September 9, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The 2022 NFL regular season is here, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about which players may not be on their current rosters come 2023.
September 7, 2022 Scott Allen
What is a Designated Player in the NBA? An explanation of the Designated Player rules and a team-by-team breakdown of which players are considered designated and their current contract status.
August 28, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Julio Rodriguez expectedly became the latest young MLB star to cash in on a massive contract extension, locking down a (very complicated) deal with the Seattle Mariners. The deal has so many layers, we’re not even exactly sure how to label it in terms of length or total value, but we’ll try to do just that here.
August 25, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With the regular season just two weeks away, our final installment of 2022 Money Tiers focuses on the Tight End position. We've classifed a few dozen big men into various categories, noting those with multi-year financial security, plenty more on veritable one year tenders, and a few ready for their next big payday.
August 14, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The preseason is a great phase to see just how deep a team’s running back room is prior to the season. An already wildly unstable position can get even shakier when an undrafted free agent steps onto the field and proves he can hang. We’ve organized a few dozen notable running backs into financial tiers, providing analysis for each on where things may be headed in the coming months.
August 10, 2022 Keith Smith
It's not time for Jaylen Brown to extend yet, but Keith Smith breaks down all of Brown's current extension and free agent contract options.
August 1, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Deebo Samuel's 3 year, $71.55M extension with the 49ers includes $41M guaranteed at signing, & $58.1M locked in through 2024. Our full breakdown & analysis
July 29, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
DK Metcalf's 3 year, $72M extension in Seattle includes $31M guaranteed at signing, $58.2M through 2024, and a chance to do it again before age 30. Our complete breakdown
July 26, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With the trade deadline upon us, and the second half of the MLB season underway, our focus turns to players who will face contract option decisions in the next few months.
July 24, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With training camps approaching, we'll categorize the more notable NFL positions into financial tiers, breaking down which players are locked in, playing for a new deal, could be on their way out.
July 22, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The Cardinals made Kyler Murray the 2nd highest average paid player in NFL history, including the 2nd most guarantees ever as well. Our deep dive into the facts & figures of his new contract.
July 15, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With training camps approaching, we'll categorize the more notable NFL positions into financial tiers, breaking down which players are locked in, playing for a new deal, could be on their way out.
July 14, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down LeBron James' contract options moving forward as his veteran extension eligibility with the Los Angeles Lakers begins on August 4th.
July 1, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With the July 15th deadline for teams to extend their tagged players approaching, we’ll assess where things stand with each, including projected multi-year contracts for those still in need.
June 30, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith takes a look at which players from the 2019 NBA Draft class have already signed extensions or are likely to receive extension this offseason and predictions of what that could look like.
June 28, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down and ranks the Top 50 2022 NBA free agents.
June 26, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
While Aaron Judge’s next contract will dominate the baseball world in the coming months, there’s a much more complicated conversation soon coming to a MLB hot stove near you: the financial future of Angels’ SP/DH Shohei Ohtani.
June 26, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down and ranks the 2022 NBA free agent centers.
June 26, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down and ranks the 2022 NBA free agent power forwards.
June 24, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down and ranks the 2022 NBA free agent small forwards.
June 22, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down and ranks the 2022 NBA free agent shooting guards.
June 20, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down and ranks the 2022 NBA free agent point guards.
June 17, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
We're still weeks away from the August 2nd MLB trade deadline, but the time to start assessing who teams are, where they'll be in a month, and which players may be on the move is now. We'll assess each team's current status, including potential trade candidates and their 2022 salary at the deadline.
June 15, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
DK Metcalf, entering a contract year, is currently holding out from Seahawks' mandatory offseason workouts. We dive deep into his future options, including projecting the 24 year old's next contract.
June 6, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Aaron Donald’s not only not retiring, he’s now the highest paid non-quarterback in the history of football - and then some. Our deep dive into the numbers, potential restructures, and future impact of the historic $95M contract.
June 2, 2022 Keith Smith
A team-by-team look at the 2022 NBA non-guaranteed contracts and projecting what those teams may with those players.
June 2, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Two months after turning down a 7 year, $213.5M offer from the Yankees, Aaron Judge is an AL MVP candidate with a chance to win a World Series in his contract year. Our look at what all of this means for his looming trip to free agency.
May 26, 2022 Keith Smith
A look at the 2022 NBA Player and Team Options and projecting those decisions as we approach free agency.
May 26, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Lamar Jackson’s absence from the Baltimore Ravens’ OTAs puts his expiring contract, and lack of an extension, back to the forefront of the NFL offseason. When is the right time to sign, and what might that next contract look like?
May 23, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Joe Musgrove is peaking at the right time, as the 29 year old is posting career best production in a contract year for the Padres. What kind of payday might be in his future, and can San Diego afford him?
April 28, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Track all 262 picks from this year's NFL Draft, including projected rookie contracts & bonuses, trade details, team & positional breakdowns, & plenty more.
April 22, 2022 Keith Smith
Jordan Poole is the hot name in the NBA right now. Keith Smith breaks down Poole's next contract options with the Warriors or as an RFA in 2023 offseason.
April 18, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down the upcoming offseason for each 2022-23 NBA team, including cap space figures, free agents, draft pick scenarios, & thoughts on potential trades, exceptions, & plenty more.
April 17, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
From Matt Olson & Jose Berrios to Wander Franco & Ke'Bryan Hayes, comprehensive financial breakdowns for 20+ MLB contract extensions signed this past offseason.
April 5, 2022 Keith Smith
A deep dive into whether or not the Oklahoma City Thunder have too much of a good thing.
April 3, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Another Athletic's fire sale is officially here, with four notable names already out the door. Our look at the cash Oakland is saving, a detailed breakdowns of the players in and out over the past few weeks.
March 29, 2022 Keith Smith
Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns weren't able to agree to a rookie scale contract extension last offseason. What are Ayton's contract options going into this offseason? Keith Smith breaks down each contract scenario that Ayton could sign.
March 27, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Now more than 10 days old, our look at players who were added, subtracted, retained, or still remain in the balance with every NFL franchise this offseason.
March 23, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The NFL superstar carousel continues to turn, as the league saw two of its Top 3 Wide Receivers both traded, and in turn extended to historic contracts over the past few days. We’ll take a deep dive at the new contracts for Davante Adams & Tyreek Hill, comparing a few notable metrics for each over the next few seasons.
March 21, 2022 Keith Smith
The Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal have some big decisions upcoming as their offseason looms. Keith Smith breaks down Beal's veteran extension and free agent contract options.
March 18, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith makes sense of what Tyler Herro's extension options could be going into the 2022 NBA offseason.
March 14, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down the contract options for Zach LaVine as he approaches free agency, including what an unlikely veteran extension would look like.
March 9, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Despite less speculation than last year, the Seattle Seahawks traded their franchise QB away on Tuesday, ending a 10-year relationship. Our look at the details of the trade, the financial future of Wilson, & what's next for the Seahawks & Broncos.
March 7, 2022 Keith Smith
What could Zion Williamson's next contract look like? Keith Smith breaks down the complicated situation between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans, and what Zion's options could be moving forward.
March 4, 2022 Scott Allen & Michael Ginnitti
With so much speculation surrounding how MLB will alter its financial system in the next CBA, our look at a whole new idea: Maximum Contracts. How Gerrit Cole, Juan Soto, & Max Scherzer's current & future contracts would look in a structured system.
February 28, 2022 Keith Smith
Brooklyn could offer him a Veteran Extension. Kyrie Irving could opt into his Player Option or he could opt-out and become a free agent. Keith Smith takes a look at what Irving's next contract could look like from all angles.
February 28, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With the March 16th 2022 league year just around the corner, our last-minute look at players who may be trending toward the roster bubble, including financial ramifications to move on from each.
February 24, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2022 offseason with a projected -$21M of Top 51 cap space, the 3rd lowest figure in all of football. Here’s our look at how the Cowboys can open up $70M of new cap space in the coming weeks.
February 22, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2022 league year just 3 weeks away, we'll take a deep dive into the likely & possible options for notable QB trade candidates across the NFL.
February 21, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The Chiefs continued their recent success in 2021, but work remains to be done in order to keep this roster in contention mode for the 2022 campaign. Our look at how KC can free up ample cap space heading toward March.
February 21, 2022 Keith Smith
A deep dive into the contract options that Jalen Brunson has moving forward, including what those contracts could look like at from a year-by-year salary standpoint.
February 18, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
As the sky is blue, the Saints enter the offseason well over the league salary cap threshold. We'll play GM on their more notable contracts, predicting restructures, extensions, and releases to bring them into cap health for the 2022 league year.
February 16, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Fresh off a Super Bowl 56 victory, the LA Rams currently project to $10M of negative cap space heading toward the 2022 league year. Our deep dive look at the moves that can be made to free up plenty of room to maneuver in the coming weeks.
February 9, 2022 Scott Allen
A list of NBA players who are likely candidates to be bought out after the trade deadline.
February 7, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Our NFL offseason series continues with a look at the tight end position for each team heading into 2022, making note of potential TE1/TE2 possibilities, notable extension candidates, players heading to free agency, restructure candidates, and plenty more.
January 31, 2022 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down the financial situation between Brooklyn Nets and James Harden and what options are currently on the table.
January 24, 2022 Keith Smith
A look at ten players to watch as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.
January 22, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Our NFL offseason series continues with a look at the wide receiver position for each team heading into 2022, making note of potential WR1/WR2/WR3 possibilities, notable extension candidates, players heading to free agency, restructure candidates, and plenty more.
January 20, 2022 Keith Smith
A look at the Western Conference buyers and sellers as we approach the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline.
January 14, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
The 2021-22 NFL playoffs are upon us and each team enters the postseason with at least one intriguing storyline. From QBs who need to be paid, to a crop of pending free agents, to a team playing with house money, our look at how the 14 teams break down right now.
January 11, 2022 Keith Smith
A look at the Eastern Conference buyers and sellers as we approach the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline.
January 9, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC West team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
January 8, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC South team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
January 7, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC North team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
January 5, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC East team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
January 3, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Our NFL offseason series continues with a look at the running back position for each team heading into 2022, making note of potential RB1/RB2 possibilities, notable extension candidates, players heading to free agency, restructure candidates, and plenty more.
January 1, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC South team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
January 1, 2022 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC West team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
December 30, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Breaking down the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC North team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
December 29, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Breaking down the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC East team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.
December 8, 2021 Keith Smith
Damian Lillard’s future with the Portland Trail Blazers has come into question in recent days. During the preseason, Lillard shut down speculation that he’d ask for a trade. With the GM now out, and the Blazers continuing to struggle, that speculation has ramped back up again.
November 21, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2021 NFL regular season now past the halfway point, we'll take a quick look at a notable player from each team who is trending toward some sort of "what if" in the upcoming offseason, be it an expiring contract, an extension worthy resume, a potential trade candidate, or a possible cap/roster casualty.
November 16, 2021 Keith Smith
This summer NBA teams spent a lot of money to re-sign their own free agents and to get a handful of players to change teams. A month into the 2021-22 season, it’s time to check in on how some of this summer’s big signings are working out.
October 22, 2021 Keith Smith
Now that the Rookie Scale extension deadline has passed, the focus can turn back on a few veterans who may be inline for add-on contracts. Keith Smith details them here.
October 15, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Now more than a quarter into the 2021 NFL regular season, we've identified a player from each team who's made an immediate impact since being newly added this offseason.
October 11, 2021 Keith Smith
Keith Smith plays NBA GM, assessing the final roster spots for each team, including financial impact, and his thoughts on how opening day rosters may look.
October 5, 2021 Scott Allen
As the regular season nears, we take a look back at the offseason that was, diving into top spenders, tax statuses, notable free agent signings, trades, and extensions for each 2021-22 NBA team.
October 3, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
A look at notable Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, & Tight Ends who could be on the move at the upcoming NFL Trade Deadline.
September 21, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Our annual MLB free agent piece breaks down notable players from each position group, highlighting their expected path toward the open market, a calculated valuation, and a likely projection for their next contract.
September 7, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
A comprehensive guide to how 2021 NFL rosters are broken down positionally, including a dive into full rosters, and projected Week 1 starting groups.
August 31, 2021 Keith Smith
Keith Smith takes a look at which players from the 2018 NBA Draft class have already signed extensions or are likely to receive extension this offseason and predictions of what that could look like.
August 27, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Rankings NFL team cash spending over the past 5 seasons, breaking down Nerlens Noel's lawsuit against former agency Klutch, & the All-Dead Cap NFL roster.
August 27, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Any given NFL offseason comes with plenty of roster moves, & with most come dead cap hits. We've located the top dead cap hit at each position, formulating the 2021 All Dead Hit Roster
August 23, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen discuss what a rookie wage scale, a shortened, contract-driven draft, & an early extension-eligibility trigger could do for the current state of MLB.
August 17, 2021 Keith Smith
The NBA feels as wide-open as it has in quite some time, and that should make for an interesting season. As a means of reviewing the action that happened, and some questions yet to be answered, we present 5 answers to 5 NBA offseason questions.
August 16, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
As week 1 nears, and offseason contracts are finalized, our look at a potential Best Value team for the upcoming 2021 NFL season. For each position group, we’ll select one player on a veteran contract, and one player on a rookie contract.
August 9, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
A look at where the projected starting quarterbacks for the 2021 season fall in terms of their current contract status, from "Locked in" to "On their way" to "Who Knows?"
August 7, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the value, cap & cash flow, guarantee structure, and practicality of Josh Allen's historic contract extension with the Buffalo Bills
July 22, 2021 Scott Allen & Michael Ginnitti
With the Bucks now officially crowned champs, our NBA focus turns to the offseason, including upcoming deadlines, option decisions, team cap space, and notable free agents.
July 19, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
As we head into training camp week for a few NFL teams, we’ll identify one player from each organization who could be entering the end of July on their roster bubble.
July 15, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Balanced Bridge Funding has been providing cost-friendly, capital solutions to professional athletes - since 2015. Learn more about solutions for currently signed athletes, or free agents on the market today.
July 8, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Breaking down the upcoming offseason for each 2021-22 NHL team, including cap space figures, free agents, draft pick scenarios, thoughts on potential trades, & plenty more.
July 8, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Money is the answer to all problems? If so, then a restructured contract could bring Aaron Rodgers back to the Green Bay Packers this summer. What that might look like...
July 1, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
It's all quiet on the Baker Mayfield extension front, but who stands to benefit more from this waiting game? Our thoughts and projected numbers for what may be to come with Baker & the Browns.
June 28, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Just a month away from NFL Training Camp, we'll take a look back at the damage that's been done this past offseason highlighting one notable move from each franchise thus far.
June 22, 2021 Keith Smith
The recent trade between the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder seems to have been the rare trade where neither side was overly motivated by basketball reasons. Yes, Al Horford and Kemba Walker both still have some good ball left in them, but this trade was about contracts, flexibility and asset management.
June 15, 2021 Keith Smith
Keith Smith breaks down the upcoming offseason for each 2021-22 NBA team, including cap space figures, free agents, draft pick scenarios, & thoughts on potential trades, exceptions, & plenty more.
June 9, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
WIth the MLB Trade Deadline just 50 days out, it's officially time to start considering which teams are Buyers, Sellers, or Standers for the 2021 season. Our first look at a comprehensive list of potential trade candidates, including their salary at the deadline, & pending free agency status.
May 25, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
With the draft now behind us, many teams will turn to taking care of their own both for cap lowering purposes & keeping their core intact. We'll take a look at notable NFL contract extension candidates, including projections for each.
May 4, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
With the NBA regular season winding down, some of the focus can turn to potential All-NBA selections, as some will come with significant potential or actual pay raises for notable players.
April 29, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
The 2021 NFL Draft is upon us. Track every pick, including projected 4-year contracts, signing bonuses, & 2021 cap implications for each here.
April 23, 2021 Michael Ginnitti & Dan Soemann
Projecting potential contract extension values for a few dozen notable MLB players who could be in line for new paydays in the coming months.
March 29, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Following a superb 2020 campaign, Bills QB Josh Allen is now extension-eligible for the first time in his career, and Buffalo appears poised to lock him in sooner rather than later. We'll take a look at a potential contract extension for the 24 year old.
March 25, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Track all of the NBA moves as the 2020-21 trade deadline approaches, 3PM ET, March 25th.
March 15, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
The NFL's negotiation window opens March 15th, followed by official free agent signings & trades on March 17th. We'll track all of the moves here, with more detailed financial links available below.
March 8, 2021 Keith Smith
A deep dive from Keith Smith into each NBA roster as the trade deadline approaches, categorizing the availability of all notable players, those who appear to be off limits, & plenty more.
February 17, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
We're just a month away from the official start of the 2021 league year and free agency season, so we'll take a moment to highlight some of the more notable names who could be hitting the open market, including projected contracts, thoughts, & a "Best Guess" for each.
February 15, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
One of the more important, albeit confusing buzz terms this time of year is "dead cap", or, the amount of salary cap that would remain with a team should a player be released, traded, or retires. Here's a basic understanding of the various scenarios in which dead cap is calculated with an NFL contract.
February 9, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
With the NFL offseason officially here, we'll take a look at the first order of business, identifying notable players who may be in line for a franchise tag in the coming weeks.
February 4, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
A complete dive into the contract situations for each notable QB rumored to be on the move, including specific financial ramifications to release, or trade each before and after specific trigger dates, or pre and post June 1st. Each breakdown also includes the total contract, practical guarantees, and individual cap hits that would transfer to a new team via trade.
February 4, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
The Deshaun Watson “saga” may not be going away anytime soon, as the new Houston Texans front office has been adamant in their stance to not trade the 25 year old QB this offseason, despite his public request. We’ll take a quick look at what this showdown could mean for Watson financially.
January 28, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
The 2021 offseason could see unprecedented movement at the QB position. Take a stab at predicting where each of the following players will end up next season with this free pick 'em contest.
January 27, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
The Chiefs & the Buccaneers pose a compelling matchup for the upcoming Super Bowl. We'll take a dive into how the two teams were built financially, in terms of cap, positional spending, top earners, notable free agents, & future outlooks.
January 25, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Another NFC Championship defeat and a seemingly calculated quote leaves the immediate future of QB Aaron Rodgers & the Packers in question (we think). We’ll strip away all outside factors here and simply breakdown what his current contract says in terms of a trade or retirement this offseason.
January 25, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
Our NFL offseason outlook series begins with a dive into the final four teams, including current cap space, notable free agents, & extension candidates for the Bills, Packers, Chiefs, & Bucs.
January 9, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
A look at 23 notable players from the 14 NFL playoff teams who have a chance to up their next payday heading toward the offseason.
January 5, 2021 Michael Ginnitti
A look at notable NFL players who could be traded this offseason, including the total dead cap to remain with their current team, & the remaining contract to be acquired by the new one.
December 29, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
An early 2021 Roster Bubble identifying players who are trending toward retirement, a trade, or an outright release for purposes of age, production, or (more than ever) a salary cap casualty. We'll continue to update this piece as reports emerge.
December 19, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Just 9 weeks removed from the Lakers hoisting the trophy, the NBA is back. The quick offseason didn't deter teams from spending big, extending their own, and of course - trading superstars. We'll break down many of those figures here in our 2020-21 NBA Financial Preview.
December 10, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Now in the final homestretch of the 2020 regular season, our focus begins to turn toward future roster construction, starting here with a notable potential contract extension candidates from each organization.
December 2, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
With a 2021 salary cap sure to drop, more teams than usual will need to adjust their finances accordingly in order to stay afloat. We'll take an early look at which quarterbacks are heading into a situation where some level of question surrounding their immediate future exists, be it contractual, roster management, or the direction of a team in general.
November 19, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Philadelphia's big moves led the evening, while Detroit made a few surprise moves of their own. The Warriors made their pick, but more trouble looms, while the Celtics have bigger considerations on their plate post-draft.
November 18, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Track all of the selections of this year's NBA draft, including projected contracts, 2020-21 cap figures, & plenty more.
November 10, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Just a week away from owners meetings, and a month away from winter meetings, MLB's trade rumor mill should start to pick up steam quickly. Here's a look at 20 notable candidates, including potential suitors, & financial ramifications.
October 25, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
As the November 3rd trade deadline approaches, a look at 20 players rumored to be on the block, including the financial ramifications to move each.
October 20, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
The 2020 World Series brings us a tale of two stories, with the high-priced Los Angeles Dodgers up against a true moneyball franchise in the Tampa Bay Rays. We'll take a closer look at the facts & figures of each heading toward Game 1.
October 12, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
The NHL offseason has brought us 100 signings, a dozen trades, & a new draft class all in a matter of days. We're tracking all the movement and numbers here.
September 30, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
The upcoming MLB offseason brings plenty of unknown, especially financially speaking. But that hasn't slowed players in other leagues from locking in long-term extensions. Will that also be the case in baseball?
September 14, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Just hours have the Buffalo Bills made Tre'Davious White the highest paid CB in league history, Jalen Ramsey asked us to hold his beer. Our look at the specific structure, details, and metrics of both these contracts, how they rank, & what it means for future deals going forward.
September 10, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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?
September 1, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Despite the extremely unique circumstances, the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline surprised many with a flurry of late activity, and a few notable names switching teams. We take a quick look at how much teams acquired, sent, & saved in the process.
August 19, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
A look at how the 16 NBA postseason teams allocated their money this year, and what their future looks like, including practical cap space, notable free agents, and players with options for 2021.
August 17, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Mike Ginnitti & Scott Allen evaluate each NBA Postseason matchup, looking at spreads, over/under lines, parlay options, & plenty more. Plus, which players should fair well in Daily Fantasy settings.
July 13, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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...
June 29, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
In a year that many would like to forget, the NFL has pushed ahead, seemingly business as usual, providing an offseason full of storylines, thanks to a number of high profile trades, big money extensions, & a carousel of QB movement. We've identified the biggest moves for each teams thus far.
June 19, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
We talk often about which NFL players are paid the most within their respective position group, but we don't mention regularly where they started from to get there. Does it matter? Our look into the draft statuses for where the top paid players at each positon group came from.
June 10, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Track all 160 selections of this year's very much truncated MLB Draft, led by the Detroit Tigers & Baltimore Orioles.
May 27, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Breaking down one player from each franchise who could be staring down a new contract in the coming weeks or months, including their current status, calculated market value, & more.
May 22, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
A look at which player from each NFL franchise holds the title of largest total value contract in team history.
May 3, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
The deadline to decide on 5th year options for all 2017 first round picks is May 4th. We're tracking the values & decisions here.
April 24, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
The Packers selection of Jordan Love prompted us to look at all veteran QBs currently under contract in 2021, where they stand financially, & the cost/savings to move on from each going forward.
April 23, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Keep up with every 2020 NFL Draft pick as they're made, including projected contracts, signing bonuses, & first year cap hit breakdowns for each.
April 22, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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 .
April 7, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Our thoughts on which active contracts from the four major American sports (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB) are the best and worst based on their length.
April 2, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
With the NFL hot stove still simmering on the heels of an action packed March, we'll take a fun stab at predicting 10 Hot Take moves that are certain not to happen, but still make a little bit of sense.
April 1, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
March 26, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
The Titans let Jack Conklin walk to the Browns, & slapped a franchise tag on Derrick Henry, but they didn't mess around with their newfound quarterback, locking him in to a 4 year $118M contract. We break down numbers, rankings, & thoughts surrounding the new deal.
March 19, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Keep up with all of the latest signings across the NFL, including full breakdowns, team by team spending, positional spending, & more.
March 16, 2020 Scott Allen
A look at the official minimum salaries, franchise & transition tag figures, & restricted free agent tenders for the upcoming 2020 NFL season.
March 9, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
Our #NFL Free Agent Tracker now offers an Analysis view that details 50 of the more prominent players (loosely ranked) who are set to hit the open market this March, including quick audio hits for each discussing value & more.
March 4, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
March 3, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 27, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 25, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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 Ayres & Mason Saunders?
February 20, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 18, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 13, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 11, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 6, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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).
February 4, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
February 1, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
January 30, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
January 30, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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.
January 23, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
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 a way too early look at the financial future of Zion Williamson.
January 11, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
A look at how MLB teams spent their money agreeing to arbitration eligible players ahead of the deadline, plus ask & offer prices for the 19 players who filed for hearings.
January 1, 2020 Michael Ginnitti
A look at a few prospective NFL free agents who are trending toward a franchise or transition tag this coming February, including the projected costs for each.
December 24, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2019 regular season winds down, we flash forward to 2020, taking a look at a notable contract extension candidates, & potential roster bubble player from every NFL team.
December 13, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the NBA players that become trade-eligible on Sunday December 15th. These players were recently restricted from trade due to signing free agent contracts elsewhere this past July.
December 9, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Cousin Dan joins the show for a look back at contract busts, booms, trades, top earners, top spenders, & general thoughts about the decade that was in MLB. Plus, Stephen Strasburg is back with the Nationals to the tune of $245M.
December 5, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
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 NFL contracts & dead cap. And, Zack Wheeler gets MLB Free Agency off the ground.
November 6, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
This year's crop of MLB free agents is dominated by starting pitchers, a good sign for those of you who like to see big dollars thrown around. Here's a look at 8 of the more notable players, including a sure to be wrong prediction on where he may end up soon, and for how much.
October 13, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
For most MLB teams the focus has flipped to 2020, so we'll do the same with a look at 10 contracts that aren't exactly ideal for their respective teams. For most age and/or injuries have hampered productivity, while others (Chris Davis, Wil Myers) simply can't seem to find their previous greatness.
October 11, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
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.
September 11, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
A positional, percentage based look at the how the current NFL starting lineups came into the league, broken out by draft round.
September 8, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
As per usual, we kickoff the NFL season with a snapshot look at how each NFL team is allocated their salary cap money positionally, including a few notable thoughts going forward.
August 19, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2019 regular season nears, we break out each of the 32 projected starting quarterbacks into "contractual tiers" ranging from Ineligible for an Extension all the way to "Locked In".
August 11, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With training camp just two weeks away, the focus for many teams will be locking down notable players to a contract extension prior to the start of the upcoming season. We've identified 10 players who fall in this category, including projections for each potential deal.
July 29, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline less than 48 hours away, we'll take a look at a few names who remain on the hot stove, including the money remaining on their 2019 salary, and the stability & status of their current contract.
July 9, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Paul George's exit out of OKC likely expedited a rebuild that the Thunder had been anticipating - just a few months earlier than expected. Next up most likely comes the departure of Russell Westbrook. We've broken down a few potential trade scenarios that work both financially, & from a basketball standpoint.
July 9, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
A quick look at the payouts, earned bonuses, and salary breakdowns for each roster of the 90th edition of the MLB All-Star Game.
June 27, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
While the NFL is on its summer break, we've identified 140 players who may be heading into training camp on their respective team's roster bubble, including the financial ramifications to trade or release each in the coming weeks.
June 21, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Now that the draft has come and gone, the immediate focus for the NBA offseason turns to free agency, where we find a juicy list of big names ready to be wooed accordingly. We'll take a look at some of the bigger names, how much they're expected to cash in for, where they might end up, and more.
June 20, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
The NBA offseason is now in full swing, so it's a perfect time to take a deep dive into the numbers that go along with maximum contracts, SuperMax deals, projected terms for notable free agent, and estimated numbers for the 2019 Draft Class.
June 6, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With the NBA Playoffs winding down, we'll take a quick look at the projected payouts for each postseason team in 2018-19. Since the official playoff bonus pool figure hasn't been released yet, we'll base these numbers off of last year's amount, which came in at $20M.
June 3, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Our next financial breakdown of the NFL offseason highlights the Falcons, who took a 7-9 nosedive in 2018, and spent March rebuilding their offensive line. We assess their cap, notable additions & subtractions, top earners, notable free agents, & fantasy rankings.
May 29, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Our first financial breakdown of the NFL offseason highlights the Arizona Cardinals, who turned a 3-13 record in 2018 into a first round QB selection for the second straight season. We assess their cap, notable additions & subtractions, top earners, notable free agents, & fantasy rankings.
April 23, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With NFL draft week upon us, a look at a few facts and figure surrounding the various elements leading up to the next team-building phase of the offseason. We'll take a look at draft statuses, and average salaries for the projected 2019 starters by position. Estimate rookie contracts for various upcoming draft slots, and more.
April 21, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Deadlines spur actions. Russell Wilson's stance to gain an extension from the Seahawks resulted in a 4 year, $140 million new money contract that runs through 2023. We'll break down the numbers, the rankings, and our thoughts for how the deal looks going forward.
April 12, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at the financial statuses for all sixteen 2018-19 NBA Playoff teams, including their current payrolls, starting 5 costs, upcoming draft picks, notable free agents, and more.
March 28, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
After another drawn out offseason that eventually saw north of $1.8B of free agent contracts signed, the 2019 MLB regular season is officially upon us. We'll take a quick look at each team's Opening Day payrolls from a full roster, 25-Man , & Luxury Tax standpoint to start the year.
March 7, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2019 NFL league year just one week away, we present our annual Free Agency Primer, highlighting notable players at each position set to hit the open market, including their their potential market value, and a few thoughts going forward.
February 28, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
As the combine kicks off and the NFL conversation turns to free agency and the draft, trade talk is often pushed to back room. But NFL teams have been increasingly using the trade as a viable team-building piece over the past few seasons. We've identified 24 players who may be on the trade block heading toward March, including the cost to do so.
February 19, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
As the franchise tag window officially opens, we take a quick look at ten players who are likely to be slapped with a tag, including the projected cost to do so, and their calculated market value for a long-term extension.
February 7, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With the NBA trade deadline just hours away (3PM EST, February 7th), we'll begin to break down the numbers for each notable move, including current and future financial ramifications for all players & teams.
January 31, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
It's no secret that the best quarterback of our generation hasn't exactly been the highest paid player on an annual basis, but how much less has he really been accepting? We took a crack at adjusting each of Brady's contracts over the past 19 seasons to see how much more than $212M he could have earned.
January 24, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
The first edition of our annual NFL Roster Bubble list highlights 80+ players who are trending toward the possibility of becoming a cap casualty for their respective team in 2019. We've broken this list down by position, including specific financial ramifications to trade or release each player next offseason.
January 10, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
With reports from Steelers ownership today that Antonio Brown’s future with the Steelers is “unlikely”, we’ll do a deep dive into the scenarios financial ramifications for his potential trade out of Pittsburgh.
January 4, 2019 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at five potential NBA trades that may happen (but almost certainly never will) leading up to the February 7th trade deadline, including deals for the Pelicans, Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, and Mavericks - but not the ones you're likely thinking of.
December 30, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With the NFL playoffs now upon us, we'll take a thorough look at the current and future finances of each postseason team, including how they're spending their dollars positionally, their 2019 cap space outlook, notable pending free agents, and a few players who may be on the bubble.
November 21, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A way too early team-by-team look at NFL players who are prime candidates for a franchise tag next February, along with notable pending free agents for next March.
November 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
This week's round up highlights the future financial outlook for Alex Smith fresh off of his unfortunate Week 11 injury, a look ahead to notable NBA free agents at each position, which NFL teams are cash-heavy into their defense, and is it worth it? And are the Mets trading one of their aces this winter?
November 12, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Our Monday morning round up takes a look around the early NBA season, including what may come from tough starts in Houston & Washington, the future for LeBron's Lakers, and what the acquisition of Jimmy Butler means in Philly, now and later.
November 6, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
We continue our MLB offseason financial series with the NL West, providing an outlook of each team's financial status, including 2019 payroll, notable free agents, option decision, arbitration-eligibilites, and contract extension and/or trade candidates as well.
November 5, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Our latest Monday Morning Financial Round Up dives into the many ramifications of Sam Bradford's release in Arizona, Clayton Kershaw's revised payday with the Dodgers, the Sacramento Kings & the Best Value NBA teams thus far, and of course, an obligatory Le'Veon Bell update.
November 2, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2017 NFL regular season now nearly half complete, we'll take a look back at the free agent season that was. We've identified all notable free agent signings with contracts north of $1M from each team, assessing a "Value Level" for each based on $ vs. production. View the player and team grades...
November 1, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Jimmy Butler's asked for a trade, he's skipped practice, he's held out of preseason, and now he's taking nights off here and there to protest his current situation in Minnesota (though he'll tell you he's just tired). We discuss the money Butler is about to make in 2019, and a few trade destinations & scenarios.
October 30, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
We begin our MLB offseason financial series with the AL Central, providing an outlook of each team's financial status, including 2019 payroll, notable free agents, players with options, arbitration-eligibilites, and contract extension and/or trade candidates as well.
October 29, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Our weekly Monday morning financial round up highlights the quick, apparent fall of Jameis Winston in Tampa, the return to prominence of Andrew Luck in Indy, a surprising start for the Seahawks, yet another championship in Boston, & one Maple Leafs player goes down, while another still isn't even signed yet.
October 28, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2018 regular season nearly half way complete, we'll start to look ahead financially. We've identified 5 players who should be, or definitely will be, in need of a new contract in the coming months, assessing their value through the current season, and projecting the numbers going forward.
October 23, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The rumor mills are full of NFL players who could be, should be, might be, or want to be moved as we approach the October 30 trade deadline. We've identified seven of those candidates, breaking down all of the numbers should they be moved now, or next offseason.
October 22, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The Jaguars have all but had it with QB Blake Bortles - our look at the financial cost to cut or trade him in the coming months. And, the Rams spent a lot of dollars to keep their own this summer, and they've been rewarded ever since. How the cash flows in LA, and who might be in need of a deal there next? Plus. 5 NFL soon to be free agents trending up through 7 weeks.
October 15, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Case Keenum trending down, Nathan Peterman's interceptions trending up, plus the Raiders appear poised to sell, the Patriots appear poised to win big, and the Cowboys might be something?
October 1, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the financial ramifications for Earl Thomas (FS, SEA), & Tyler Eifert's (TE, CIN) apparent season injuries, and what Le'Veon Bell should be thinking in lei, plus it was a good weekend for kickers, but not so much for rookie quarterbacks (and a few Hall of Fame bound veterans as well).
September 26, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The Red Sox will bring the highest payroll and the most regular season wins into the postseason, but how do the other teams compare? Plus, we assess the financial statuses of the league's notable candidates for MVP, CY Young, and Rookie of the Year.
September 24, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Our Week 3 NFL round up highlights the financial ramifications of Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, and a few possible trade & free agent replacements. Plus, Sam Bradford's benching is a lot more costly than you might initially think. Plus, Le'Veon Bell is on the trade block, and Earl Thomas wants to be. Our thoughts on both situations heading toward Week 4.
September 10, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
While Week 1 of the NFL season still hasn't entirely wrapped yet, the injuries to notable players across the league are unfortunately piling up. We'll take a look at a few players who were banging up this weekend, including their financial statuses this year and going forward.
August 30, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Our thoughts about the goods, the bads, & the numbers surrounding Aaron Rodgers' historic extension with the Packers, including a reset of the NFL contract market, and its impact on a few QBs who are next in line to cash in.
August 28, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With Odell Beckham Jr. now locked in with the Giants for at least a few more years, it’s high time we take dive into what has become a truly remarkable WR draft class from 2014. We take a financial look at the 15 receivers drafted in the first three rounds, including production, earnings, & more.
August 27, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Odell Beckham Jr. put a much needed jolt into the NFL contract world when he penned a 5 year, $90 million new-money extension to remain with the New York Giants for the foreseeable future. We’ll take a quick look at the details that are known, assessing how everything ranks out across the board.
August 25, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A deep dive into the most important position in football, as we assess guarantees, true values, potential outs, contract breakdowns, age & financial comparisons from 2017 to 2018, and our thoughts about the QB situation for all 32 NFL teams heading toward September. Keep scrolling...
August 22, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
As many, if not most, fantasy football leagues head for their draft day, we'll take a quick look at the top available players at each position, making note of their actual contract status, their stability with their current team, and an upcoming free agent dates.
August 13, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
NEW: Our 2018 #NFL Regular Season Fantasy Contest is now open. Create a free roster, selecting 1 player from each NFL team, while keeping your salary cap low, for a chance at $500 in cash prizes.
August 1, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
MLB saw 50 trades posted in the month of July as teams became buyers and/or sellers leading up to yesterday's deadline. We take a look at the player movement from each team, including financial ramifications to their 2018 payroll.
July 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
For many years now MLB contracts have come with lots of zeros, over many years, at a fully guaranteed rate. While things have normalized a bit in recent seasons, a few active contracts still stand out as busts. We assess a few...
July 16, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
While the All-Star break isn't quite the halfway point of the regular season, it's always a good time to step back and assess production & value. We announce our current Best-Value Lineup using our True Value Statistic, as well as our Team Financial Power Rankings through mid-July.
July 15, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A quick look at a few players from each NFL team who are reportedly battling for a roster spot this summer, including the financial ramifications to trade or release him in the coming months.
July 13, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The NFL's rookie wage scale, now in its 8th year, was added to assure veterans got paid. Is it working? Plus, the push for more guaranteed dollars is real, where will it take us? And plenty of teams selected their next "franchise QB" at the top of recent drafts. Can they actually win the Super Bowl?
July 10, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With most draft picks now under contract, the NFL offseason shifts to roster bubbles, contract extensions, and even trade candidates as teams head toward training camp. We've identified a few hot takes that make sense before the 2018 season.
July 9, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The 2018 edition of the MLB All-Star game features a mixed bag of youth and veteran talents. We’ll take a look at the total rosters, including their 2018 compensation, total career earnings to date, & free agent statuses.
July 7, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The 2018 MLB trade deadline is less than four weeks away, and the hot stoves are burning with rumors. We assess whether each MLB team will be buyers or sellers, including potential player fits, and financial ramifications.
June 25, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
It's becoming clear that Angels' OF Mike Trout isn't just baseball's current best player, but arguably on track to be the GOAT. We take a deep-dive into Trout's pay vs. production, including its effect to the upcoming paydays for Bryce Harper & Manny Machado.
June 22, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The reported 3-game suspension for Jameis Winston to start the 2018 season adds more question to his long-term role with the Buccaneers organization. With a near $21M option-year looming in 2019, we discuss his career to date, and what might be in store for the 24-year-old going forward.
June 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With the NBA now officially in offseason mode, we’ll take a quick look at some facts and figures for the upcoming draft, rookie contracts, trade math, restricted free agency period, & specific numbers for LeBron, Kawhi, & Kyrie.
June 11, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Keeping a super-team together for a stretch of time is becoming increasingly impossible in sports. But the Golden State Warriors appear poised to be the closest thing to a dynasty this generation might ever see. We break down their upcoming financial scenarios.
May 21, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
We're still two-plus months away from the 2018 MLB trade deadline, but as rosters begin to settle in, and the standings begin to spread out a bit, we'll take a look at a player from each team who could be on the block.
May 10, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
While big numbers are easily tossed around when a new NFL contract is announced, there are a few specific metrics that should become the most important figures to seek out. We assess recent signings based on League Cap Percentage & Percent Guaranteed at Signing, positionally.
May 7, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
As the NBA Postseason begins to near the finish line, the discussions for most will turn to the offseason, where a handful of elite players will be forced into decisions regarding their immediate futures. We take a look at the numbers & logical assumptions for Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Paul George, & DeMarcus Cousins.
May 4, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
It wasn’t a matter of if, but when would Matt Ryan become the next-man-up as the NFL’s highest paid player, but boy did he come away from a contract. We break down the numbers, structure, and rankings.
April 23, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With free agency dwindling down and the draft just days away, we'll take a quick snapshot look at how each team is currently allocating cap dollars positionally, as well as notable draft needs, current projected cap space, and thoughts going forward for each.
April 16, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With the free agency buzz dwindling, we shift our attention to currently signed players who are in the market for a new contract with their respective teams, including calculated values, projections, and more.
April 8, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A way too early look at top prospective MLB Free Agents at each position, including a few calculated valuations, projections, thoughts and more.
April 3, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Now that the dust has settled a bit, we take a snapshot look at the free agent frenzy that was, notably the upfront guarantees of contracts, the adjusted potential outs for major signings, & Winners, Losers thus far.
March 27, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Spring is in the air (sort of), and with it comes baseball. We've broken out a thorough look at 2018 MLB team payrolls, opening day 25-Man rosters, positional spending, how they're built, how this year compares to last, offseason spending patterns and more.
March 9, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
They can't become official until the new league year (March 14th), but the pending NFL offseason has already seen 10 trade agreements hit the airwaves. We take a look at the financial impact going in and out for all teams with trade agreements in place.
March 9, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
As the game on the field changes, so too must the business side of football. Veteran running back contracts have become more prevalently tossed aside, making way for younger, cheaper depth. We took a look at just how unstable RB contracts have been since 2012.
March 4, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The most important position in football will have plenty of movement in the coming weeks. We assess every team's current QB status, offering predictions for who to sign, draft, release, restructure, trade, in each case. 100% positive to be 100% wrong.
March 2, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Slowly but surely, trades have become a more popular process for NFL teams to improve, rebuild, or shed cap dollars both in-season, and at the start of the league year. We've identified a few teams & players who may be on the move this spring, including three specific scenarios.
February 27, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The season of roster cuts, restructures, trades, & even retirements brings up an important vice connected to NFL contracts - dead cap. We'll take a quick look at what it is, why it's important, and which players and teams have accounted for the most in recent years.
February 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
As MLB free agency FINALLY starts to kick into gear this offseason, we'll take an in-depth look at how contracts have changed (or have they?) over the past five free agent seasons.
February 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The window for NFL teams to begin applying franchise tags to current players opens on February 20th, lasting for two weeks. We’ll take a quick look at a few notable players who are likely destined for a tag, including the projected cost to do so. (actual franchise tag values won’t be known until the league solidifies the 2018 salary cap in a week or so.
February 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
We've identified players from each NFL team who may be trending toward the 2018 roster bubble, based on performance vs. compensation & dead cap structure. The list below shows the individual financial implications to trade or release each player based on various bonus dates some may have.
February 14, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
An offseason look at a view Buffalo Bills with contractual question marks heading into 2018, and the cap ramifications should they retire, be traded, or be released in the coming weeks.
February 5, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
As the NFL flips the switch to offseason mode, we take a look at the New England Patriots who have plenty of questions to answer this spring, including the status of a few key, aging players, contract considerations for pending free agents & extension candidates, and a few names who might be on the bubble in 2018.
January 31, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
Kirk Cousins will draw plenty of interest from plenty of teams on the open free agent market - some of which will need to make financial and roster space to acquire him. We’ll take a quick look at the top contenders, including their current financial situation, and any potential moves to be made.
January 29, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A unique look at a few different sides of the New England Patriots & Philadelphia Eagles, including a financial look at 'how they got here', 'how they're built', 'where they're going', top earners, notable free agents, extension candidates and more.
January 25, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
With the NFL offseason officially around the corner, we break down 50 prospective & potential free agents at each position group, highlighting their previous salary, projected market value, and our thoughts going forward.
January 19, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
The 2017 NFL season is down to its final four teams, including a set of rosters put together very differently both in terms of scheme and pay. We'll take a look at how the spending breakdowns for these teams as it pertains to their projected starting lineups for championship week.
January 15, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
For the first time in years, legitimate, experienced starting QBs will be hitting the open market. Toss in a few more on the cap casualty/trade block, and a half dozen more expected to go early in the draft, and the most important position in football may very well be oversaturated this spring. We take a look at who these quarterbacks are, what they're worth, and how the market might shape up.
January 1, 2018 Michael Ginnitti
A quick look at how each of the 12 NFL playoff teams have spent their cap dollars positionally, plus a look forward to 2018, including projected cap space, potential cut candidates, and notable free agents.
December 20, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
The last time a $100 million NFL contract actually amounted to $100 million was, never. We take a look at notable current multi-year QB contracts, assessing their actual value across 3 years, & their more likely total value.
November 29, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
As we head toward the finish line of the 2017 NFL regular season,12 teams appear to have question marks surrounding their quarterback position heading toward 2018. We'll take a close look at each team's QB status for 2018, including cap figures, dead cap scenarios, implications to trade or release players, and our thoughts going forward.
November 27, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
After a Week 11 benching, the Bills turned back to their efficient QB, who led them to a Week 12 victory in Kansas City. With an $18M cap figure in 2018, where does Taylor's financial future lie? We took a look...
November 16, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2017 NFL regular season now well past the half way point, we'll turn the page ahead to 2018, taking a look at players on each NFL team primed for a contract extension, or possibly headed toward a release next spring.
November 13, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Our MLB offseason preview takes a look at past and current payrolls, notable free agents, and possible contract extension & trade candidates from each of the 30 MLB teams heading toward the chaotic winter meetings.
November 7, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Options have been decided upon, Qualifying Offers have been extended, and the MLB Free Agency is officially open for business. We take a look at the top players at each position, assessing their calculated & likely market values heading into the winter.
November 5, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With 2017 MLB awards set to be announced on Monday, we'll take a look at the reported top candidates for MVP, Cy Young, & Rookie of the Year in each league, noting their current and future financial compensation & rankings.
November 2, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
A look ahead at the contract status for each notable Astros player as MLB flips the switch to the offseason.
November 1, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Generally quiet, the 2017 NFL trade deadline has already provided a few blockbuster surprises. We’ll take a deep dive into each move, noting the financial implications for each side.
October 26, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2017 NFL regular season nearly half complete, we'll take a quick look back at notable free agent signings from each team, providing a Value Level for each based on $ vs. Production.
October 23, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Tuesday will mark the start of a somewhat historic World Series matchup, as two 100+ win teams will battle for the championship. The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking their first title since 1988, while the Houston Astros will be looking for the first in franchise history. We'll take a quick look at the matchup from a positional, financial, and statistical standpoint.
October 17, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
After an offseason that saw nearly 4 Billion in free agent signings and extensions, the 2017-18 NBA regular season is upon on us. We've broken down all active payrolls, showing how each team is spending their cap dollars positionally to start the year.
October 11, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Create a 30-man roster, selecting 1 player from each NBA team, while keeping your total salary cap low for a chance to win $250 in cash prizes. This contest will run through the first half of the 2017-18 regular season (October 17, 2017 - January 7th, 2018).
October 3, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2017 MLB Playoffs upon, we'll take an in-depth look at how each postseason roster shakes out in terms of age, contract status, and current financials. This page will be updated as the postseason moves along.
September 5, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Our newest tool allows you to see how each NFL team is allocating cap dollars positionally across their current 53-man rosters.
July 18, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
An updated look at NFL players reportedly fighting for a roster spot as training camps close in, including the financial ramifications to release or trade each.
July 10, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
A quick look at the final 2017 MLB All-Star rosters for each league, including current financial numbers, career earnings to date, and contract statuses for each player.
May 15, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With the draft now behind us, the offseason conversation turns toward final 53-man rosters. We'll take a look at players who have been reported to be "on the bubble" heading toward summer workouts, including the cap ramifications to trade or release each along the way.
May 10, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With NFL rosters taking shape we'll take a snapshot look at the current contract statuses for notable QBs on every NFL team, including the costs to cut or trade them this summer, or next spring.
May 7, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
As the current NBA postseason nears a conclusion, we'll take a close look at the top stories forthcoming this offseason, including notable extension candidates, players with options, key free agents, and salary cap allocations & space for each team heading toward the summer.
April 26, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Our in-depth look at the movement of NFL draft picks after their rookie contracts expire, broken down by team and position, including the percent of players retained, relinquished and more...
April 19, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
An in-depth look at how each NFL team is spending its 2017 cap dollars across each position group heading toward the draft, including cap percentages, combined average salaries, average player ages, and more...
April 13, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With the NBA Playoffs now upon us we take a close look at how the active roster for each of the 16 postseason teams are broken down positionally. We've broken out combined cap dollars for Guards, Forwards, Centers, Starting Lineups and more.
April 2, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2017 regular season now upon us, we'll take a close look at how teams have allocated their dollars, including positional breakdowns, 25-Man rosters, offseason spending, and more.
March 9, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
The 2017 NFL league year will kickoff at 4PM EST. We'll be tracking all the signings, trades, restructures across various tools throughout the website as details become available. For now, here's a look at the best available free agents heading toward the signing period.
February 19, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2017 NFL regular season heads toward the home stretch, we've begun to collect a list of players by position who may be trending toward their current team's 2018 roster bubble, based on performance vs. compensation & dead cap structure.
February 13, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2017 league year nears we take a snapshot look at the current offseason status for each team, including projected cap space, potential cap casualties, notable free agents, extension candidates, and more.
January 6, 2017 Michael Ginnitti
Our first look at NFL players at each position who's contract status for 2017 may be in question, in terms of a player/team option, or potential trade/release/restructure candidate.
December 19, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Understanding the options, salary cap implications, and business decisions that come the Dallas Cowboys trading or releasing QB Tony Romo this offseason.
December 7, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the nuts and bolts of Tyrod Taylor's 5 year $90 million extension with the Buffalo Bills, which includes a team option this coming March.
November 29, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
The New York Mets made the first big splash of the offseason by bringing back OF Yoenis Cespedes on a whopping 4 year, $110M contract. Our look at how the numbers breakdown for the Mets and across the league.
November 10, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
While free agency and trade rumors will dominate MLB's news coverage this time of year, we'll take a quick look at how the young star hitters of the game are trending financially.
September 26, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As the regular season winds down, we take a snapshot look at how each team spent their money in 2016, including active players by position, and injury, retained, buried salaries.
September 22, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2016 MLB regular season winding down we'll take a look at our previous list of players set to hit the free agent market this winter. We've re-calculated our valuations for notable players at each position, providing calculated & likely market value average salary projections for their next contract.
September 20, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Tom Brady and the Patriots front office have worked hand in hand over the past 17 years to ensure that he's compensated well, but in a manner that provide team flexibility. We take a quick look at his career contracts highlighting some of these maneuvers along the way.
September 19, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As is the unfortunate case each year, injuries have begun to pile up early on in this NFL season. We take a look at a few of the more notable ones, highlighting each player's current contract status going forward.
September 18, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the salary cap figures for each NFL team's 53-man roster, dead money totals, and injured reserves heading into Week 2 of the 2016 season.
September 8, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
The Saints and Drew Brees agreed on a 1 year $24.25M contract extension Wednesday, keeping the 37-year-old QB in the fold thru the 2017 season. We take a look at the structure, cap impact, rankings, and future options going forward.
September 6, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at why the Ravens released and then re-signed starting running back Justin Forsett this past weekend, including updated new contract details.
September 4, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
While NFL rosters will continue to change on an hourly basis in the coming days, we'll take a snapshot look at how the first batch of 53-man rosters breaks down financially.
September 2, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As 2016 NFL final rosters begin to take shape, we take a look at the projected Week 1 depth charts at the quarterback position as has been reported.
August 31, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
NFL teams processed plenty of transactions over the course of the past 48 hours as they shuffled to trim their rosters to the mandated 75. We'll take a quick look at how these 75-man squads are built financially as we head toward final 53-man roster moves.
August 22, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
An updated look at players reported to be on their respective team's roster bubble, and the current financial ramifications should they be released or traded. Send suggestions to @spotrac.
August 12, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
The Bills have signed QB Tyrod Taylor to a reported 5 year $92 million base extension, that appears to include just 1 year of guaranteed salary at signing, and club options in the final two years of the deal.
August 5, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Now one of the most versatile and productive defensive backs in the game, Tyrann Matheui agreed to a 5 year, $62.5M extension with the Arizona Cardinals this week. We'll take a look at the structure and breakdown of the contract, including how it ranks among other deals.
July 28, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With rosters beginning to take shape for the upcoming 2016 season, we'll take a look at one player on each of the 32 NFL teams who could be a candidate for a significant contract extension in the coming months. In many cases we've including our calculated projected value for that player's next contract.
July 25, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at notable offensive players set to hit the free agent market in 2017, including calculated & likely market values as they creep closer to their next contract.
July 19, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With the August 1st trade deadline less than two weeks away, we've identified 15 players rumored to be on the trade block, including their salary remaining in 2016, and contract statuses going forward.
July 18, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at notable MLB players at each position set to hit the free agent market this winter, including projected & likely salary projections based on recent production.
July 14, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With training camps just a few weeks away, we've created a list of notable players who may be fighting for a roster spot this month, including the financial ramifications should the team release or trade the player.
July 13, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2016 MLB season now halfway in the books we'll take a moment to assess where each team's dollars are being spent, including positional breakdowns, players on the disabled list, playoff chances, best values, and more.
July 12, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at how each NFL team spent their hard earned money this offseason, broken down by Waivers, Free Agency, Draft Signings, Undrafted Free Agency, and Extensions.
July 11, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With training camps just a few weeks away the focus for many NFL teams turns away from adding to trimming down their 2016 rosters. We take a snapshot look at where each team currently stands in terms of signed players, active roster cap, accrued dead cap, and estimated 90-man cap space.
July 11, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With the unofficial first half of the MLB season now in the books, we'll take a moment to look back at which players from each position have provided the best value in terms of Production vs. Compensation, utilizing our calculated True Value Score.
July 6, 2016 Scott Allen
Dwyane Wade's contract demands and counter offers in Miami have ranged from $20M to $25M per year. We run the 34-year-old through our projection formula to assess his current market value as he nears a new contract.
July 5, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the 2016 MLB All-Star rosters financially, including an A.L. team combining for $261M in 2016 salary, and a National League squad combining for $269M.
July 5, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Kevin Durant's 2 year agreement to join the Golden State Warriors shook the sports world yesterday. We take a look at the money he's set to make in 2016, how much he left on the table by leaving Oklahoma City, and his contract scenarios for next year's free agent season.
July 3, 2016 Mike Ginnitti
Negotiations between NBA teams and Free Agents run from July 1 through July 6. We'll track all reported free agent agreements here.
July 3, 2016 Scott Allen
Ben Simmons is the first player from the 2016 NBA Draft to sign his contract.
June 29, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at Andrew Luck's historic contract extension with the Colts, including $123M in new money, $87M in potential guarantees, and $75M across the first three seasons.
June 29, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
LeBron James has officially opted-out of his player option for the 2016-17 season and has already come forward in declaring he's going nowhere. But just in case, our look at his salary options with or without the Cavaliers.
June 29, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With training camp just a month away, we'll take a look back at the quarterback movement across the league, including Extensions, Free Agent signings, Trades, Draft Picks, and Undrafted Free Agent signings.
June 27, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With July 1st just days away the discussion turns away from last week's draft and immediately to the start of the free agent season. We'll take a look at a few notable free agents from each position group, and their financial projections.
June 25, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
The 1st round of the 2016 NHL Draft from Buffalo, NY included 12 young stars from the United States - the most ever. Our look at all the picks by position, country, former team and more...
June 23, 2016 Scott Allen
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June 23, 2016 Scott Allen
Sixers have stated they will be selecting Ben Simmons with the 1st Overall. A look at Simmons' entry level financials and other first overalls since 2000
June 22, 2016 Scott Allen
Derrick Rose, Holiday are headed to New York in exchange for Lopez, Calderon and Grant
June 22, 2016 Scott Allen
In a three-team trade leading up to the 2016 NBA Draft Atlanta picks up the 12th overall pick while Jeff Teague and George Hill will have new teams next season.
June 21, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With the offseason now here, teams will quickly shift focus to the upcoming July 1st free agency period. With option decision to be made, and a salary cap set to rise to $94M, plenty of money will be in motion in the next few weeks. Our look at each team's financial breakdown...
June 17, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
The Carolina Panthers solidified Cam Newton's blindside through the 2019 season by awarding left tackle Michael Oher with a 3 year $21.6M extension.
June 15, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
With the deadline to sign franchise tagged players to a long-term extension just one month away, our look at where each player stands.
June 15, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Following his return from suspension, the Colorado Rockies have designated SS Jose Reyes for assignment, with a whopping $41M+ left to be paid.
June 13, 2016 Scott Allen
An already loaded 2016 NBA Free Agent class could become even more crowded with plenty of elite, notable players carrying options into the offseason. We're tracking all player, club, and mutual options along with the financial breakdowns here.
April 25, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
While many NFL contracts look absurd on paper, the real truth behind them lies in the "fully guaranteed money". The following table shows the combined total of base salaries or roster bonuses that are already fully guaranteed right now for each NFL team broken down across the next 3 seasons.
April 21, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As 2016 NFL rosters begin to take shape, we take a look at projected starters who are set to enter a contract year for the upcoming season.
April 12, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
It's never too early to look ahead. We take a look at the current and prospective guaranteed salaries & bonuses for players in the 2017 season in comparison to their team's respective salary cap outlook.
April 3, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Breaking down the opening day financials for each of the 30 MLB teams heading into the 2016 season, including positional spending, starting rotation salaries, offseason spending, and more.
February 15, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2016 free agency season nears, our look at a move or two that each NFL team might consider in the coming weeks.
February 1, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Breaking down the Broncos & Panthers financially in terms of Starting Lineups, Positional Spending, Player Comparisons, and pending Free Agents.
January 27, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As the offseason comes closer to focus, we've taken the measures to track down as many specific dates and figures pertaining to guaranteed salaries and bonuses that are soon to come to terms.
January 14, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing the financial health of each NFL team heading toward the new league year, including estimated cap space, and the percent of cap $ allocated to projected starters. We've also highlighted notable free agents and team needs for each team. This report will update automatically as transactions process.
January 1, 2016 Michael Ginnitti
As the calendar flips to 2016, we'll take an early look ahead to next year rosters, identifying a list of players who are rumored to be on the "roster bubble". Our piece includes all financial implications for trading or releasing these players heading into the new league year.
December 8, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While the sample size is tiny, the Bills may finally have an answer to their 20-year search for a starting QB. We'll calculate the current market value of Tyrod Taylor through his first 10 games in Buffalo, comparing his Passing/Rushing statistics to QBs of similar age & production who have recently signed deals.
November 27, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
An up and down 4 years appears to be ending on a high note for Doug Martin, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the 2015 campaign. We'll assess his current market value as he heads toward a new deal.
November 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
It's been a rollercoaster ride in Washington through 3+ seasons, but Kirk Cousins is slowly beginning to show that he's worth a second contract. We'll assess the 27 year old's current market value as he nears free agency, based on his 2015 production, projected out to 16 games.
November 14, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
A snapshot financial breakdown of the 2016 1st Basemen, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more.
November 12, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
A snapshot financial breakdown of the 2016 starting pitchers, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more.
October 16, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals head into the ALCS with 25-Man payrolls just $1.5M apart. Our look salaries, and contract statuses for the starters and reserves.
October 10, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Just 26 years old, Matt Harvey finds himself amidst one of the best young pitching rotations in all of baseball. With one more year of arbitration remaining with the Mets, the push for a long-term contract has already begun. We'll assess Harvey's current market value as he nears his first big pay day.
October 9, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The NLDS 25-Man roster payrolls range from $85M, to $184M. We breakdown the financials for each NLDS 25-Man roster, noting Game 1 starters, upcoming free agents, 2016 player contract statuses, and more.
October 7, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Pittsburgh Pirates starting 9 accounts for just $26M in 2015 payroll; $12M less than the Cubs starters, and $77.8M less than the Yankees put on the field against the Astros last night. Our complete financial breakdown for tonight's game:
October 6, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
It should be no secret that the Yankees and Astros are built very different in terms of experience and finances. We take a look at the selected rosters for the 1-game series, comparing the payroll for each.
September 25, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He's under contract through 2019, but with $6M in guaranteed money remaining, it might soon be time for the Patriots to re-address Rob Gronkowski's deal. We assess his current value here.
September 14, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He's been the talk of the league since being acquired by the Mets at the deadline, and with an expiring contract his timing couldn't be better. We take a look at the recent statistical production of Yoenis Cespedes, producing a valuation to project his next contract.
September 6, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With preliminary 53-man rosters now in place (for a second or two), we've developed an interactive, real-time look at how each team is currently allocating their cap dollars positionally.
September 1, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He's no longer the starting QB in Washington, and my not be a member of the team much longer as well , but the book on Robert Griffin III's career isn't likely closed yet. We'll assess his statistical production over the past two seasons to determine what his value would be, had he been in line for an extension.
August 31, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The 92nd highest average paid starting pitcher in MLB capped a dominant 2015 season thus far with a no-hitter against the Dodgers Sunday night. While arbitration-eligible through 2017, we'll assess the current market value of Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.
August 24, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
A look at notable NFL players rumored to be on the 53-man "roster bubble", including their current cap hit, and the savings to the team should they trade or release the player.
August 24, 2015 Scott Allen
Tristan Thompson pulled the plug on a recent 5 year $80M offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, looking to be paid "more like his peers". We'll assess the current mathematical value for Thompson as the summer winds down.
August 20, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The "secret weapon" of the Bengals defense is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2015. Our look at the current value of strong safety George Iloka, projecting his forthcoming extension.
August 19, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While off-the-field issues and injury concerns have surrounded Marcell Dareus through his first 4 seasons in Buffalo, there's no denying his elite skillset. Now entering a contract year with the Bills, we'll assess Dareus' current value, forecasting what an extension should look like in the coming months.
August 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
He can run, he can catch, and he's been the cornerstone of the Chicago Bears offense over the past 4 seasons. With an expiring contract in 2015, our unique assessment of Matt Forte's current financial value.
August 13, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The next duo of former first round drafted wide receivers inline for major paydays are now Julio Jones (ATL) and A.J. Green (CIN). We'll assess the current value of Green over the past two seasons, forecasting the extension he may be putting pen to paper for in a few weeks.
August 13, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With WRs paygrades increasing by the week around the NFL, it's likely time for another to address his contract in the coming weeks. Antonio Brown is currently the 14th highest AAV WR in the NFL, and carries no guaranteed money over the final 3 years of his deal. We'll assess his current value heading into 2015.
August 12, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With extensions for Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas now in the books, the focus quickly turns to Falcons' top wide receiver Julio Jones, whose set to play out a $10.176M 5th year option in 2015. We'll assess his current value, mathematically calculating what his extension might look like.
August 10, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Seahawks have been plenty busy this offseason, but Kam Chancellor's holdout remains a lingering issue heading toward the preseason. We'll assess Chancellor's current value should the two sides agree that a new deal is warranted.
July 30, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As teams kickoff camp, and the 2015 regular season nears, we'll take an updated look at projected starting lineups for each of the 32 NFL teams, financially; showinghow teams are set to spend on their offense, defense, and special teams starter, while also breaking down each lineup individually.
July 26, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
One of the best kept secrets in the league the past three seasons, Buccaneers OLB Lavonte David is set to enter a contract year in 2015. We'll assess his current value, projecting what an upcoming extension might look like for the 25 year old.
July 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Eli Manning's 6 year $97.5M contract with the Giants is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll take a look at the recent production of the 11 year QB, assessing his value as he heads toward his next payday.
July 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With $151.3M allocated to their 2016 salary cap already, the Jets may have trouble keeping some of their key players in house soon. We'll assess the current value of one, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, heading into a contract year.
July 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Seahawks have plenty of contracts set to expire after 2015, including starting OT Russell Okung. We'll assess his current value as he seeks a new deal for the upcoming season.
July 19, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The young, talented Colts are almost to their breaking point financially, with much of their core due for sophomore contracts in the coming year. We'll assess WR T.Y. Hilton's value, likely the first of the group to garner a new deal.
July 19, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With QB Cam Newton now under contract, the next Panthers player in line should be ILB Luke Kuechly. At just 24 years old, the captain of the defense has a long and bright future in Carolina. We'll project his current value to forecast a possible upcoming extension.
July 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Steelers wasted no time in locking down one of their own Thursday, signing DE Cameron Heyward to a 6 year $59.2 million extension. We'll take a reverse approach to our general forecasting process, plugging Heyward into our formula to see how the new contract fairs in terms of calculated value.
July 13, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The St. Louis Rams are in talks to extend newly acquired QB Nick Foles, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll assess his current value, projecting the new money he might see in his next deal.
July 9, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at 5 players at each NFL position who out-produced their paycheck in 2014, and their financial status for the 2015 season and beyond.
July 4, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With the July 15th deadline to extend franchise tagged players looming, a deal between Dez Bryant and the Cowboys appears imminent. We'll calculate the current value of Bryant, forecasting what the extension might look like.
July 3, 2015 Scott Allen
Tracking the 2015 NBA Free Agents through the moratorium and their agreed upon details with teams.
June 18, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
It's never too early to look ahead. Our look at notable players from each NFL position whose contract is set to expire after the 2015 season.
June 17, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While much of the talk surrounding Russell Wilson's extension have subsided for now, those regarding ILB Bobby Wagner have heated back up. Wagner has made it clear that he's seeking $10M per year for his new contract. We'll assess his value at this time.
June 9, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
The Broncos saw plenty of their players earn major paydays elsewhere this offseason, but may be on the verge of keeping one of their own for the future. We'll project the current value of WR Demaryius Thomas, forecasting his possible extension.
June 8, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With Cam Newton's major extension now in the books, the focus shifts to Russell Wilson, whose 4 year $2.9M rookie contract with the Seahawks is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll assess the value of the 26 year old, projecting the annual average and guaranteed money that could come with his next contract.
June 2, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With Cam Newton's extension all but done in Carolina, the focus will soon shift to Colts QB Andrew Luck, whose done nothing but carry Indy into 3 straight playoff appearances. We'll assess his current value, projecting the type of new money he might be looking at soon.
June 1, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As reports grow that the Panthers are nearing a deal to extend their franchise QB Cam Newton, we'll take a look at his current value, showing why this deal should eclipse the $100 million mark.
May 11, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As offseason rosters begin to take shape, we'll keep track of players who are rumored to be on the bubble over the next few months, making note of the financial implications to release, trade, or restructure them.
April 27, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2015 NFL draft now less than a week away, we've taken a detailed look at the past decade of 1st round selections, walking down the financial paths of each player to formulate an analysis of how each position has faired.
April 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
While his destination for the future is unclear, Philip Rivers is entering the final year of his 6 year contract with the Chargers in 2015. We'll assess his current value, forecasting what his next deal might look like.
April 15, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing how each playoff team spent their cap dollars in 2014-15, and a look ahead to the 2015-16 season, including future payrolls and free agents.
April 5, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With opening day upon us, we'll take a close look at the payrolls for each of the 30 MLB teams heading into the 2015 season, including positional breakdowns, top-paid players, and more.
March 31, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As the young, talented Seahawks continue to grow up, so must their paychecks. Next on their list appears to be ILB Bobby Wagner whose 4 year $4.3M rookie contract is set to expire after the upcoming season. We'll assess his current value, projecting what his extension should look like going forward.
March 24, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Now two weeks old, we'll break down the team spending this free agent season, including guaranteed money, cap dollars, and remaining space.
March 15, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
With the initial rush of NFL free agency beginning to calm down, we'll take a quick look back at the week that was. While plenty of signings were filed, it may have been trades that will be most remembered from a wild Tuesday. Our breakdowns and thoughts by team...
March 7, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Just days away from the official open of the 2015 NFL free agent season, we'll assess the current value of all notable players, projecting the contract they may sign in the coming days.
February 23, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
An updated look at the projected cap space for each NFL team when incorporating official rollover/adjustments from 2014, estimated draft pools, and current 2015 rosters.
February 1, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
Our look at the projected cap space for each NFL team when incorporating rollover from 2014, estimated draft pools, and current 2015 rosters.
January 12, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
As the offseason comes closer to focus, we've taken the measures to track down as many specific dates and figures pertaining to guaranteed salaries and bonuses that are soon to come to terms.
January 5, 2015 Michael Ginnitti
An early look at notable NFL players who may be looking at an extension, paycut, trade, or release and the financial implications to do so.
December 29, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Chiefs LB/DE Justin Houston capped off his rookie contract with a historic 22 sacks to go along with 60 tackles. We'll analyze his production against the best pass rushers in the game to project his next contract.
December 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
In less than two weeks Russell Wilson will be eligible for a well-deserved contract extension. We'll re-analyze the Seahawks QB, projecting his value going forward.
December 14, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look a the projected starting QBs for each NFL team in 2015, including their salary cap figures, and the dead cap associated with releasing or trading the player.
December 5, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Financially assessing the quarterback situation of all 32 NFL teams as they currently stand, and going forward.
November 15, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A snapshot look at each NFL team's 53-man roster, Reserve/Injured list, and Week 11 starting lineups, financially speaking.
October 31, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
On the eve of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, we'll take a look across the team rosters financially, noting the total payrolls, top-paid players, fun facts, and even a view "best value" predictions.
October 29, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
The Major League Baseball world got their wish last night, as a Royals victory means a Game 7 to settle it all tonight in Kansas City. We'll highlight the starting lineups, pitching matchups, and rosters financially heading into the final game of the 2014 season
October 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
While neither of the Thomas' will be signing a new contract through the 2014 seasons, both will need one come Februrary. We've assessed the current value of Broncos TE Julius Thomas, calculating figures for his next contract.
October 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With talks tabled until the offseason, we've assessed the value of Broncos' WR Demaryius Thomas, projecting out his 2014 numbers to forecast his next contract.
October 15, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts has shown a steady increase in production since 2012. Now playing out the final year of his rookie contract, we assess his current value heading toward free agency.
October 9, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's improved every year, and is leading the league in all major quarterback categories to start the 2014 campaign. Now the time is approaching for the Colts to lock in Andrew Luck for the long term future. We assess his current value to forecast the contract.
October 7, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
In just 2 seasons, Russell Wilson has become the leader of his team, the toast of his town, and a Super Bowl champion. All he needs now is a nice big contract to cap off the early winnings. We project his current value and forecast an extension for the Seahawks' QB.
October 2, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
DeMarco Murray has been a one-man show for the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys to start the 2014 season, earning NFC Offensive Player of the Month to start the final year of his rookie contract. We'll project his value, and forecast a new deal for the 26 year old.
October 1, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Now a quarter through the 2014 NFL season, we present the first edition of our True Value Rankings, including a listing of all 32 teams, the All-Value team, and the Worst-Value team through the first four weeks.
September 8, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2014 NFL season gets underway the Panthers appear poised to move forward with Cam Newton and his rookie contract. But recent restructures may be a sign that a long-term extension is on the horizon. We'll analyze Newton's current value to forecast what could be.
September 4, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
50 Financial Facts you might not know about NFL teams, players, & positions as the 2014 season kicks off.
August 26, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
We'll provide a realtime look at the current Reserve/Injured list as we have it populated, also showing the financial hit teams are dealing with for these players.
August 22, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With two preseason weeks in the books NFL roster cuts are beginning to pour in to the the transaction wire. We'll take a look at our original post from July, outlining those notable players on the "roster bubble", including the financial cap implication to cut them loose this preseason.
August 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
As rosters begin to tighten up so do both the salary cap and cash payrolls within NFL organizations. We'll take a quick look at how each team look in terms of their average 2014 cap hit, their total cash spending for 2014, and the player who ranks highest in both cases.
August 11, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With 45 games remaining in the 2014 seasons we'll take a snapshot look at each of the active MLB starting rotations, bullpens, and closers, comparing their financial value to on-field production.
July 25, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Reportedly holding out from training camp in hopes of a new deal, we'll assess the current contract & value of Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch going forward.
July 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Reportedly holding out of training camp, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is inline for a long-term extension heading into 2014. We'll evaluate him both in the rushing & passing games to assess how much he's currently worth going forward.
July 21, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With NFL training camps underway, we'll generate our annual list of reported Roster Bubble Players, showing the salary cap implications should they be released from their respective team.
July 15, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
The 85th edition of the MLB All-Star game features a mixed bag of youth and veteran talents. We’ll take a look at the final rosters, including their 2014 compensation, and their estimated total career earnings to date.
July 8, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With the verdict now in, the focus turns to extending Saints TE Jimmy Graham to a long-term contract. We'll assess his value both as a tight end and as a wide receiver to project the deal going forward.
July 1, 2014 Scott Allen
Tracking the 2014 NBA Free Agents through the moratorium and their agreed upon details with teams.
June 24, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
As the NBA Draft & Free Agent season approaches, we'll take a look at the practical and actual team salary cap breakdowns, including rookie pools, cap holds, and estimated space.
June 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's been a quarterback's nightmare on the Lions' defensive line for 4 seasons, and now with the highest cap figure in the NFL, and an expiring contract - Ndamukong Suh is on the verge of a new deal. We'll forecast the best value for his extension here.
June 13, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at a player from every NFL roster who may be considered on the roster bubble or a cap casualty over the next few months, and the team cap savings associated with the move.
June 11, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Assessing recent NFL extensions/free agent signings to breakdown the upfront guaranteed dollars in comparison to the maximum available (reported) guaranteed figures.
June 4, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's been grossly underpaid since 2011, averaging just $3.15 million per year, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson is now entering a contract year in Green Bay. We'll assess his current value to forecast an extension going forward.
June 3, 2014 Scott Allen
With the Pacers out of the playoffs, talk has turned to where Lance Stephenson will play next season and how much a team is willing to pay for his production (and potentially his on-the-court antics). We've forecasted what Stephenson could potentially see as his next deal. You might be surprised by the findings...
May 29, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
49ers TE Vernon Davis was abset from practice thus far, and reports are circulating now that the reason is contract-related. We'll analyze the 8-year veteran's recent production to forecast what might be in store going forward.
May 26, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With an opt-out clause likely in play after 2014, running back CJ Spiller is likely heading into a contract year with the Buffalo Bills. We analyze both his rushing & receiving production against a variable set of backs to project his value going forward.
May 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
The next order of business in Dallas just might be the long-term signing of their breakout WR Dez Bryant, whose 5 year $11.81M rookie contract expires after 2014. We'll re-forecast him in our latest projection.
May 23, 2014 Scott Allen
Pitchers are dropping like flies, big name players are out for the season and the disabled list is getting longer with each passing day. A financial look at who, why, and how much money is sitting on the disabled list/out for the season.
May 21, 2014 Scott Allen
With a 1.7% the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 draft and multiple teams have two or three picks in the first round alone. A look into what first round picks could sign for and how much each team could expect to spend on this years rookies over the next two years.
May 20, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
One more look back to the 2013 season, assessing the Best Value Players, Rookies, Free Agent Signings, and Overall Teams based on our True Value Statistical Rating.
May 13, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson might be the next man in line for a long-term extension - a deal he believes should be larger than Richard Sherman's. We'll provide a comparitive value prediction for the 23 year old, forecasting his next contract in Arizona.
May 8, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With the NFL Draft just days away we'll take a look at the projected contract breakdowns for each of the selections, and the estimated rookie cap allocations tied to each team.
May 7, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
It's been a bumpy road for QB Alex Smith since his #1 overall selection in the 2005 draft, but a "breakout", Pro Bowl year in Kansas City last season has the veteran on the cusp of a long-term extension for the first time in his career.
May 4, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the facts and figures for the 21 our of 32 1st round draft picks from 2011 who had their 5th year options exercised for 2015.
April 28, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the cold hard cash being spent by teams as of now for the 2014 season, including Top Earning Players, Dollars by Team, & Dollars by Position.
April 27, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the earliest signing ages for big money extensions across the four major American sports.
April 7, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
We're 1 month, $2 billion, and 274 contracts into the 2014 NFL Free Agency Season, a reasonable time to begin breaking down the figures by Team Spending, Positional Spending, and guaranteed dollars. This and more:
April 1, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Rotations have been set lineups have been filled, and we've compiled team payrolls and players salaries for the 2014 season. The following contains a breakdown of how each team is currently comprised financially heading into opening day.
March 31, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
His release from the Eagles last week opened many eyes across the league. Now DeSean Jackson is the most coveted free agent weapon left on the market. We'll assess a value prediction for what his next contract might look like.
March 20, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
One of the bigger question marks heading into the 2014 NFL League year is the long-term fate of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the season. We'll assess Dalton's value for a contract extension this offseason.
March 19, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
An in-depth look at how each NFL team is spending their 2014 cap dollars positionally, including total dollars, percent of cap space, the average player cap hit, and much more.
March 11, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Our team-building tool includes an in-depth, real-time look at the categorical spending of each team throughout the offseason, including the current Waiver Period, Free Agent Season, Draft Signings, and Undrafted Free Agent deals.
February 28, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
An early look at the 2014 New York Yankees starting lineup, active roster, and positional spending figures heading into the new season.
February 24, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Spring training games will commence this weekend, meaning baseball is back. We've put together an early preview at each MLB team's Offseason Spending, Key Adds/Losses, and projected 2014 payroll.
February 24, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2013 NFL season officially wrapped up, we'll take our first look at how each team ended up in terms of salary cap space (estimated as always), and project 2014 cap space as it currently stands.
February 18, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
Some 10 months removed from our original forecast, it appears Broncos WR Eric Decker will test the free agent market. Here's an updated projection for the soon-to-be highly coveted receiver.
February 17, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
At just 22 year of age, has already forced the hand of the Los Angeles Angels. Our MLB Premium team projects the numbers for the long-term extension already being discussed.
February 14, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Bucks in the 3rd spot, while the Thunder's weekly rise has come to an end.
February 13, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
A brand new Cleveland Browns front office now must turn its attention to locking down Joe Haden for the long-term. Our premium team projects an extenions for the Pro Bowl cornerback.
February 7, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Thunder slowly moving up the rankings while the Sixers and Lakers are back in the top 3, and the Knicks are back towards the bottom with high paid, low performing players back in the line up.
January 31, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Phoenix Suns remaining #1 while the Denver Nuggets have jumped into 2nd, and the Knicks find themselves in the upper half of the rankings.
January 26, 2014 Scott Allen
With the recent negotiation rumors between the Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo, we decided to take a look at what Rondo could be worth after next season. How does he compare to other point guards and is he worth a maximum extension?
January 24, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Phoenix Suns still at the top and the San Antonio Spurs find themselves rising to #2. The Toronto Raptors have also cracked the top 10.
January 23, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's labeled himself the best cornerback in the game, and few are quick to argue. And after Super Bowl XLVIII, the focus for Richard Sherman will be a new contract as the two-time All-Pro will enter the final year of his rookie deal in Seattle. We forecast his new payday:
January 20, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's led the 49ers to back-to-back NFC Championship games, and nearly a Super Bowl victory last season, and now with three NFL seasons under his belt QB Colin Kaepernick is eligible for a contract extension in San Francisco. We forecast his new deal:
January 18, 2014 Scott Allen
Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Magic in the top 5 and the Pelicans cracking the top 10, while Miami and Minnesota finds themselves falling to towards the bottom of the rankings.
January 14, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
He's been a dominating force for an inconsistent Houston Texans team the past three seasons, and his rookie contract is set to expire after 2014. We'll project the true value of defensive end J.J. Watt, and forecast his possible contract extension.
January 10, 2014 Scott Allen
The Spurs and Jazz cracked the top 10, while teams such as the Nets, Knicks, and Bulls continue to find themselves at the bottom and overpaid for their production.
January 5, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree rode plenty of momentum into the 2013 season, before a torn ACL kept him out of 11 games. His rookie contract expires after 2014 leaving many to wonder what's next? Our thoughts:
January 3, 2014 Michael Ginnitti
With QB Jay Cutler now locked up through 2020, the Bears next offensive focus might be extending Brandon Marshall for the foreseeable future. We'll run the nearly 30 year old wideout through our forecast formula to predict his next deal.
January 3, 2014 Scott Allen
Phoenix finds themselves still at the top as the Bobcats and Cavaliers rose substantially. While the Nets, Knicks and Bulls remain at the bottom proving their are truly being overpaid for their performance.
December 30, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Once again the focus of the Buffalo Bills offseason will be the expiring contract of Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd, who played 11 games of the 2013 season under a $6.9 million franchise tag. We'll re-evaluate Byrd using 2013 numbers to provide a new forecast going forward.
December 26, 2013 Scott Allen
The Suns find themselves on top in Week 8, while the Trail Blazers had a bounce-back week and the Pacers find themselves at the bottom. This and more...
December 20, 2013 Scott Allen
The injured Los Angeles Lakers fell from the top in Week 7, making room for the Philadelphia 76ers. While the Portland Trailblazers (22-5) find themselves the worst value team in the NBA. This and more in our latest rankings.
December 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Rams not only shook up the playoff picture with their win over the Saints, but they jumped into the Top 10 of this weeks' Team Value Rankings. This and more...
December 13, 2013 Scott Allen
The Lakers find themselves at the top of our Week 6 Value Power Rankings. Also, the Rockets and Heat continue to produce above their respective pay, while the Clippers and Bulls remain towards the bottom.
December 12, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our latest rankings compare the rate 2013 quarterbacks are scoring both in terms of passing and rushing attempts, to the cost in cap dollars per attempt.
December 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
While the Broncos extended their lead, the Panthers, Patriots, and Seahawks all moved backwards in Week 14. Are the Chicago Bears for real? This and more in our latest rankings
December 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Thanksgiving was good to the Lions this year, as Detroit storms into our Top 5. Did Denver do enough to hold off the streaking Carolina Panthers? This and more in our Week 13 team value rankings...
November 27, 2013 Scott Allen
With the continued dominance of the Pacers, Spurs and Trail Blazers, are they playing to their current team value? Also, there is a new team atop of the rankings. Who do you think it is?
November 26, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Patriots & Broncos lived up to the hype in Week 12, while the Saints, and Panthers dug out big victories. But wins and losses don't always translate to value. See how the latest rankings shook out...
November 20, 2013 Scott Allen
The Spurs, Pacers and Trail Blazers have jumped out of the gate at a fast pace. But which team currently leads the NBA in total value?
November 20, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Broncos, Panthers, and Saints have all established themselves at the top of the NFL standings through 11 weeks. But which team currently leads the NFL in total value?
November 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's got 11,603 yards, and 79 touchdowns through 41 games in his young career - but with just 19 wins, the measure on where Carolina Panthers' QB Cam Newton stands in terms of status is tough to gauge. We'll use a unique evaluation process to predict the next contract for the 24 year old.
November 17, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's been under-the-radar at times in his 2+ NFL seasons, but Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has shown consistently increased production since 2011. Now with Peyton Manning under center, the sky is the limit for physically gifted wideout. With his rookie deal set to expire after 2014, we'll forecast the next contract for Thomas.
November 14, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The long-time Jacksonville Jaguars running back hasn't found many wins in his 8 year career, but his statistical production, and durability has been strong. Now playing out the final year of his 5 year $31.1 million contract, we'll assess and forecast what might be next for Maurice Jones-Drew.
November 7, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's being considered the top free agent starting pitcher on the market, but does his baseball resume translate to a maximum contract? Our premium team provides a contract forecast for Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana.
November 5, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Carolina Panthers sit atop our rankings once again, while big moves forward from the Eagles & Jets were countered by big moves back from the Patriots, Bills, Browns, and Colts. View the Week 9 Rankings:
November 2, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
216 players have been placed on the Reserve/Injured through 8 weeks of the 2013 NFL season. We'll breakdown this list by team, position, salary cap figure, and more.
October 30, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Week 8 power rankings have a few changes to the top of the list, including the top spot, and a few surprises now cracking the Top 10.
October 28, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
While the 2014 NFL Free Agent list doesn't exactly jump off the page, a quick scan finds plenty of above average players playing out final years in their current contracts down the stretch of this season.
October 24, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Brian McCann might be as surprised as the rest of us to hear the reports swirling about a new deal that could reach $100 million this offseason. We'll run him through our prediction formula to assess just where his true value might look like in terms of a contract forecase.
October 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac Premium assessed every starting player on every team in terms of true value to produce a real-time NFL Team Value Power Rankings. You'll find plenty of surprises at the top and bottom of this list.
October 19, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
An in-depth look into more than 10 years of NFL fines, providing trends, totals, rankings, and more. See which players have donated the most to charity, which types of fines have been most handed out, and some interesting facts to go along the way.
October 17, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With 1/3 of the 2013 NFL season complete we'll take a look at the Best Value Offensive Starting Lineup in the NFL in terms of our True Value Statistic and hopefully a little bit of common sense.
October 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With an expiring contract in 2013, and a rejuvenated Bears offense translating to wins thus far, the outlook for a Jay Cutler contract extension is likely. We'll run him through our forecast formula to assess how his potential deal may pan out.
October 8, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
We utilize our recently unveiled True Value Statistic to assess and rank offenses around the NFL by player and position to determine where the value in the league currently exists. Some of the results might surprise you.
October 1, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Through four weeks of the NFL season now, it should come as no surprise that quarterback play across the league is the main focus. We'll evaluate statistical production combined with 2013 salary cap figures to calculate each starting QBs current True Value Statistic.
September 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
UPDATED: Off to a hot start in 2013, and rumored to be in negotiations with the Saints, our premium team re-evaluates Jimmy Graham's value, including 2013 stat projections to project a new contract.
September 22, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With 2013 roster sorted out (for the most part) it's a good time to assess just how much damage each team has done in terms of dead money against their salary cap. We'll explain what this means, and provide current rankings:
September 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Josh Freeman was one of the "players to watch" heading into the final year of his 5 year $26 million contract. But the wheels are falling off quickly in Tampa Bay and their quarterback finds himself at the root of the problem. We'll forecast the contract that might never be for Freeman going forward:
September 15, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
It's never too early to point out a great value. On the verge of Week 2, we'll take a look at which players from each major statistical position are standout financial values in terms of production thus far.
September 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A quick glance at ESPN's 1st Edition of NFL Power Rankings in comparison to each team's current cap spendings. Additionally we break down the Seattle Seahawks, who stand at #1, to detail how they're built financially.
August 29, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Panthers have worked hard to turn around their salary cap situation in the past year, and are wasting no time in using their space with reports of an extension coming for their breakout defensive end Greg Hardy. We recently sent Hardy's 2011-12 seasons through our forecast formula to predict numbers for his new deal.
August 25, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Bills, Dolphins, Jets, and Patriots all had offseason unique to their own. Off-field situations aside, we'll take a thorough look at how each team changed this summer, through signings, the draft, and more.
August 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A look at running backs statistically and financially as the NFL preseason and drafts get into full swing. Which running back will you get what you pay for and which is the best valued running back?
August 5, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
14 players will receive formal suspensions from MLB for their connection to the Biogenesis investigation and the use of performing enhanced drugs. Here's a look at who they are, and the financial implications.
August 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Linebackers have been the focal point of team building for the past few years. We break down the value of the today's top linebackers statistically and financially.
July 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The "Summer of the Quarterback" may have found its end with the completion of Matt Ryan's 6 year deal in Atlanta. We'll analyze the 6 high-profile QBs who were extended in 2013, and breakdown the nuts and bolts of each deal.
July 28, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A real-time list of the 2013 NFL Active/PUP List. Who is on it and how much are they worth this season?
July 24, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Some NBA teams are now under the constraints of a hard cap for the 2013-2014 season. See who and why this has happened.
July 22, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With NFL training camps only days away the time has come to assess players on their respective roster's bubble. We'll analyze each teams potential cuts, and the cost to do so.
July 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's not a household name when it comes to major defensive players in the league - but Packers safety Morgan Burnett has quietly and productively outplayed his rookie contract. Our premium team forecasts an extension for the defensive back.
July 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Raul Ibanez is 16 years older than Domonic Brown. But both have 20+ HRs thus far in 2013. A financial look at the home run leaders through 85 games in comparison to team, age, salary, and contract status.
July 1, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With the 2013 NBA Draft in the books, the team's focus turns to offseason signings, including their new drafted rookies. The following report projects the total compensation for each of the NBA's 2013 1st Round Picks, and breaks down a few facts surrounding them.
June 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A quick look at the top paid players, best value players, and teams that spend the most by position in 2013.
June 6, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A deep run into the 2012-13 postseason, & 12 more years of Sidney Crosby may only be the tip of the iceberg in Pittsburgh, with 4 major contracts set to expire in the next 12 months. We forecast a new deal for Malkin, and its impact on the Penguins.
June 3, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Much of the buzz surrounding Dwight Howard and free agency leads him to the Houston Rockets in 2013-14. We've broken down a year by year assessment of what the new deal should look like, and its impact to the Rockets financially.
May 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
They may have the 26th highest payroll for 2013, but for the first time since 1999 the Pirates are going into June well over .500, and firmly in 2nd place in NL Central. But the financial makeup of these Pirates may surprise you:
May 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A big 2012 and an expiring contract in 2013 makes Eric Decker a question mark with a growing price tag. Will the breakout WR end up too expensive to keep long-term on a talented Broncos roster? Our forecast indicates he might:
May 30, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The beginning of the 2013 NFL season means, in most cases, the end of the 2010 draft pick's rookie contract. We analyze which players have signed extension, and which of the remaining players should.
May 24, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Dolphins made major splashes both in free agency and in the draft this offseason, but their next order of business should be locking in their safety Reshad Jones long-term. We predict the numbers here.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our first installment of "Legend Forecast" brings us to Ken Griffey Jr. who signed a 9 yr/$112.5M contract with the Reds in 2000. We compare him leading up to that deal with the currently active top-paid/top-producing outfielders to forecast what might have been.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He may be nearly 34 years old, but San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith is still producing at a high-level. His 6 year $45 million deal is set to expire after the 2013 season, and our premium team predicts what may be next financially for the 13-year veteran.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Fresh off a $2.5 million restricted offer-sheet battle this free agent season, Emmanuel Sanders may be the next receiver to cash in on a long-term extension. We'll see how he stacks up with other mid-level receivers who recently signed.
May 23, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
One of the major components in the Cincinnati Bengals climb to winning form has been the under-the-radar performance of DT Geno Atkins. Entering a contract year in 2013, we'll compare him statistically and financially to forecast a potential extension.
May 15, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Victor Cruz contract saga continues to drag on - now apparently 3-4M per year apart in talks. We re-evaluate our forecast to include updated variables, and 2012 statistics to determine just how much he's worth.
May 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The costly-injured NY Yankees have yet another major obstacle slowing creeping there way, as their All-Star 2nd Baseman Robinson Cano's contract is set to expire after the 2013 season. Our premium team takes a new approach to forecast a value for his new deal.
May 9, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With recent deals to the likes of Verlander, Hamels, and King Felix, the next in line for a major contract is likely Dodgers young ace Clayton Kershaw. Our premium team predicts the terms for his new, possibly historic, deal.
May 6, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The likely next order of business in Buffalo surrounds the extension of young and talented safety Jairus Byrd, who is set to enter 2013 on a $6.9M franchise tag. Our premium team projects a new deal for Byrd.
April 26, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team calculates the projected contracts (total value, signing bonus, and 2013 cap figure) for each draft pick as they're selected.
April 21, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The Jets are on the verge of sending CB Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers - a move that is rumored to bring with it a $14M+ average annual new contract. Our premium team forecasts if this number holds up when breaking down his numbers.
April 18, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
He's become one of the most dominate tight ends in football, but the Saints Jimmy Graham wants to be paid like a wide receiver. Our premium team unlocks just how much he's worth.
April 16, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
His QB is newly extended, and the offensive weapons around him are on the decline. Offering Dez Bryant a long-term extension prior to a potential huge 2013 seems financially smart. Our Prediction for the new deal:
April 16, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
While much of the Giants talk focuses on the long-term status of Victor Cruz, the other receiver in town also has a contract expiring after 2013. Spotrac Premium forecasts the next contract for Hakeem Nicks.
April 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
The drop in value for running backs may reach a new low as reports state no RB will be taken in the 1st Round this draft. We break down the last 5 drafts of running backs to analyze their value.
April 10, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team took a look at the highest paid player for each major sport last season, expanded a list of money earned per major statistic, and compared that player to the arguable "best value" player of the year for that sport.
April 8, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With extension to Joe Flacco & Tony Romo under wraps and a monster-deal for Aaron Rodgers on the way, Matt Ryan appears poised to be next in line for a big pay day with the Falcons.
April 1, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Which teams have the most top paid players? A look at the Top 60 highest paid players and which teams those players play for.
March 28, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With the recent long-term signing of QB Joe Flacco, the Packers appear set to extend their franchise QB. Our premium team compares & predicts the financials:
March 25, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team takes a look at Notable Releases, Signings, How the Cardinals are currently built, and where the stand in cap space heading into April’s draft.
March 14, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Track in real-time the total money each team is spending this free agent season as figures become available to us.
March 11, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With the recent signing of Dwayne Bowe, and the eerily quiet Greg Jennings camp, Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has quickly become the top focus for the March 12th free agent period set to begin.
February 13, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
Recent reports stating that Percy Harvin has demanded a trade or maximum extension (i.e. Calvin Johnson) in Minnesota. Our NFL team puts Harvin through the test to assess his true value, and formulate a reasonable prediction for the talented WR.
January 31, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
With a unique set of quarterbacks set to take the big stage in Super Bowl XLVII, our team took a look at the past ten Super Bowls and the financial statuses of the starting quarterbacks from each year.
January 21, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
A look at what Blake Griffin's maximum rookie contract extension should look like entering the 2013-14 season.
January 21, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
As the 2012 NFL season nears its end, it's time to take a look back and evaluate the offensives-steals of the season, based on statistical production, durability, and financial cost.
January 20, 2013 Michael Ginnitti
As the Falcons continue their Super Bowl run in 2012, they're seeing the makings of a star form in WR Julio Jones. Our NFL team predicts the extension waiting in his wings.
December 31, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A look back at the fans, players, and teams that generated the most Spotrac buzz in the last calendar year.
December 20, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Rumors are quickly spreading about quarterbacks that potentially have overstayed their welcome. Spotrac breaks down the current dead money value for these bubble players.
December 18, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The salary cap ceiling combined with success of recent rookie quarterbacks should have teams thinking differently about how to approach their financial makeups. We break down what each NFL team pays for their quarterbacks.
December 14, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A year after extending Derrick Rose to a max-deal, the Bulls remain without their star point guard. We analyze how they've faired without their star, and how to handle his return.
December 5, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our experts have singled out these 5 as the current front-runners for MVP, including one player who may be the steal of the decade.
December 4, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium NFL team takes a look at the comparison between the Week 14 ESPN Power Rankings, and the current salary cap hit of each starting quarterback.
November 30, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A look into the cap values between the Galaxy and Dynamo as they meet in the MLS Cup.
November 21, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
NBA journalist Gordon Dixon takes an early look at the NBA players who are outplaying their salary - and those that aren't.
November 11, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac ranks the currentl NFL starting lineups financially, noting how teams are choosing to spend their money positionally, and how it's paying off.
November 4, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Now half-way through the season, we look at the Top Fantasy point earners, in relation to their 2012 financial values.
November 4, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The former players who make up NFL Network Gameday had illustrious playing careers - but financially their career earnings may surprise you.
October 30, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The 2012-13 NBA season kicks off tonight, but plenty of the league's superstars won't be available. Spotrac lists the high-profile injuries affecting teams early on.
October 25, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
As the explosive Giants wide receiver nears the end of his rookie contract, our NFL experts analyze his performance over the last 18 months, and formulate a prediction for his new deal.
October 24, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
4 active starting pitchers have $100M+ contracts. We take a look at how each has performed, and how much it costs their team for a win.
October 22, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down NBA teams by division by looking at the cap total of the top 10 paid players from each team.
October 14, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Nearly 6 weeks through the 2012 season, Spotrac takes a look at the players who are outperforming their current salaries or contract terms.
September 7, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down the AFC East Starting Lineups financially by position.
September 5, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down the NFC East Starting Lineups financially by position.
August 22, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Our premium team breaks down the Top NFL Running Back Combinations from a financial standpoint. Does it pay to pay? How long will these pairings be kept together?
August 2, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A look at the compensation gap between rookies and top veterans in the NBA and NFL.
July 28, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
To no surprise, Steelers' WR Mike Wallace is holding out for a long term extension. Spotrac analyzes if Wallace has a reason to complain, and formulates an official prediction for the new deal.
July 27, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The Bills made a splash this offseason, but their push to the top started last season when their QB signed a 7 yr $62 million extension. Spotrac breaks down the value of his new deal.
July 19, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
With the recent long-term signing of running back Ray Rice, the next logical order of business should be to lock up their franchise quarterback Joe Flacco to an extension. Here's our official prediction.
July 17, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac analyzes the production of Wes Welker and compares him to receivers of his class to produce an official prediction for the contract that never happened.
July 16, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac evaluates the new 4 year, $32 million contract in comparison to Spotrac's previous prediction.
July 16, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
With a $25 million offer on the table for Jeremy Lin, Spotrac analyzes the value of signing a point guard this offseason, and why the numbers for Lin are just fine.
July 13, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Ray Rice has become one of the most explosive offensive threats in the NFL. Currently under the franchise tag with the Ravens, Spotrac analyzes his next potential long-term deal.
July 11, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac compares the points per game prior to and following a player signing a 10-plus year contract.
June 21, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
A few NFL offensive players broke the fantasy mold in 2011. Spotrac takes a look at the value of 2011 fantasy numbers, and projects how 2012 might break down.
June 14, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
The 2012 MLB season is young, but the standings have sports & financial experts spinning, as major markets and big spenders find themselves at or near the basements of their respective divisions.
June 12, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
NFL running backs have been the focus of 2012 offseason signings. With Matt Forte franchised, Spotrac predicts his potential long-term contract.
June 8, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
David Wright's 2012 performance is putting him in a position to earn maximum dollars this offseason. Here's our prediction.
June 2, 2012 Michael Ginnitti
Spotrac analyzes the career statistics, most current statistics, market values, and recent comparable contract signings to compile our prediction for Josh Hamilton's upcoming contract.