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#66: Machadough, WRs, & Comp Picks

February 20, 2019

Manny Machado's historic contract gets the MLB offseason off and running. Paul & Mike break down the numbers, rankings, taxes, & more. Plus, Antonio wants out, OBJ might get out, & should NFL compensatory picks even exist?

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#225: The NFL's High-Paid are Winning, Gambling through COVID, & the Celtics' Exception November 29, 2020

#225: The NFL's High-Paid are Winning, Gambling through COVID, & the Celtics' Exception

With reserve lists piling up, gambling in the NFL has become a unique challenge. Plus, team building with the highest paid players in football is hard, but many of those teams are currently thriving. And, NBA free agency gets even more complicated with the Celtics' new outrageous trade exception.

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#224: Carson Wentz's Future, NBA Free Agency, & Potential NBA Trades November 23, 2020

#224: Carson Wentz's Future, NBA Free Agency, & Potential NBA Trades

What the NBA offseason lacked in quality superstar names, it made up for with quantity of movement. Scott Allen breaks down some of the notable moves - both positive & negative. Plus, the big trade chips haven't yet fallen, should New Orleans be considering themselves buyers? And, Carson Wentz's future in Philly is certainly in doubt. A look at what the Eagles can do with him in 2021. 

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#223: Post NBA Draft Storylines plus Modern Broadcasting with Kevin Sylvester November 19, 2020

#223: Post NBA Draft Storylines plus Modern Broadcasting with Kevin Sylvester

Scott Allen breaks down the NBA's draft, & a few storylines that now exist in its aftermath. Plus, Kevin Sylvester joins to discuss how the live broadcast & social media are growing father apart, and how broadcast salaries are simply growing.

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#222: NBA Draft Preview & the MLB Offseason with Hembo November 18, 2020

#222: NBA Draft Preview & the MLB Offseason with Hembo

ESPN's @PaulHembo gives us a few #MLB teams & players to watch out & how a looming strike could temper contracts, while Scott Allen previews the financials & potential movement in tonight's NBA Draft. Plus, Milwaukee's all-in moves, Houston's potential fire sale, & notable best value NFL players through 10 weeks.

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#221: NBA Trades, Moves, & Free Agency + the Future Saints Now November 16, 2020

#221: NBA Trades, Moves, & Free Agency + the Future Saints Now

The NBA will have something new in store for us almost every day this week, starting with a trade window that could produce a few blockbusters. Plus, does the injury to Drew Brees provide us with a look at the future Saints now?

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#220: NFL Number Rankings, Trevor Bauer's Sticky Cy Young, & a Fantasy Football Update with Michael Fabiano November 12, 2020

#220: NFL Number Rankings, Trevor Bauer's Sticky Cy Young, & a Fantasy Football Update with Michael Fabiano

Senior SI Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano gives us a mid-season master class on how 2020 has been, & what names to consider for the stretch run of the fantasy football season. Plus, Cousin Dan & Trevor Bauer both think an increase in spin rate is the key to a Cy Young. But how did that sudden increase come about? And, which NFL teams have all the right numbers for a deep postseason run over the next few months.

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#219: The Big Spending Patriots? November 9, 2020

#219: The Big Spending Patriots?

The Patriots are bad, but is it really because of years and years of cap & cash splurging? Plus, an NBA league finance update, Jimmie Johnson gracefully walks away from NASCAR, & RIP Alex Trebek - who got screwed financially.

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#218: The Worst NFL Team, NBA 2021 Update, & Fixing Baseball November 5, 2020

#218: The Worst NFL Team, NBA 2021 Update, & Fixing Baseball

MLB will hand out its awards next week & it couldn't be more wrong. How this & many other aspects of the game need an update. Plus, the NBA is pushing forward with a quick, slightly reduced season. And, the race for the #1 NFL pick in 2021 has plenty of interesting layers.

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#217: NFL Midseason Marks & MLB Qualifying Offers November 2, 2020

#217: NFL Midseason Marks & MLB Qualifying Offers

A quick breakdown of how Qualifying Offer compensation works as the MLB offseason arrives, plus, a look across the NFL at its season midpoint, including a dive into plenty of question marks at the QB position.

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#216: NBA Offseason Storylines October 28, 2020

#216: NBA Offseason Storylines

Which NBA storylines will dominate this offseason? Should the Heat push the pedal down? Are the Mavericks in prime position for Giannis? What should Daryl Morey's first move in Philly be? Plus a deep dive into the extremely expensive Golden State Warriors, who could be facing a record luxury tax bill this season.

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#215: The NFL Trade Deadline Primer October 25, 2020

#215: The NFL Trade Deadline Primer

Which contenders will be buying high to gain that extra push into the postseason? Which teams are selling off parts? Which teams have no idea who they are? 25+ NFL trade candidates, the money to move them, teams who may be interested, and plenty more.

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#214: NFL Trades, SVG in NOP, & a Sports Business Catchup w/ Emily Caron October 22, 2020

#214: NFL Trades, SVG in NOP, & a Sports Business Catchup w/ Emily Caron

As the NFL trade deadline approaches a look at teams and players that could & should be involved in a weird year. Plus, Stan Van Gundy joins a very interesting Pelicans roster with decisions to be made. And, Sportico's Emily Caron catches us up on NCAA revenue, Women's Sports, & plenty more.

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#213: A Vikings Purge & World Series Facts & Figures October 19, 2020

#213: A Vikings Purge & World Series Facts & Figures

A financial breakdown of two very differently constructed World Series teams in the Dodgers & Rays, plus thoughts on betting lines, MVPs, & offseason opportunities for each. Plus, the 1-5 Vikings are trending down in the standings as their salary trends up for 2021. How a few moves could remedy that in 2020.

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#212: NFL Reporting & the Dallas Cowboys with Jane Slater October 14, 2020

#212: NFL Reporting & the Dallas Cowboys with Jane Slater

NFL Network reporter Jane Slater joins to discuss the ups & downs of covering sports in a 2020 world, plus a unique dive into the future of the Dallas Cowboys. And, how the Jets go forward after Le'Veon Bell's release.

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#211: LeBron's Lakers, the NBA Offseason, & Dak's Future October 12, 2020

#211: LeBron's Lakers, the NBA Offseason, & Dak's Future

The newly built Lakers scored LeBron James his 4th NBA title, but how do they fare going forward? Scott Allen breaks down a cap-space-less NBA offseason. Plus, Alex Smith's return from injury & Dak Prescott's unfortunate new one puts the spotlight on future guarantees. And, a quick update on NHL offseason finances. Powered by The Athletic

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#210: The Future QB Conversation October 9, 2020

#210: The Future QB Conversation

A team-by-team breakdown of every starting QB situation in the NFL from a contractual, stability, & team-building standpoint. How many veteran QBs will be jobless in 2021? Which teams could be in the QB free agent market? Which teams are set to break it all down for a high draft pick QB?

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#209: NFL Depth, MLB Matchups, & the NHL Offseason October 5, 2020

#209: NFL Depth, MLB Matchups, & the NHL Offseason

The Running Back & Wide Receiver positions are showing as much depth as ever, which could mean big money changes going forward. Plus, MLB's second round offers matchups with financial Davids & Goliaths. And, the NHL hot stove could be a precursor for all sports heading toward 2021.

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#207: How the Lakers & Heat Are Built, MLB Picks, & Athlete Sponsorships September 30, 2020

#207: How the Lakers & Heat Are Built, MLB Picks, & Athlete Sponsorships

The Lakers & Heat begin the 2020 #NBA Finals, but they come from very different starting points. Plus, where the best money lives for the #MLB Postseason, & how athlete sponsorships could become more visible in 2021.

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#206: NFL QB Money, Next for the Nuggets, & MLB Playoff Payrolls September 27, 2020

#206: NFL QB Money, Next for the Nuggets, & MLB Playoff Payrolls

Russell Wilson & Josh Allen didn't just further their stance as MVP candidates, but their contracts must now be a topic of discussion. Do each get new deals after 2020? Plus, a future financial outlook at the Denver Nuggets, and MLB's postseason bracket is set & if you paid top dollar in the American League, you probably did it wrong.

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#205: Valuing Cam with Jeff Howe & Baseball Numbers with Sarah Langs September 23, 2020

#205: Valuing Cam with Jeff Howe & Baseball Numbers with Sarah Langs

MLB.com reporter & "numbers queen" Sarah Langs brings her unique takes on the current baseball season, & what we might look for in free agency & forward. Plus, The Athletic's Jeff Howe breaks down his recent evaluation of Cam Newton with the Patriots, including a potential next contract, & possible destinations should he leave New England. 

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#204: NFL Injuries & Oddities, NBA Awards, & U.S. Open Money September 20, 2020

#204: NFL Injuries & Oddities, NBA Awards, & U.S. Open Money

Week 2 of the NFL season was littered with devastating injuries, & a few close calls from 2020 contenders. Plus, Scott Allen breaks down which NBA players stand to benefit financially from their 2019-20 awards, how the money breaks down from this weekend's U.S. Open, & just how seriously should we be taking the Bills, Texans, Jaguars, & Cowboys starts?

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#203: Easy on the Clippers, the Free-Spending Rams, & Ranking NFL O-Lines September 16, 2020

#203: Easy on the Clippers, the Free-Spending Rams, & Ranking NFL O-Lines

The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue breaks down a Rams front office that has been adding & subtracting big time contracts. Plus, Ross Tucker's offensive line rankings, & thoughts on positional spending in the NFL. And, the Clippers are out, should they blow it up?

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#202: NFL Extensions, Impressions, & Overreactions September 13, 2020

#202: NFL Extensions, Impressions, & Overreactions

Breaking down a slew of last minute offseason extensions & overreactions to Week 1 in the NFL. Plus, contractual & trade options for Giannis & Harden as they look ahead to the #NBA offseason.

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#201: All Things NFL with TDN's Paige Dimakos September 9, 2020

#201: All Things NFL with TDN's Paige Dimakos

The Draft Network's Paige Dimakos discusses a wild offseason, the state of the business, & what to expect from the NFL in 2020-21. Plus, Super Bowl, division, MVP, ROY picks. And, the odds are stacked against Dak Prescott for his next contract - what does he need to do?

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#200: NFL Cutdowns, Extensions, & Financial Futures September 7, 2020

#200: NFL Cutdowns, Extensions, & Financial Futures

With NFL rosters now cut down to 53 & expanded practice squads established, our look at where the money is now & will be in 2021. Plus, big time extensions for Deshaun Watson, Tre' White, & others as we enter kickoff week.

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#199: Kamara & the Saints Cap, plus MLB Moves with Hembo September 1, 2020

#199: Kamara & the Saints Cap, plus MLB Moves with Hembo

Paul Hembekides rounds up a fun first half of the MLB season with a load of facts & figures. And, Joe Mixon is under contract, Dalvin Cook might never be, & Alvin Kamara is on the trade block?

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#198: The Jacksonville Purge & MLB's Trade Deadline August 31, 2020

#198: The Jacksonville Purge & MLB's Trade Deadline

The Jaguars completed the final two pieces of their offseason purge by trading Yannick Ngakoue & waiving Leonard Fournette this weekend. What this means for the Jags, EDGE rushers, & RBs going forward. Plus Cousin Dan breaks down a better than expected MLB trade deadline.

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#197: NBA Analytics, Messi on the Move, & Best/Worst NFL Trades of 2020 August 26, 2020

#197: NBA Analytics, Messi on the Move, & Best/Worst NFL Trades of 2020

How deep should NBA matchups be evaluated to determine statistical & (more importantly) betting trends? Plus, the money & impact of Lionel Messi's potential EPL/MLS move. And, the best & worst NFL trades of the offseason thus far.

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#196: Goodbye Earl, a Rebuild in Philly, & A-Rod's Future August 23, 2020

#196: Goodbye Earl, a Rebuild in Philly, & A-Rod's Future

The financial impact of Earl Thomas' sudden release in Baltimore. Plus, another early exit for the 76ers puts The Process on notice. And, is 2020 a one and done for Aaron Rodgers in GB?

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#195: NBA Overreactions & a Fantasy Football Primer with Michael Fabiano August 19, 2020

#195: NBA Overreactions & a Fantasy Football Primer with Michael Fabiano

How a Lakers early exit could mean questions for Anthony Davis & the rest of the league this offseason. Plus, Cousin Dan updates us on the trials & tribulations of Fantasy Baseball in a COVID-19 world. And, SI Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano loads us up with fantasy football facts & figures for the 2020 season.

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#194: Myles Garrett's Payday, NBA Playoff Series & DFS Picks, & a PGA Earnings Update August 17, 2020

#194: Myles Garrett's Payday, NBA Playoff Series & DFS Picks, & a PGA Earnings Update

The Browns gave Myles Garrett $125M reasons to smile this offseason. Our look into the structure & stability of his 5 year extension in Cleveland. Plus, Scott Allen & Mike Ginnitti analyze the betting lines, DFS candidates, & thoughts on each NBA playoff series. And a quick update on who sits atop the PGA Earnings list in 2020.

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#193: NBA Bubble Star Money, & College Football's Divide with Emily Caron August 13, 2020

#193: NBA Bubble Star Money, & College Football's Divide with Emily Caron

Sportico's Emily Caron discusses the financial & business factors behind conferences opting in or out of the 2020 college football season. Plus is a spring schedule viable, & what changes are in store for draft-eligible players? And Scott Allen looks at the financial futures of the NBA Bubble's Stars.

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#192: The Financials of College Football August 10, 2020

#192: The Financials of College Football

With a college football season looking less & less likely this fall, we dive into just how much money goes in, & comes out of a season. Plus, costs to expand, recruit & a deep dive into coaching salaries & guaranteed buyouts.

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#191: No-Shows, Opt-Outs, Injuries, & Plenty of Money Still August 4, 2020

#191: No-Shows, Opt-Outs, Injuries, & Plenty of Money Still

MLB & the NFL are making headlines for players not showing, opting out, or hitting injury lists, while the NBA & NHL bubbles appear to be full speed ahead. Yet despite the chaos, teams are still shelling out major money to major players. Plus, the XFL is sold?

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#190: NFL Opt Outs, Joey Bosa's Payday, & Why the Extra NBA Bubble Teams July 29, 2020

#190: NFL Opt Outs, Joey Bosa's Payday, & Why the Extra NBA Bubble Teams

Mike Ginnitti discusses the details & financial implications for the dozens of NFL players choosing to opt out of 2020. Plus, what the Chargers paying Joey Bosa means for them & future defensive contracts. Why trades will be plentiful in the next few NFL months. And how money is the reason for extra teams and 88 regular season NBA games inside the bubble. 

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#189: Quarterback Tiers, the 2021 NFL Salary Cap, & MLB Outbreak Revisions July 27, 2020

#189: Quarterback Tiers, the 2021 NFL Salary Cap, & MLB Outbreak Revisions

MLB's first major COVID-19 outbreak is here, but a few small changes could go a long way in slowing these in the future. Plus, the NFL's agreement includes a 2021 salary cap that could drop to $175M. And, Mike Sando's QB Tiers offer plenty of contractual question marks.

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#188: NFL Reopening Finances, MLB's Opening Week, No Snow in Buffalo July 20, 2020

#188: NFL Reopening Finances, MLB's Opening Week, No Snow in Buffalo

The #NFL & NFLPA have opened discussions about how players will be treated & compensated through various milestones & scenarios throughout the 2020 season. Plus, updated #MLB numbers for opening week, & it's not too cold for baseball in Buffalo.

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#187: NFL Franchise Tag Deadline Day July 17, 2020

#187: NFL Franchise Tag Deadline Day

Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen break down the few extensions that happened, and the many more that didn't in a quiet NFL Tag Extension Deadline day in the NFL.

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#186: NFL Tag Outlooks, Cam Newton's Incentives, & a Shortened MLB Season with Paul Hembekides July 13, 2020

#186: NFL Tag Outlooks, Cam Newton's Incentives, & a Shortened MLB Season with Paul Hembekides

ESPN Producer Paul Hembekides joins the show to discuss how a shortened MLB season might look, its impact to player finances going forward, & what to make of upcoming free agents. Plus, breaking down the full details of Cam Newton's bargain contract, & what to expect as the NFL Tag Extension deadline approaches.

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#185: Breaking Down the Patrick Mahomes Contract July 8, 2020

#185: Breaking Down the Patrick Mahomes Contract

We now know what a contract upwards of $500M in the NFL looks like, but what does it mean for Patrick Mahomes & the future of NFL money? Mike Ginnitti breaks down the deal in its entirety, including what is now to come for Dak Prescott, DeShaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, etc...

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#184: MLB Opt-Outs, #NFL Offseason Stories, & $450M for Patrick Mahomes July 6, 2020

#184: MLB Opt-Outs, #NFL Offseason Stories, & $450M for Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes signed a 10 year, $450M extension while Scott Allen & Mike Ginnitti were in the middle of a "Top NFL Offseason Storylines" discussion. Plus, facts & figures on MLB Opt-outs, & what's going on with Jadeveon Clowney?

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#183: A Women's & College Sports Business Update with Emily Caron, Bobby Bonilla Day, & the Bubble Costs What? July 2, 2020

#183: A Women's & College Sports Business Update with Emily Caron, Bobby Bonilla Day, & the Bubble Costs What?

Sports Business journalist Emily Caron joins the show to discuss how new startups are using supplemental content to gain sustainability, an uptick in women's sports, & the future of the business of college sports. Plus, Scott Allen breaks down how much the "bubble" is costing the NBA, & Happy Bobby Bonilla Day!

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#182: Cam to the Pats, Sports Memorabilia with John Grimaldi, & a PGA Tour Roundup with Kevin Sylvester June 30, 2020

#182: Cam to the Pats, Sports Memorabilia with John Grimaldi, & a PGA Tour Roundup with Kevin Sylvester

The inevitable became reality, our thoughts on what Cam Newton's bare minimum contract in New England means for him & the NFL as a whole. Plus, John Grimald, President of Dave & Adam's Card World joins the show to discuss how sports memorabilia is trending way up - even without live sports. And, Kevin Sylvester returns from the Travelers Championship with his thoughts on the PGA Tour, Tiger's future, & how golf can continue to win over betting audiences. 

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#181: Sports Are All About Money & Which 2020 Teams are in Financial Hell? June 25, 2020

#181: Sports Are All About Money & Which 2020 Teams are in Financial Hell?

As businesses across the nation are rewriting their plans & protocols, a push for optimism & appreciation toward sports leagues taking measures to get back into action. Plus, a look across the NBA, NFL & MLB at which teams are staring down financial issues for the current season.

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#180: Dak Signs & Safeties are People Too, Plus the Numbers Behind the NBA Bubble June 23, 2020

#180: Dak Signs & Safeties are People Too, Plus the Numbers Behind the NBA Bubble

What Dak Prescott signing his $31M franchise tag means for himself, the Cowboys, & the rest of the NFL. Plus, Jamal Adams wants out of New York, & a $20M per year contract. And, Scott Allen breaks down all the specifics to how players will be compensated in the bubble, & how the 2021 offseason will operate. 

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#179: League & Team Valuation Analysis, Athletes with Ownership, & the NBA Bubble June 18, 2020

#179: League & Team Valuation Analysis, Athletes with Ownership, & the NBA Bubble

Why MLB is doing us as fans a disservice to the sport right now, while the NBA and their 100+ page documentation are setting new standards for how to push forward. Plus, a quick discussion about notable athletes who have ownership stake in various sports markets. And, a 10-year look at how sports leagues and teams have risen in value, with a special spotlight on Major League Soccer.

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#178: Tiered Salary Structure Analysis Across the Big 4 Sports June 16, 2020

#178: Tiered Salary Structure Analysis Across the Big 4 Sports

Scott Allen joins the Hit Parade Hotline loaded with data, breaking down how each of the Big 4 leagues distributed their salaries across various ranges this past or current season. Our thoughts on which leagues have stability, where each could improve, & what the future holds for the various spending classes. 

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#177: MLB's Truncated Draft, Overcomplicated Offers, & Odds & Predictions for the NBA's Return June 11, 2020

#177: MLB's Truncated Draft, Overcomplicated Offers, & Odds & Predictions for the NBA's Return

MLB's Draft will look & cost a little different in 2020, & it might just be the start of something new. Plus, how simple math and a little common sense can get MLB back on the field. And, Scott Allen joins to discuss odds, predictions & thoughts about the return of the NBA.

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#176: Dalvin Cook's Holdout & the Further Devaluation of the Running Back June 9, 2020

#176: Dalvin Cook's Holdout & the Further Devaluation of the Running Back

Dalvin Cook's announcement that he will remain away from the Vikings until a reasonable contract extension is agreed to puts us back into the discussion of just how to value the expiring running back contract in 2020. We'll discuss a few possible paths for Cook, & why the new CBA has made it very unlikely that his holdout will extend late into the summer. 

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#175: Evaluating & Projecting Patrick Mahomes' Next Contract June 4, 2020

#175: Evaluating & Projecting Patrick Mahomes' Next Contract

As Dak Prescott waits in the wings for his long-term extension, & rumors out of Houston state Deshaun Waston's payday is nearing, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the contract we're all waiting for this offseason. While a new deal isn't required in 2020, we'll take a deep dive into how we evaluated the 24 year old, & what kind of numbers he may be seeing in his future.

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#174: MLB Numbers, Offers, & Futures with Paul Hembekides June 2, 2020

#174: MLB Numbers, Offers, & Futures with Paul Hembekides

ESPN's @PaulHembo brings his data-driven thoughts on MLB's financial power struggle to the show, including how pay is dispersed, what kind of season we may be looking at, & more. Plus, why aren't NBA players concerned about money lost, & just how much money is Mike Trout set to lose with Scott Allen.

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#173: NFL Extensions, MLB Offers, & an NBA Offseason Primer May 28, 2020

#173: NFL Extensions, MLB Offers, & an NBA Offseason Primer

Thoughts on a few NFL players inline for a contract extension in the coming months, plus an updated, detailed dive into MLB's latest offer to the players (spoiler, it's bad). And, Scott Allen brings a ton of NBA data to the show outlining cap projections, teams to watch, and potential free agent, & trade candidates - whenever there's an offseason.

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#172: #MLB's Financial Proposal, & Fixing Baseball From A-Z May 26, 2020

#172: #MLB's Financial Proposal, & Fixing Baseball From A-Z

Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen run through the recent proposal for a shortened, but costly, 2020 #MLB season. Then a look ahead at what could change financially, on the field, & more as the game stares down a potential strike in 2021.

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#171: Evaluating & Projecting Dak Prescott's Next Contract May 21, 2020

#171: Evaluating & Projecting Dak Prescott's Next Contract

As the NFL offseason (virtually) rolls on, the clock is ticking on that July 15th deadline for the Dallas Cowboys & Dak Prescott to come to terms on a mutli-year contract extension. Mike Ginnitti evaluates the process, the numbers, & projected outcome for this deal.

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#170: NFL Suspension Penalties, & a Financial Deep Dive into the Last Dance Bulls May 19, 2020

#170: NFL Suspension Penalties, & a Financial Deep Dive into the Last Dance Bulls

A few recent arrests across the NFL have put a few players in risk of losing paychecks and forfeiting guarantees in future seasons. Our take on how suspensions affect contracts in these instances. Plus, a deep dive into how the Last Dance Bulls were built, what financial mistakes were made, where they went after 1998, & plenty more.

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#169: The PGA Returns with Kevin Sylvester, & Taxes in Sports with Robert Raiola May 14, 2020

#169: The PGA Returns with Kevin Sylvester, & Taxes in Sports with Robert Raiola

PGA Tour broadcaster Kevin Sylvester (@kevsylvester) joins the show to discuss the steps golf has taken to get back on the course, & into our TVs very soon. Plus, PKF O'Connor Davies Director of Sports & Entertainment Group, better known to us as @SportsTaxMan, Robert Raiola discusses the tax implications for recent NFL draft picks, how the "bubbled" sports will be affected financially, & plenty more.

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#168: MLB's 2020 Plan & Understanding the NFL Offseason Salary Cap May 12, 2020

#168: MLB's 2020 Plan & Understanding the NFL Offseason Salary Cap

A detailed breakdown of the latest plan to reopen MLB, including financial repercussions, & how it might or might not be a model to bring back the NBA as well. Plus, analyzing the offseason salary cap process, the rookie wage scale, dead cap, & how NFL contracts could change post COVID-19. 

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#167: Dynasty Fantasy Football with Cousin Dan May 7, 2020

#167: Dynasty Fantasy Football with Cousin Dan

A roundtable discussion surrounding the outlook for Fantasy Football in 2020 after plenty of movement in free agency & depth chart overhauls through the draft. Mike Ginnitti, Scott Allen, & Cousin Dan break down the top picks, values & sleepers, potential extension candidates, & plenty more.

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#166: NFL Veteran/Analyst Ross Tucker, NFL Offseason Thoughts, & a Last Dance Update May 5, 2020

#166: NFL Veteran/Analyst Ross Tucker, NFL Offseason Thoughts, & a Last Dance Update

Ross Tucker, former NFL offensive lineman & current host of The Ross Tucker Media Podcast Network discusses his unusual path to & through the league. Plus, final facts & figures for the 2021 option players, best available free agents, & a Last Dance update with Scott Allen.

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#165: The Return of Sports, NFL 5th-Year Options, & the Packers QB Problem April 30, 2020

#165: The Return of Sports, NFL 5th-Year Options, & the Packers QB Problem

With rumblings that sports are making concerted efforts to restart soon, our thoughts on each might come together in 2020. Plus, facts & figures for a looming NFL 5th-year option deadline, & how the Packers might proceed with their self inflicted QB problem.

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#164: NFL Draft Numbers, Notable Names, & Offseason Notes April 28, 2020

#164: NFL Draft Numbers, Notable Names, & Offseason Notes

Facts & figures from the 2020 NFL Draft surrounding the players, trades, agents, & colleges. Plus, the most notable name added to each team this weekend. And UDFA signings, 5th-year option discussions & more offseason housecleaning.

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#163: Gronk & the 2020 NFL Draft with Benjamin Solak April 23, 2020

#163: Gronk & the 2020 NFL Draft with Benjamin Solak

Benjamin Solak, Senior NFL Draft Analyst from The Draft Network, joins the show to share his expertise on how things might shake out Thursday night, plus thoughts on Gronk's move to Tampa Bay, & his overall evaluation process. And, Scott Allen chimes in with Draft trends, numbers, & betting odds.

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#162: 30 Years of #1 Overall Draft Picks, Financially April 22, 2020

#162: 30 Years of #1 Overall Draft Picks, Financially

A deep dive into 30 years of #1 Overall NFL draft picks, from Jeff George to Kyler Murray, including financial figures, career lifespans, evolutions to the league, positional & college breakdowns, & plenty more .

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#161: MJ & Pippen, NBA High Schoolers, Player Pay & Salary Cap Changes April 21, 2020

#161: MJ & Pippen, NBA High Schoolers, Player Pay & Salary Cap Changes

Your NFL team may be thinking about drafting a QB this week, but are they QB ready? Plus, a financial look at Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen & the 90s Bulls. And, young stars are finding a new, profitable path to the NBA, while current players are facing paycuts & a looming salary cap drop. 

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#160: ESPN, Creative Content, & Sports Data with Paul Hembekides April 16, 2020

#160: ESPN, Creative Content, & Sports Data with Paul Hembekides

"Get Up" producer Paul (Hembo) Hembekides discusses his path to ESPN, how creating content has become a challenge & plenty of data-driven thoughts surrounding MLB Payrolls, NFL Running Backs, & the upcoming draft. Plus, rapid fire trivia with Scott Allen.

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#159: Careers Earned, Kobe Bryant April 15, 2020

#159: Careers Earned, Kobe Bryant

The third edition of this series highlights an athlete who though is life was tragically cut short, played out long and illustrious career. We break down all the facts, figures, & finances surrounding Kobe Bryant's 20-year run with the Lakers. 

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#158: Assessing Every NFL GM & Team Heading Toward the 2020 Draft April 14, 2020

#158: Assessing Every NFL GM & Team Heading Toward the 2020 Draft

An assessment of all 32 active #NFL GMs, & how they're trending as we approach the 2020 draft, including pick data, offseason moves, & team needs.
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#157: A Financial Dive into the Rams & Texans April 10, 2020

#157: A Financial Dive into the Rams & Texans

The Rams & Texans made another splash this offseason when LA shipped an expensive Brandin Cooks contract to Houston, who continue to keep the sports world filled with content in these tough times. We break down all the numbers associated to this move, Todd Gurley's release, Jared Goff's contract, & other notable trades this offseason.

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#156: The 2020 NFL Draft with Joe Marino April 9, 2020

#156: The 2020 NFL Draft with Joe Marino

Joe Marino, the Senior NFL Draft Analyst from The Draft Network joins the show to break down a few facts, figures, and forecasts for the upcoming NFL Draft, including how social distancing has affected the evaluation process, which teams may be on the move, & a few positional assessments.

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#155: Careers Earned: Peyton Manning April 8, 2020

#155: Careers Earned: Peyton Manning

The second edition of our Careers Earned series highlights the financial resume of future HOF QB Peyton Manning, who's legacy lives on off the field. How were his contracts structured? Where do his earnings rank? And of course, what's the next big move?

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#154: The Best & Worst Big 4 Sports Contracts by Length April 7, 2020

#154: The Best & Worst Big 4 Sports Contracts by Length

Ranking the best & worst active contracts across the four major American sports based on their length, starting with 1 year contracts, all the way to a 14 year deal! Plus, the Basketball Hall of Fame class is full of champions - & a ton of money.

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#153: A New CBA & an Unusual Offseason with NFL Agent Shane Costa April 2, 2020

#153: A New CBA & an Unusual Offseason with NFL Agent Shane Costa

Certified NFL Agent Shane Costa joins the show to discuss how life behind the scenes of football have changed, what the next few weeks for drafted & undrafted players will hold, & his thoughts on the recently ratified CBA.

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#152: Careers Earned: Alex Rodriguez April 1, 2020

#152: Careers Earned: Alex Rodriguez

Our Careers Earned series kicks off with the highest earning player in major American sports. Alex Rodriguez reeled in $455M as a member of the Mariners, Rangers, & Yankees. Our financial career spotlight takes you through each contract, trade, success, & of course suspension throughout his journey. 

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#151: MLB's Financial & Draft Changes for 2020 & the Highest Earning NFL Player Per Franchise March 30, 2020

#151: MLB's Financial & Draft Changes for 2020 & the Highest Earning NFL Player Per Franchise

A dive into the specific changes MLB & the MLBPA agreed to for a shortened, possibly cancelled 2020 season, including pay structure, tax implications, & major draft revisions. Plus, the highest earning NFL player for each franchise, as a member of that franchise (spoiler, it's not just a list of QBs).

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#150: Financial Fallout: The Olympics, Vegas Draft, NBA Offseason, & More March 26, 2020

#150: Financial Fallout: The Olympics, Vegas Draft, NBA Offseason, & More

Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen discuss the financial impact that Covid-19 is having on Tokyo & the Olympic games, Las Vegas & the NFL Draft, the entire NBA offseason, & plenty more.

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#149: NFL Free Agent Awards, & the 2020 QB Landscape March 24, 2020

#149: NFL Free Agent Awards, & the 2020 QB Landscape

Kevin, Paul, & Mike hand out the Early Free Agency Awards, breaking down the best & worst signings, team builds & more. Plus, a look across the NFL at each team's current QB situation, including finances, strength of backup, & who might be adding in the near future.

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#148: Best Available Free Agents, Brady Out Hoyer In, & FS1 iRacing March 22, 2020

#148: Best Available Free Agents, Brady Out Hoyer In, & FS1 iRacing

Breaking down a few of the more notable names still left on the free agent board, analyzing what Brady's contract in TB means to the Buccaneers, & Brian Hoyer's return to New England means for them. Plus, Fox Sports brings eSports & iRacing to the national television screen with glowing success. And, Scott's quarantined sports viewing recommendation.

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#147: Gurley's Gone, Brady's Nowhere, & the 10 Best NFL Free Agency Moments March 19, 2020

#147: Gurley's Gone, Brady's Nowhere, & the 10 Best NFL Free Agency Moments

The Rams cut ties with Todd Gurley: Why it happened, & what it means for them financially. Plus, the news on Tom Brady is no news, NFL contracts are reportedly being "coronavirus-protected", & our Top 10 Best NFL Free Agency Moments thus far.

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#146: NFL Free Agency, Version 2 March 18, 2020

#146: NFL Free Agency, Version 2

Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen break down the unofficially official moves to start the 2020 NFL League Year, including almost 100 signings, a half dozen trades, & notable releases.

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#145: NFL Free Agent Tampering, Version 1 March 16, 2020

#145: NFL Free Agent Tampering, Version 1

Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen break down notable names & numbers from a day filled with tags, trades, extensions, releases, & free agent agreements. What does Miami's early splash indicate? Are tag & trades the way forward? What the what did Houston just do?

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#144: The Legal Side of Sports Amidst Covid-19 March 12, 2020

#144: The Legal Side of Sports Amidst Covid-19

Darren Heitner, legal counsel for many high-profile athletes, joins the show with his thoughts & expertise surrounding the suspension of the NBA season, how player contracts & endorsements could be affected, & what's to come across the rest of the sports landscape.

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#143: NFL Free Agents: Stay or Go? The NHL's Money Problem, & a proposed NFL & Esports Partnership March 10, 2020

#143: NFL Free Agents: Stay or Go? The NHL's Money Problem, & a proposed NFL & Esports Partnership

Spotrac's Top 50 NFL Free Agents - who stays, who goes? Plus, an antiquated CBA, bad teams in big markets, & the Coronavirus have the NHL's finances in a tough place. And, how a Madden team may be coming to an NFL city near you soon.

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#142: The New NBA Best Values, Christian Yelich's Settlement, & the Future of the Olympics March 4, 2020

#142: The New NBA Best Values, Christian Yelich's Settlement, & the Future of the Olympics

Scott Allen joins the show to discuss a new wave of Best Value players in the NBA, & why it's a different looking list than in past seasons. Plus, Christian Yelich gets a pay raise, but why his deal won't help his fellow baseball stars in the future. And, why professional athletes in the Olympics may be reaching a crossroads.

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#141: Romo's Pay Day, an NFL in Limbo, the Coronavirus in Sports, & Judge Judy March 3, 2020

#141: Romo's Pay Day, an NFL in Limbo, the Coronavirus in Sports, & Judge Judy

Tony Romo's new deal with CBS has the sports world buzzing. Is it too much for one analyst? Plus, the looming CBA has the NFL in limbo as the new league year nears. And, the spread of the Coronavirus has leagues on high alert and Judge Judy makes more than you.

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#140: The Looming Death of QB Contracts, & NFL Roster Cuts February 27, 2020

#140: The Looming Death of QB Contracts, & NFL Roster Cuts

Mike Ginnitti discusses which NFL teams are hoping & praying for a ratified CBA heading toward March. Plus, are we nearing a point where QB contracts just won't be worth it? And, the Rams don't have many financial outs, but Todd Gurley may be one of them.

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#139: NFL Proposed CBA Breakdown, & Franchise Tag Predictions February 25, 2020

#139: NFL Proposed CBA Breakdown, & Franchise Tag Predictions

A close look at the financial details surrounding the CBA proposed by the NFL owners, including our thoughts on what looks good, & what needs to be better. Plus, tag candidates across the league ahead of the Thursday window. And who are David Ayers & Mason Saunders?

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#138: NBA Buyouts, Fallouts, & Futures February 20, 2020

#138: NBA Buyouts, Fallouts, & Futures

Scott Allen joins the show to help us understand the process of buying a player out in the NBA, which players may be on the block, & which contenders stand to benefit from it. Plus, future odds for the East, West, Finals, & MVP race.

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#137: NFL Trade Candidates, Banchester City, & the Beanball Astros February 18, 2020

#137: NFL Trade Candidates, Banchester City, & the Beanball Astros

10 NFL Players who could be on the move next month when the league year opens. Plus, EPL club Manchester City faces extreme discipline for their latest financial scandal. We break down how they got here, & why their repercussions should have been matched by MLB in the case of the Houston Astros. 

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#136: Trade Stafford, Cut Everyone, & Boo the Astros February 13, 2020

#136: Trade Stafford, Cut Everyone, & Boo the Astros

Mike Ginnitti outlines why Matthew Stafford WILL be in Detroit in 2020, even if Tua Tagovailoa joins him. Plus, notable cap casualties potentially coming in the NFL. And, the Astros cheated better than all the other teams and won a World Series.

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135: Bold QB Predictions, MLB Tax Breakdowns & Postseason Changes, & the Sustainability of the XFL February 11, 2020

135: Bold QB Predictions, MLB Tax Breakdowns & Postseason Changes, & the Sustainability of the XFL

The numbers behind why the RedSox felt the need to move on from Mookie Betts, & how the Dodgers win across the board. Plus, the XFL is here, but is it sustainable? And, 10 bold NFL QB destinations & contract projections this offseason.

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#134: Instant NBA Trade Breakdowns & Mookie on the Move with Cousin Dan February 6, 2020

#134: Instant NBA Trade Breakdowns & Mookie on the Move with Cousin Dan

Scott Allen joins the show with an instant financial breakdown of the most notable NBA players who switched teams this week. Plus, Cousin Dan & Mike Ginnitti assess the 4-team, 10-player trade including Mookie Betts to the Dodgers (maybe).

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#133: NFL Dynasty Contracts, Super Bowl Broadcast Analysis, & an Offseason of Change for QBs February 4, 2020

#133: NFL Dynasty Contracts, Super Bowl Broadcast Analysis, & an Offseason of Change for QBs

Recapping the Super Bowl from a broadcast, analysis, & analytics view. Plus, should the NFL be considering a financial option to help pay QBs & the middle class more, while persuading players to stay in one place? And, teams won't just have to draft QBs in 2020.

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#132: The Chiefs & 49ers Financial Affair February 1, 2020

#132: The Chiefs & 49ers Financial Affair

Mike Ginnitti breaks down the Super Bowl contending Kansas City Chiefs & San Francisco 49ers position by position from a financial standpoint, including how they got here, and what the future holds. 

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#131: SB Team, Player, & Miscellaneous Prop Bets & DFS Showdown Approaches January 30, 2020

#131: SB Team, Player, & Miscellaneous Prop Bets & DFS Showdown Approaches

Cousin Dan, Scott Allen, & Mike Ginnitti offer a roundtable look at team, player, & wild prop bets to jump on (or steer clear of)this Sunday. Plus a few approaches to consider for Super Bowl Daily Fantasy Showdown contests.

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#130: Remembering Kobe, the Business of Covering Tragedy, NFL Picks & Offseason Outlooks January 28, 2020

#130: Remembering Kobe, the Business of Covering Tragedy, NFL Picks & Offseason Outlooks

A journey through the life of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, & a discussion on how business & broadcasts react to such tragedy. Plus, numbers & picks for Sunday's big game, & offseason outlooks for the Bengals, Redskins, Lions, & Giants.

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#129: Zion Futures & the NFL CBA Restrictions in 2020 January 23, 2020

#129: Zion Futures & the NFL CBA Restrictions in 2020

Mike Ginnitti breaks down what will be a very different NFL offseason thanks to the expiring CBA, including dead cap changes, contract structure restrictions & more. Plus, Scott Allen joins to break down the financial future of Zion Williamson.

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#128: The Super Bowl Matchup, More MLB Fallout, & An Update on Sports Gambling in America January 21, 2020

#128: The Super Bowl Matchup, More MLB Fallout, & An Update on Sports Gambling in America

The Chiefs & 49ers head to Super Bowl 54 with very different financial outlooks. Plus, MLB's new year continues to spiral downward, and how leagues are trying to get a piece of the pie now that sports betting has found the mainstream.

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#127: More NFL Offseason Outlooks, MLB's Scandals & Changes, & a Harry & Meghan Recap January 14, 2020

#127: More NFL Offseason Outlooks, MLB's Scandals & Changes, & a Harry & Meghan Recap

Kevin Sylvester, Paul Peck, & Mike Ginnitti breakdown the offseason for the Texans, Ravens, Chiefs, & Patriots. Plus, MLB dropped the hammer on the Astros, yet even more tech in sports is coming. And, Harry & Meghan won't stand for the backup QB role in England.

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#126: NBA Trade Candidates, the Saints QB Future, & Rapid Fire MLB Offseason Moves with Cousin Dan January 9, 2020

#126: NBA Trade Candidates, the Saints QB Future, & Rapid Fire MLB Offseason Moves with Cousin Dan

Scott Allen joins the show to discuss finances & possible destinations for notable trade candidates leading up to the NBA Deadline. Plus, a plausible outcome for Brees, Bridgewater, & Hill in New Orleans. And, Cousin Dan rips through the remaining MLB Offseason.

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#125: Tua's Landing Spot, NFL Offseason Outlooks, Super Bowl Odds, & Golden State's Inside Job January 7, 2020

#125: Tua's Landing Spot, NFL Offseason Outlooks, Super Bowl Odds, & Golden State's Inside Job

Where will Tua Tagovailoa land in the upcoming draft, plus offseason outlooks for the Chargers, Colts, Steelers, & Jets. And, the Warriors are bad, but it might just all be a part of the plan. Powered by The Athletic

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#124: Spotrac's NFL Playoff Contest, Spending & Cap Space Trends, MLB & NBA Trades January 2, 2020

#124: Spotrac's NFL Playoff Contest, Spending & Cap Space Trends, MLB & NBA Trades

A quick look at potential trades coming in MLB & the NBA, plus the financial standings of the NFL postseason teams today & forward. And, Scott Allen joins the show to build out our Spotrac NFL Playoff Salary Cap Roster.

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#123: NFL Playoff Financials, Draft Pick Math, Over/Unders, SB Picks,  & the Spotrac Year in Review December 30, 2019

#123: NFL Playoff Financials, Draft Pick Math, Over/Unders, SB Picks, & the Spotrac Year in Review

A roundtable discussion about the spending, draft pick allocation, & futures of the NFL playoff teams. Plus a look back at the NFL Over Unders, our official Super Bowl picks, & the 2019 Spotrac Year in Review.

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#122: A Decade NBA Financial Review December 23, 2019

#122: A Decade NBA Financial Review

A roundtable discussion about the status of a number of NFL QBs heading toward the finish line. And a look back at an incredible 10 years of NBA money.

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#121: NFL Pro Bowl & Contender Spending December 19, 2019

#121: NFL Pro Bowl & Contender Spending

A quick look at the financials surrounding the 2020 Pro Bowl rosters, & a deep dive into how this year's NFL contenders are built financially. Plus, Gerrit Cole's unique opt-out, & a MLB Free Agency update.

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#120: MLB Moves & a Decade of NFL Financials December 16, 2019

#120: MLB Moves & a Decade of NFL Financials

Kevin & Mike break down the latest MLB Free Agency signings & trades, plus a deep dive into the top spenders, earners, trades & numbers from the past NFL decade.

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#119: MLB Money & NFL Contract Extension Candidates December 12, 2019

#119: MLB Money & NFL Contract Extension Candidates

Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, & subsequently Scott Boras are all very rich men. We break down the facts & figures of a wave of MLB free agent deals. Plus, notable NFL players who could be extended, traded, or released in the coming weeks, and welcome to Spotrac PGA Golf!

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#118: A Decade Financial Review of MLB December 9, 2019

#118: A Decade Financial Review of MLB

Cousin Dan joins the show for a look back at ten years of contract busts, booms, trades, top earners, top spenders, and general thoughts about the decade that was in MLB. Plus, Stephen Strasburg is back with the Nationals to the tune of $245M.

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#117: Notable Numbers, the NFL in 2020, & Zack Wheeler in Philly December 5, 2019

#117: Notable Numbers, the NFL in 2020, & Zack Wheeler in Philly

Just how much are kickers been kicked to the curb? How impactful have backup QBs been? What's wrong with Tom Brady? Plus. 2020 is a very important year for the NFL in terms of contracts & dead cap. And, Zack Wheeler gets MLB Free Agency off the ground. 

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#116: Young QBs, & a Decade of the NHL & PGA Financially December 2, 2019

#116: Young QBs, & a Decade of the NHL & PGA Financially

Kevin, Paul, & Mike break down the progress & sustainability of the NFL's shift to successful running QBs, & how they value financially heading toward their next contract. Plus, a decade recap of both the NHL & PGA from an all financial angles. 

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#115: Who are the Cowboys & Falcons? November 29, 2019

#115: Who are the Cowboys & Falcons?

On the heels of a solid lineup of Thanksgiving NFL games, what lies ahead for the Dallas Cowboys & Atlanta Falcons, & how do they avoid becoming the next Los Angeles Rams? Mike Ginnitti talks team building, rebuilding, & contract futures for Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott, & more. 

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#114: NFL Dead Cap & Roster Bubbles, NBA Early Season Review & Luka November 25, 2019

#114: NFL Dead Cap & Roster Bubbles, NBA Early Season Review & Luka

As the NFL season comes more into focus we'll shift gears to the impact dead cap has now & in the future, plus which notable offensive players are trending toward the Roster Bubble for 2020. And, an early season review of the NBA's offseason moves, standings, & futures. Plus, Luka Doncic is must see tv & a legitimate MVP candidate. 

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#113: $100M Contracts & Minor League Baseball November 21, 2019

#113: $100M Contracts & Minor League Baseball

Cousin Dan joins the show to discuss MLB's recent statement regarding the downsizing of its minor league system. Plus, are $100M contracts on the decline, or is that just something Twitter wants you to believe. And which teams stand to lose the most in the upcoming winter months.

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#112: The Bills' Successful Team Building Model November 18, 2019

#112: The Bills' Successful Team Building Model

How much does the hip injury to Tua Tagovailoa hurt his draft stock & potential earnings? The financial impact from the Steelers & Browns melee. And a featured look at the team building model that has the Buffalo Bills 7-3 & playoff bound in 2019.

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#111: Technology, eSports, & Kaepernick November 14, 2019

#111: Technology, eSports, & Kaepernick

Kevin & Mike discuss the use of technology in sports as MLB dives into the sign-stealing Astros. Plus, eSports is big money, big audience, & only getting bigger. And, the NFL is floating Colin Kaepernick a workout. What does it mean, will he show, and where is he in 2020?

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#110: NFL Week 10 & MLB Trade Candidates November 11, 2019

#110: NFL Week 10 & MLB Trade Candidates

Assessing the financial futures of Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, & Dak Prescott, plus the MLB Hot Stove is ramping up. Our thoughts on MLB's top trade candidates from the Cubs, Yankees, Indians, & Red Sox. And, why NCAA basketball has major violations across the country, but no discipline appears imminent.

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#109: Management of Load November 7, 2019

#109: Management of Load

Scott Allen joins the show to break down a cluster of NBA suspensions & thoughts on how the NBA can tackle the issue of stars skipping major games. Plus, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, & MLB Free Agent Projections.

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#108: The NCAA & Player Compensation November 4, 2019

#108: The NCAA & Player Compensation

Paul Peck & Mike Ginnitti break down another big QB weekend in the NFL, & a precursor to how MLB will payout its postseason teams in 2019. Plus, what does (or doesn't) the NCAA's annoucement for player compensation mean now & going forward.

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#107: MLB Free Agent Primer with Cousin Dan October 31, 2019

#107: MLB Free Agent Primer with Cousin Dan

Cousin Dan joins the show to offer his two cents on the biggest MLB names set to test the open market this winter, including our thoughts on how much Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, & possibly Stephen Strasburg might cash in, & where they could end up.

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#106: NBA & Bitcoin, MLB's Time Problem, & XFL Contracts October 28, 2019

#106: NBA & Bitcoin, MLB's Time Problem, & XFL Contracts

A jam-packed show covering an NFL recap, World Series percentages, & the problem with XFL contracts. Plus, a look into how the NBA, its teams & players are hopping aboard the cryptocurrency train. And, is the trend of MLB teams mishandling young players coming to an end?

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ReCap: NFL Contenders, NBA Extensions, & Old School MLB October 25, 2019

ReCap: NFL Contenders, NBA Extensions, & Old School MLB

Recapping the week that was as the NFL trade deadline nears. Plus, breaking down the late surge of extensions in the NBA with Scott Allen. And, the tale of two MLB seasons, and & teams should be building accordingly.

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#105: NBA Financial Preview October 21, 2019

#105: NBA Financial Preview

Scott Allen joins the show to break down all the NBA numbers from a wild offseason full of trades & major signings, leading into a year where half the league is hard capped. Plus, our Finals, MVP, & World Series picks.

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ReCap: Jalen Ramsey, Bradley Beal, & the King of each QB Draft Class October 18, 2019

ReCap: Jalen Ramsey, Bradley Beal, & the King of each QB Draft Class

Scott Allen joins the show to break down the details of Bradley Beal's surprising extension with the Wizards. Plus, our thoughts on the Rams' shakeup this week. And, assessing the best QB from each draft class since 2000.

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#104: NFL Trade Deadline, & the NBA in China October 14, 2019

#104: NFL Trade Deadline, & the NBA in China

Kevin, Paul & Mike assess notable NFL trade deadline candidates, including a few scenarios that unfolded from a wacky Week 6. Plus, the potential numbers, ramifications, & our thoughts on the NBA's rocky week in China.

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#103: Danny Heifetz & the Financial Future of Patrick Mahomes October 11, 2019

#103: Danny Heifetz & the Financial Future of Patrick Mahomes

Ringer NFL guru Danny Heifetz joins Mike Ginnitti for an in-depth discussion on the financial future of Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs, & NFL contracts in general.

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#102: Fixing the Business in Sports, NFL Recap & Best Values October 7, 2019

#102: Fixing the Business in Sports, NFL Recap & Best Values

Kevin, Paul, & Mike assess the current state of business in sports, including luxury taxes, scheduling, spending,instant replay & more. Plus, the best value NFL teams thru a quarter of the season.

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ReCap: Stefon Diggs, MLB Payrolls, & RB Values October 4, 2019

ReCap: Stefon Diggs, MLB Payrolls, & RB Values

Stefon Diggs appears to be the latest NFL player requesting out. We break down the numbers & potential destinations. Plus, the MLB Postseason is full of payrolls on both sides of the spectrum. And, more bad news for the financial future of running backs...

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#101: Chase Daniel, Frank Gore, Jared Goff, NBA Tampering, & an MLB Round Up September 30, 2019

#101: Chase Daniel, Frank Gore, Jared Goff, NBA Tampering, & an MLB Round Up

NFL Week 4 roundup featuring Frank Gore, backup QB $ king Chase Daniel, Jared Goff & more. Plus the NBA is cracking down on tampering - eyeroll. And a 2019 MLB numbers & financial recap.

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ReCap: Antonio's Bonus, Jalen's Trade, Melvin's Return, a King's Farewell September 27, 2019

ReCap: Antonio's Bonus, Jalen's Trade, Melvin's Return, a King's Farewell

Jalen Ramsey has officially re-requested a trade out of Jacksonville - what's the cost, what's the contract, where's he going? Plus, Melvin Gordon is back with the Chargers, Antonio Brown's signing bonus may not be going anywhere, & King Felix bows out of Seattle.

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#100: Survivor Yankees, Cowboys Contracts, NHL Futures September 24, 2019

#100: Survivor Yankees, Cowboys Contracts, NHL Futures

Kevin & Mike assess the incredible sustainability of the Yankees banged up 2019 season, plus thoughts on why Dak Prescott & Amari Cooper are still waiting for their paydays. And, favorites, sleepers, & our bets for the upcoming NHL season.

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ReCap: Jalen, the Jets, Lakers & NFL Lines September 20, 2019

ReCap: Jalen, the Jets, Lakers & NFL Lines

Was Thursday Jalen Ramsey's Jaguars finale? Breaking down his likely trade numbers, and the Jets' cost to move on from the struggling, but expensive, Trumaine Johnson. Plus three NFL spreads you should be watching this weekend, and the Lakers were granted a bit of financial relief this week.

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#99: Ben, Brees, Eli, & NFL Trades September 17, 2019

#99: Ben, Brees, Eli, & NFL Trades

Scott Allen joins the show to help break down the ramifications for injuries to Big Ben & Drew Brees, the Player Trade Demand Era, & the Eli Manning disaster. Plus, an early 2020 MLB Free Agency preview.

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ReCap: AB, Julio, Dak, Texans, & Dolphins September 13, 2019

ReCap: AB, Julio, Dak, Texans, & Dolphins

Our new weekly reCap is a quick breakdown of the contracts & moves that posted in the past week of sports. This week Mike breaks down Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Dak Prescott, the Houston Texans & Miami Dolphins.

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#98: New Contracts, Top Salaries, & Antonio Brown September 10, 2019

#98: New Contracts, Top Salaries, & Antonio Brown

Kevin, Paul, & Mike assess the NFL financial landscape on the heels of Week 1, including Antonio Brown's crazy weekend, new deals for Julio, Tyreek, Goff, & Zeke, Dak Prescott's future payday, & more.

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#97: NFL Cutdowns, Trades, & 2019 Picks September 2, 2019

#97: NFL Cutdowns, Trades, & 2019 Picks

Breaking down the facts & figures for the most notable moves of a wild NFL weekend, including the Texans trades, the Dolphins tank, & more. Plus, our division & championship picks for the upcoming 2019 season.

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#96: Luck's Retirement, NFL Spending, Rory's PayDay August 26, 2019

#96: Luck's Retirement, NFL Spending, Rory's PayDay

Andrew Luck shocked the sports world when he stepped away from the NFL this weekend. We discuss our thoughts, the major financial impact, & what's next for the Colts. Plus, a few notable NFL offseason spending facts, Rory Mcilroy's big payday, & how are the biggest MLB Free Agent contracts panning out in 2019. Presented by Morgan Stanley

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#95 - Fantasy Football w/ Cousin Dan August 23, 2019

#95 - Fantasy Football w/ Cousin Dan

Resident fantasy sports addict & unapologetic cousin Dan Soemann joins for a special Fantasy Football primer show, breaking down his thoughts on various league setups, effects for players on new teams, how new or expiring contracts come into play, & plenty more.

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#94: NFL QB Contractual Tiers August 20, 2019

#94: NFL QB Contractual Tiers

As the NFL regular season approaches we dive into a few questions across the league. Should the Colts be ready to replace Andrew Luck? Are the Cowboys all in? Are the Dolphins all out? Plus, breaking out the 32 starting QBs into contractual tiers. And Steph Curry, the PGA season finale & a jacked up Paul Peck.

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#93: The Reality of Recent NFL Contracts August 13, 2019

#93: The Reality of Recent NFL Contracts

An in-depth look at the nuts & bolts of recent deals for Michael Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Kevin Byard, & Tom Brady, & what may come for Julio Jones & Dak Prescott. Plus, notable fantasy players entering a contract year. And should the next iteration of NFL financials take a page from the NBA?

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#92: MLB Deadline Moves, & Drew Rosenhaus July 30, 2019

#92: MLB Deadline Moves, & Drew Rosenhaus

A spin around the top MLB candidates rumored to be on the move, including our takes on who lands where. Plus, the Maple Leafs are using a banged up roster to free up cap space for another superstar. And, NFL Super Agent Drew Rosenhaus joins the show to break down his thoughts on Tyreek Hill & life as an agent in 2019.

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#91: NBA Duos, Top-Paid NFLers, Forbes Valuations July 23, 2019

#91: NBA Duos, Top-Paid NFLers, Forbes Valuations

A look at the highest paid (mostly new) Dynamic Duos in the NBA. Plus how confident should we be with the NFL players earning the most at each position. Why Jimmy Garoppolo's contract isn't nearly what it looks like. And, assessing the latest Forbes Sports Team valuations.

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#90: #NFL CBA Changes & Money Talk w/ Joel Corry July 16, 2019

#90: #NFL CBA Changes & Money Talk w/ Joel Corry

Former sports agent & NFL Cap Expert Joel Corry joins the show to discuss points of contention with the next CBA, including increased player revenue, media & stadium money, a change to contract guarantees, & what's next for the franchise tag? Plus, are Running Back paychecks doomed? And, odds & picks for the 148th Open Championship.

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#89: NBA Offseason Best & Worst, MLB All-Star Pay July 9, 2019

#89: NBA Offseason Best & Worst, MLB All-Star Pay

As things slow down a bit around the NBA, we take a quick toll of which signings & trades made the most or littlest sense thus far. Plus, NBA Summer League is now a big deal, but is the money involved? And, the MLB HR Derby & All-Star game is now a money grab too.

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#88: NBA Free Agency Christmas in July July 1, 2019

#88: NBA Free Agency Christmas in July

The NBA free agency season doesn't even begin until July 6th, but players & teams wasted no time jumping into the pool early, as almost every big player is under agreement in some way shape or form. Scott Allen, Spotrac's NBA guru, joins the show to break down the big stories, the big numbers, & all the financial takeaways of the first 12-hours of offseason chaos.

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#87: NBA Hot Stove, Terrible Bullpens, & NFL Bubbles June 26, 2019

#87: NBA Hot Stove, Terrible Bullpens, & NFL Bubbles

With NBA Free Agency a week away the rumor mills are blazing. We discuss who, where, why, & how much across the league. Plus, baseball bullpens are imploding at a historic rate. Is a data-driven game hurting MLB? And, an early look at notable NFL players entering training camp on the roster bubble.

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#86: Lakers $, Anthony Davis & the NBA Draft June 18, 2019

#86: Lakers $, Anthony Davis & the NBA Draft

The Lakers gave up the farm to acquire Anthony Davis. We break down the numbers, including how much LA has to work with this summer and it's impact on the rest of free agency. Plus, previewing the upcoming NBA Draft.

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#85: Durant, Max Contracts, & the Average Colts June 11, 2019

#85: Durant, Max Contracts, & the Average Colts

Because of slotted NBA max contracts, Kevin Durant's financial future was already set in stone - until now. We discuss his options to stay, leave, sign big, or keep it simple this offseason. Plus 8-year NHL contracts are still coming in frequently, why? And, the Indianapolis Colts are one of the Super Bowl favorites, hold a ton of cap space still, and are just plain average.

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#84: Kawhi's Exchange Rate, Gurley's Knee, QB Contracts June 5, 2019

#84: Kawhi's Exchange Rate, Gurley's Knee, QB Contracts

A roundtable discussion about Kawhi Leonard's financial calendar year, including sneaker deals, Canadian worth, & how Toronto can keep him going forward. Plus, Todd Gurley's rock solid contract guarantees are a misstep by the Rams current administration, & a quick look across the league at the contract values & stability of NFL QBs.

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#83: NFL Suspensions, Warriors & Raptors Money, MLB Draft Dodging May 28, 2019

#83: NFL Suspensions, Warriors & Raptors Money, MLB Draft Dodging

The Warriors & Raptors bring massive payrolls, & the top future free agents to the NBA Finals, while Klay Thompson's out $30M thanks to the All-NBA voters. Plus, the Patriots crafted a contract built to tolerate Ben Watson's pre-defined suspension. How can the NFL make it harder to cheat? And, Carter Stewart avoids the low-paying process of being an MLB prospect by signing in Japan.

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#82: PGA Earnings, the Money of the WNBA, & NY, NY May 21, 2019

#82: PGA Earnings, the Money of the WNBA, & NY, NY

Kevin breaks down the various earnings & costs that come to a PGA golfer, & the future of Brooks Koepka. Plus, we've added the WNBA to Spotrac, & take a look at the facts, figures, & future of the league financially. And, the Jets, Mets, & Knicks have had a rough May. 

 
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#81: NBA Lottery, Rookie, Contracts, & NFL UDFAs May 14, 2019

#81: NBA Lottery, Rookie, Contracts, & NFL UDFAs

On the cusp of the NBA Lottery selections we break down the NBA numbers for rookie contracts & the impact of top picks in the league. Plus, future financial outlooks for the NBA Final four, how important are UDFAs becoming to the NFL team-building process, & odds & predictions for the Preakness & PGA Championship. 

 
 
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#80: Jaguars GM David Caldwell May 10, 2019

#80: Jaguars GM David Caldwell

Paul Peck & I are joined by current Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell, who discusses his climb up from the scouting world to the front office, contract structures, prepping for the draft, & how the game has changed over his 6 years at the helm.

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#79: The May 6 Pack May 7, 2019

#79: The May 6 Pack

Kevin, Paul, & Mike dive into the chaos & money of the Derby, the next wave of NFL Free agency, & how the Rams appear to be setting up for life with or without Todd Gurley. Plus, the Tampa Bay Rays are cheap, different, & real, & is the city of Boston setup for a historic 2019?

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#78: Draft Recap, Tax Implications, Rosen, & the Derby April 30, 2019

#78: Draft Recap, Tax Implications, Rosen, & the Derby

Breaking down the finances for the an NFL Draft that saw 39 trades, & surprises at the top of the board. The @SportsTaxMan Robert Raiola gives us the tax implications for the top picks in their new homes, and NFL Agent Shane Costa gives us his thoughts on evaluating & managing prospective picks who go undrafted. And, our thoughts on Josh Rosen's quick exit out of Arizona, & Kentucky Derby odds & picks.

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#77: NFL Scouting with Greg Gabriel, & Draft Facts April 23, 2019

#77: NFL Scouting with Greg Gabriel, & Draft Facts

Life-long NFL Scouting Director & current Pro Football Weekly draft guru Greg Gabriel joins the show to break down the process of finding, grading prospective players, & preparing for the draft. Plus, which rounds are producing starters at each position in 2019, & are the Rams about to make the QB position disposable?

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#76: NFL Money Advice, Russell's Cash In, & Sports Gambling April 16, 2019

#76: NFL Money Advice, Russell's Cash In, & Sports Gambling

Mason Champion, the Sports & Entertainment Director for Morgan Stanley, joins us to outline his expertise in managing, advising, & budgeting NFL player's earnings. Plus, Russell Wilson is the latest benefactor of a prospering NFL revenue stream. Sara Slane from the American Gaming Association joins us to break down where Sports Betting is across the USA, & how teams and leagues are already benefiting from it.

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#75: NFL & NHL Draft Facts, Figures, & Finances April 9, 2019

#75: NFL & NHL Draft Facts, Figures, & Finances

Breaking down DeMarcus Lawrence's contract & what it means for the Cowboys this summer. Russell Wilson's next move. Plus facts, figures, and thoughts about the upcoming NFL & NHL drafts.

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#74: NFL Guarantees, & the Bartering Browns April 2, 2019

#74: NFL Guarantees, & the Bartering Browns

Recapping the numbers for 2019 NFL Free agency including an increase of full guarantees, top spending teams, & more. Plus, the Browns are among the league leaders in trades since 2015. How teams that rely on the trade fair in the standings. And, LeBron's season with the Lakers was...

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#73: Stupid MLB Money, & Gronk March 26, 2019

#73: Stupid MLB Money, & Gronk

Jacob deGrom's deal with the Mets is the latest of a slew of extensions to hit the books before the 2019 MLB season. How do these extensions affect free agency & team building going forward? Plus, Gronk hangs up the cleats as one of the best, but not the highest paid ever.

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#72: NFL Free Agency Awards & Trout's Taxes March 20, 2019

#72: NFL Free Agency Awards & Trout's Taxes

Now a week old, we dive into which NFL Free Agency contracts were the most Player-Friendly, Team-Friendly, or the Best of Both Worlds. Plus, Robert Raiola the @SportsTaxMan joins us to break down the tax ramifications for Mike Trout's big payday.

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#71: Bell, Beckham, Brown, & Big Free Agency Bucks March 14, 2019

#71: Bell, Beckham, Brown, & Big Free Agency Bucks

Mike Ginnitti runs through a busy first three days of the 2019 NFL offseason, including the thoughts, numbers, & analysis for Le'Veon Bell's new contract, the trades of Antonio Brown & Odell Beckham Jr., and free agent contract structures as a whole.

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#70: The NFL Tampering Chaos March 11, 2019

#70: The NFL Tampering Chaos

Paul & Mike dive into the heart of the first day of the NFL tampering period, major agreements, big dollars, and plenty of "fluff" are reported across the league. Plus, was Antonio Brown winning his war good for the business of football?

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#69: NFL Free Agency Primer March 5, 2019

#69: NFL Free Agency Primer

Just a week away from free agency, Paul, Kevin, & Mike dive around the NFL's top offseason stories, including the Cowboys big decisions, Foles in Jacksonville, Josh Rosen in Washington, Russell Wilson's future in Seattle, & the drama in Pittsburgh.

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#68: Death, Taxes, & Bryce Harper March 1, 2019

#68: Death, Taxes, & Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper's 13 year $330 mega deal with the Phillies puts an end to a 100+ day saga. But how much is $330M after taxes kick in? Robert Raiola, the @SportsTaxMan, joins Kevin & Mike to break down Harper's deal in Philly, what could have been in LA or SF, & more.

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#67: The Losing Lakers, & NFL Dead Cap February 27, 2019

#67: The Losing Lakers, & NFL Dead Cap

Scott Allens joins Kevin & Mike to break down a lost year for LeBron & the Lakers, how it affects their offseason, & the financials for building an Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving superteam. Plus, MLB's long-term contracts are dwindling, & the NFL offseason means dead cap. What is it, & how does it work?

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#65: QBs on the Move: Who, Where, How Much? February 12, 2019

#65: QBs on the Move: Who, Where, How Much?

With NFL Free Agency just a month away, the roster cuts, rumor mills, & offseason chaos have all begun. Kevin, Paul, & Mike discuss which QBs may be traded, or released in the coming weeks, which teams need an upgrade, and the type of contracts to be considered. Plus, NBA trade deadline finances, & a brief MLB (non)update.

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#64: NFL Agent Shane Costa February 6, 2019

#64: NFL Agent Shane Costa

We kick off the NFL offseason with unique insight from local NFL Agent Shane Costa, who breaks down the job of prepping for free agency, the draft, contract negotiations & a few great insider stories.

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#63: Super Bowl Spending, Earnings, Props, & Futures January 29, 2019

#63: Super Bowl Spending, Earnings, Props, & Futures

Kevin returns for our Super Bowl special roundtable, highlighting team spending playoff payouts &  few of the better weekend prop bets. Plus, Spotrac's own future offseason questions for the Rams & Patriots, and a quick thought on Anthony Davis' trade demand.

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#62: MLB HOFs, NFL Runner-Ups, & NBA Winners January 23, 2019

#62: MLB HOFs, NFL Runner-Ups, & NBA Winners

Breaking down the careers of baseball's newest Hall of Fame inductees both financially & statistically. Plus, the Saints & Chiefs fell short in 2018, but have very similar financial offseasons ahead of them. Paul Peck & I talk Brees, Mahomes, Hill, Thomas, & more. Plus a cap fact surrounding NBA cap dollars, starting lineups, and team wins.

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#61: Baseball is Broken, & Kyler Murray is a QB January 16, 2019

#61: Baseball is Broken, & Kyler Murray is a QB

Another slow-moving, underwhelming MLB Free Agency season has us diving deep into baseball's current financial structure, including dwindling veteran salaries, and a league that demands it's superstars wait half a career for a payday that now might never come. Plus, breaking down the finances for Kyler Murray as a QB or an OF.

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#60: Fixing NFL Rookie & Veteran Contracts January 8, 2019

#60: Fixing NFL Rookie & Veteran Contracts

As more and more NFL teams pile up cap space as they choose to build positionally through the draft, when will we hit a breaking point, & how can it be fixed? Plus, front-loaded veteran contracts could be all the rage in 2019. And, should Bryce Harper be the next Kevin Durant?

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#59: Cheap QBs, Roster Bubbles, & Cap Spending in 2019 January 2, 2019

#59: Cheap QBs, Roster Bubbles, & Cap Spending in 2019

We kick of 2019 with an in-depth look at the money involved with NFL Playoff teams, a few breakdowns for players on the Roster Bubble for next season, why trades may be a key for those with tons of cap space, and how many teams actually need a QB next year?

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#58: The 2018 Spotrac Year in Review December 18, 2018

#58: The 2018 Spotrac Year in Review

Our annual look back at the year that was in Sports Business, including our most popular teams & athletes, the highest earners & spenders, who to watch out for in 2019, and parting thoughts for Le'Veon Bell, Kevin Durant, and the ever-changing sports-viewing experience.

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#57: Rockets are Falling, New QBs are Failing, & the Yankees are Freewheeling December 11, 2018

#57: Rockets are Falling, New QBs are Failing, & the Yankees are Freewheeling

Despite the 4th highest payroll, the Houston Rockets find themselves nearly last in the Western Conference. What's wrong, what can be done, & what about next year? Plus, plenty of NFL teams added a QB this offseason through the draft, free agency, or via trade. We assess the moves and what the results might mean for 2019 (11:00). And, the Yankees are no longer just careless over-spenders. How the moves they've made, & might look to complete in the coming months shows they're a changed franchise (32:00).

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#56: The Packers Future, Mets on the Move, & Maple Leafs' Cap Hell December 4, 2018

#56: The Packers Future, Mets on the Move, & Maple Leafs' Cap Hell

The Mets christened the MLB offseason with a blockbuster move to acquire Robinson Cano & Edwin Diaz. What does it mean? Plus, is the best recipe for the Packers future to look backwards? How former QB Coach Alex Van Pelt might be a fit for Green Bay. And, the Maple Leafs will soon have four major players to pay. Can they keep them all?

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#55: Taxes in Sports with Robert Raiola November 28, 2018

#55: Taxes in Sports with Robert Raiola

The @SportsTaxMan, Robert Raiola joins us for a ridiculously interesting update on how taxes are impacting the major sports, including the Jock Tax, free agent decisions vs. state taxes, how signing bonuses & deferred payments factor in, and plenty more. Plus, the Redskins are paying Reuben Foster by choice.

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#54: Valuing Young NFL Superstars, & Future Sports Betting Lines November 21, 2018

#54: Valuing Young NFL Superstars, & Future Sports Betting Lines

The Chiefs, Rams, & Saints aren't just winning, they're changing the way NFL teams will consider spending their money. We evaluate the young stars, including their current market values. Plus, a fun look at the futures lines for championships across the four big sports, Bryce Harper & Manny Machado's landing spots, and more.

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#53: The Le'Veon Decision, Bryce's Request, & the Fighting Warriors November 14, 2018

#53: The Le'Veon Decision, Bryce's Request, & the Fighting Warriors

What does Le'Veon Bell's decision to skip 2018 mean for him, running backs, franchise tags, & football finances in general? Plus, why Bryce Harper & all MLB Teams need to slow down with a 12+ year contract. And, it's November, but the Warriors are already miserable about Kevin Durant leaving next July.

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#52: Is Your NFL Team's QB Safe? November 7, 2018

#52: Is Your NFL Team's QB Safe?

Kevin, Paul, & Mike dive deep into the QB situation of every NFL team right now & as it pertains to the 2019 season, including big questions, tough outs, future paydays, & fat faces. Plus, Le'Veon Bell may never play football again.

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#51: NFL Trades with Jason La Canfora October 31, 2018

#51: NFL Trades with Jason La Canfora

Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports joins us to discuss the goods, & bads from the NFL Trade season, including his thoughts on which teams refused to understand what they aren't in 2018. Plus, the MLB offseason is here, meaning options are to be decided, free agents are to be valued, & trades are to be rumored.

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#50: World Series Roster Breakdowns, Amari, Blake, & The Petersons October 23, 2018

#50: World Series Roster Breakdowns, Amari, Blake, & The Petersons

Our 50th episode highlights the finances, team-building, & differences between the Dodgers & Red Sox as the head into the World Series. Plus, Amari Cooper is on the move, Blake Bortles is on the decline, Adrian Peterson is on his second wind, & Patrick Peterson wishes he were on another team.

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#49: NBA Money, Betting Lines, Tax Bills October 16, 2018

#49: NBA Money, Betting Lines, Tax Bills

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.

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#48: Well-Paid, Aging QBs & Fun Financial Facts about the 2018 NHL October 9, 2018

#48: Well-Paid, Aging QBs & Fun Financial Facts about the 2018 NHL

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.

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#47: NFL's Offensive Takeover, MLB's Best Values October 2, 2018

#47: NFL's Offensive Takeover, MLB's Best Values

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.

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#46: Garoppolo, Bradford, Bell, & Baseball September 26, 2018

#46: Garoppolo, Bradford, Bell, & Baseball

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?

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#45: Mike Trout for a Lifetime, the Terrible Steelers, & NFL Trade Candidates September 19, 2018

#45: Mike Trout for a Lifetime, the Terrible Steelers, & NFL Trade Candidates

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.

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#44: Jason Peters & the Best UDFAs of All-Time September 12, 2018

#44: Jason Peters & the Best UDFAs of All-Time

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?

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#43: A Summer of Big NFL Contracts September 5, 2018

#43: A Summer of Big NFL Contracts

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?

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#42: Building a 53-Man NFL Roster August 29, 2018

#42: Building a 53-Man NFL Roster

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...

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#41: NFL FantasyPros & a Restricted NHL August 21, 2018

#41: NFL FantasyPros & a Restricted NHL

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.

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#40: Donald, Rodgers, Rookie QBs, & Carmelo August 14, 2018

#40: Donald, Rodgers, Rookie QBs, & Carmelo

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?

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#39: MLB Trades, NFL Spending, & Mack Trucks August 1, 2018

#39: MLB Trades, NFL Spending, & Mack Trucks

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.

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#38: RB Renaissance, QB Questions, & Kevin gets Love July 25, 2018

#38: RB Renaissance, QB Questions, & Kevin gets Love

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?

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#38: Le'Veon Bell, NFL Rookies, & The AAF July 18, 2018

#38: Le'Veon Bell, NFL Rookies, & The AAF

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.

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#37: NBA Free Agency Numbers & NFL Hot Takes July 11, 2018

#37: NBA Free Agency Numbers & NFL Hot Takes

LeBron to LA, the Pauls stay put, & plenty of other NBA numbers to break down from free agency's first week. Plus, a few possible moves still to come in the NFL offseason as we near training camp.

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#36: Mike Trout & his Contract are GOAT Candidates July 3, 2018

#36: Mike Trout & his Contract are GOAT Candidates

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.

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#35: Evaluating & Projecting Market Values June 27, 2018

#35: Evaluating & Projecting Market Values

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.

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#34: Julio's Down Payment, NBA Offseason 101 June 20, 2018

#34: Julio's Down Payment, NBA Offseason 101

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?

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#33: Durant's Pay, Trading Klay, Lebron to Stay June 13, 2018

#33: Durant's Pay, Trading Klay, Lebron to Stay

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.

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#32: Goalies, Running Backs, & The Spotrac App June 6, 2018

#32: Goalies, Running Backs, & The Spotrac App

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.

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#31: LeBron's Got Money May 29, 2018

#31: LeBron's Got Money

A deep dive into the financial earnings of LeBron James, both on & off the court, including endorsements, investments, & more. Plus, a modernized comparison to Michael Jordan's career compensation.

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#30: MLB Drugs, NFL Holdouts, & Vegas Baby May 22, 2018

#30: MLB Drugs, NFL Holdouts, & Vegas Baby

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.

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#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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#6: The Sports Tax Man November 21, 2017

#6: The Sports Tax Man

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.

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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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