for iOS users.
Kevin, Paul, & Mike break down the team-building process that led the Vegas Golden Knights to the cup finals. Plus the potential fines to NFL players who hold out of offseason workouts/camps. And Robinson Cano has 240M reasons not to cheat - but still did. Our thoughts & plenty more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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".
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.