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Get even more connected to the finances in professional sports as we dive deeper into contracts, salaries, & the cap payrolls of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and more!

Get even more connected to the finances in professional sports as we dive deeper into contracts, salaries, & the cap payrolls of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and more!
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Get even more connected to the finances in professional sports as we dive deeper into contracts, salaries, & the cap payrolls of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and more!

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@spotrac

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English

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Episodes

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

2/12/2019
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With NFL Free Agency just a month away, the roster cuts, rumor mills, & offseason chaos have all begun. Kevin, Paul, & Mike discuss which QBs may be traded, or released in the coming weeks, which teams need an upgrade, and the type of contracts to be considered. Plus, NBA trade deadline finances, & a brief MLB (non)update.

Duration:00:46:07

#64: NFL Agent Shane Costa

2/6/2019
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We kick off the NFL offseason with unique insight from local NFL Agent Shane Costa, who breaks down the job of prepping for free agency, the draft, contract negotiations & a few great insider stories.

Duration:00:56:53

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

1/29/2019
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Kevin returns for our Super Bowl special roundtable, highlighting team spending playoff payouts & few of the better weekend prop bets. Plus, Spotrac's own future offseason questions for the Rams & Patriots, and a quick thought on Anthony Davis' trade demand.

Duration:00:54:44

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

1/23/2019
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Breaking down the careers of baseball's newest Hall of Fame inductees both financially & statistically. Plus, the Saints & Chiefs fell short in 2018, but have very similar financial offseasons ahead of them. Paul Peck & I talk Brees, Mahomes, Hill, Thomas, & more. Plus a cap fact surrounding NBA cap dollars, starting lineups, and team wins.

Duration:00:51:14

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

1/16/2019
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Another slow-moving, underwhelming MLB Free Agency season has us diving deep into baseball's current financial structure, including dwindling veteran salaries, and a league that demands it's superstars wait half a career for a payday that now might never come. Plus, breaking down the finances for Kyler Murray as a QB or an OF.

Duration:00:45:26

#60: Fixing NFL Rookie & Veteran Contracts

1/8/2019
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As more and more NFL teams pile up cap space as they choose to build positionally through the draft, when will we hit a breaking point, & how can it be fixed? Plus, front-loaded veteran contracts could be all the rage in 2019. And, should Bryce Harper be the next Kevin Durant?

Duration:00:40:16

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

1/2/2019
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We kick of 2019 with an in-depth look at the money involved with NFL Playoff teams, a few breakdowns for players on the Roster Bubble for next season, why trades may be a key for those with tons of cap space, and how many teams actually need a QB next year?

Duration:00:55:44

#58: The 2018 Spotrac Year in Review

12/18/2018
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Our annual look back at the year that was in Sports Business, including our most popular teams & athletes, the highest earners & spenders, who to watch out for in 2019, and parting thoughts for Le'Veon Bell, Kevin Durant, and the ever-changing sports-viewing experience.

Duration:00:52:15

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

12/11/2018
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Despite the 4th highest payroll, the Houston Rockets find themselves nearly last in the Western Conference. What's wrong, what can be done, & what about next year? Plus, plenty of NFL teams added a QB this offseason through the draft, free agency, or via trade. We assess the moves and what the results might mean for 2019. And, the Yankees are no longer just careless over-spenders. How the moves they've made, & might look to complete in the coming months shows they're a changed franchise.

Duration:00:42:56

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

12/4/2018
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The Mets christened the MLB offseason with a blockbuster move to acquire Robinson Cano & Edwin Diaz. What does it mean? Plus, is the best recipe for the Packers future to look backwards? How former QB Coach Alex Van Pelt might be a fit for Green Bay. And, the Maple Leafs will soon have four major players to pay. Can they keep them all?

Duration:00:49:45

#55: Taxes in Sports with Robert Raiola

11/28/2018
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The @SportsTaxMan, Robert Raiola joins us for a ridiculously interesting update on how taxes are impacting the major sports, including the Jock Tax, free agent decisions vs. state taxes, how signing bonuses & deferred payments factor in, and plenty more. Plus, the Redskins are paying Reuben Foster by choice.

Duration:00:37:53

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

11/21/2018
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The Chiefs, Rams, & Saints aren't just winning, they're changing the way NFL teams will consider spending their money. We evaluate the young stars, including their current market values. Plus, a fun look at the futures lines for championships across the four big sports, Bryce Harper & Manny Machado's landing spots, and more.

Duration:00:55:28

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

11/14/2018
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What does Le'Veon Bell's decision to skip 2018 mean for him, running backs, franchise tags, & football finances in general? Plus, why Bryce Harper & all MLB Teams need to slow down with a 12+ year contract. And, it's November, but the Warriors are already miserable about Kevin Durant leaving next July.

Duration:00:40:01

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

11/7/2018
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Kevin, Paul, & Mike dive deep into the QB situation of every NFL team right now & as it pertains to the 2019 season, including big questions, tough outs, future paydays, & fat faces. Plus, Le'Veon Bell may never play football again.

Duration:00:56:22

#51: NFL Trades with Jason La Canfora

10/31/2018
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Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports joins us to discuss the goods, & bads from the NFL Trade season, including his thoughts on which teams refused to understand what they aren't in 2018. Plus, the MLB offseason is here, meaning options are to be decided, free agents are to be valued, & trades are to be rumored.

Duration:00:38:38

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

10/23/2018
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Our 50th episode highlights the finances, team-building, & differences between the Dodgers & Red Sox as they head into the World Series. Plus, Amari Cooper is on the move, Blake Bortles is on the decline, Adrian Peterson is on his second wind, & Patrick Peterson wishes he were on another team.

Duration:00:40:41

#49: NBA Money, Betting Lines, Tax Bills

10/16/2018
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The 2018-19 NBA season is here, and Scott Allen, our resident NBA Cap Guru, joins us to break down how the league is shaping up from a financial standpoint, including the Luxury Tax, Team Movement, the Rockets, Warriors, Celtics futures, & of course - betting lines for addicts.

Duration:00:38:09

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

10/9/2018
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Drew Brees furthered his greatness case this weekend, but where does he live among this generation of QBs? We discuss from a financial & statistical standpoint. Plus, the 2018-19 NHL season is upon us. Mike breaks down notable offseason spenders, top payrolls, & who might be in money trouble soon.

Duration:00:40:38

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

10/2/2018
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Now a quarter of the way through the NFL season - offense is king, Kevin, Paul, & Mike discuss how this could affect team-building going forward. Plus, Earl Thomas is injured, Le'Veon Bell is returning, & we unveil Spotrac's 2018 Best Value MLB Roster.

Duration:00:26:24

#46: Garoppolo, Bradford, Bell, & Baseball

9/26/2018
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A financial breakdown of Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending injury, Sam Bradford falling out of favor in Arizona, Le'Veon Bell's potential trade market, & the payrolls of MLB's postseason teams, plus Jacob deGrom's one of the best values in the game - but is he on the move?

Duration:00:37:40