CapFigure Podcast – Episode 7 (MLB Trade Deadline & Rockies Blueprint)

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 7 (MLB Trade Deadline & Rockies Blueprint)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, Ryan and Tom recap and give their take on intriguing storylines leading up to the MLB Trade Deadline, including: Jay Bruce joining the Mets and the Yankees’ fire-sale.  Given the recently surging Colorado Rockies, the dynamic duo explore and devise a blueprint to organizational success for a team playing in the high altitude of Coors Field.  Oh and Mike Francesa stops by to talk WrestleMania….enjoy!

  • CapFigure Podcast Intro  (0:00 to 4:05)
  • MLB Trade Deadline Updates  (4:05 to 14:00)
    • Jay Bruce to the New York Mets
    • Yankees’ Rebuild Mode, Trading Andrew Miller & Aroldis Chapman
    • Dodgers Acquire Josh Reddick & Rich Hill
    • Speculation Surrounding Chris Sale & Chris Archer
  • Blueprint for Colorado Rockies Success  (14:00 to 17:38)
    • Unique Challenge of Coors Field – Park Factor
    • Taking Inventory of Roster, Farm System and Payroll Obligations
    • Creative Solutions to Mitigate the Effect of Altitude at Coors Field
  • Final Notes, A-Rod 700 Hat & Closing (17:39 to 36:51)

CapFigure Podcast takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through relevant topics within the world of professional sports’ organizations.  Ryan DePaulo, formerly of ESPN Radio, delivers a witty, unapologetic and unfiltered attitude to hosting the show; balancing the calculated, clean-cut demeanor of CapFigure Founder and former leveraged finance investment banker, Thomas L. McLaughlin.

To have a question read on air: CF TwitterCF Facebook or #AskCap

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

#MLB #TradeDeadline #MLBTrade #Indians #Rangers #Cubs #Yankees #NYY #NYC #Boston #RedSox #Dodgers #Astros #Archer #Puig #Schwarber #Lucroy #Chapman #Miller #JayBruce #Bruce #Frazier #Arenado #Sale #Rockies #CapFigure #AskCap

 

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 6 (MLB Trade Deadline)

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 6 (MLB Trade Deadline)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, Ryan and Tom take inventory of MLB teams in the final week leading up to the Trade Deadline.  The dynamic duo share surprises from the season thus far, while looking at some of the statistically advantageous personnel decisions that need to be made.  After comparing the value of the “DH” position in 2016 vs. 2006, Tom delivers a riveting proposal to Yankees’ owner Hal Steinbrenner.

  • CapFigure Podcast Intro  (0:00 to 2:30)
  • MLB State of Affairs  (2:31 to 1:45)
    • Takeaway from Standings
    • Cleveland Indians’ Chances of Landing Lucroy
    • Texas Rangers’ Blueprint to Fill DH
    • AL East Predictions
  • Value of the Designated Hitter (“DH”), Today vs. 2006  (13:36 to 17:38)
    • Utility Players, Platoon Players & Rest
  • Message to Yankees’ Owner Hal Steinbrenner & Closing (17:39 to 21:13)

CapFigure Podcast takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through relevant topics within the world of professional sports’ organizations.  Ryan DePaulo, formerly of ESPN Radio, delivers a witty, unapologetic and unfiltered attitude to hosting the show; balancing the calculated, clean-cut demeanor of CapFigure Founder and former leveraged finance investment banker, Thomas L. McLaughlin.

To have a question read on air: CF TwitterCF Facebook or #AskCap

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

#MLB #TradeDeadline #MLBTrade #Indians #Rangers #Cubs #Yankees #NYY #NYC #Boston #RedSox #Dodgers #Astros #Archer #Puig #Schwarber #Lucroy #Chapman #Miller #CarGo #Griffey #Piazza #GriffeyJr #MLBHOF #MLBNetwork #Cooperstown #CapFigure #AskCap

 

“All In Baseball Academy” Seeking Equity Investor

“All In Baseball Academy” Seeking Equity Investor

All In Baseball Academy, LLC is seeking an equity investment of $150,000 in exchange for a 25% equity stake in the business.  Proceeds from this Series A transaction will be used to develop a state of the art 21,000 square foot indoor athletic facility in Lakewood, New Jersey with a proposed opening in January 2017.  Continue reading ““All In Baseball Academy” Seeking Equity Investor”

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 5 (Time to Trade Trout?)

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 5 (Time to Trade Trout?)

Mike Trout is a true generational talent.  At only 25 years old, Trout’s production and skill-set puts him along-side the likes of all-time greats Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Ted Williams, Al Kaline and Miguel Cabrera.  With the Los Angeles Angels 16.5 GB in the AL West and a barren farm system providing a bleak outlook for the near future, the whispers of exploring a trade of the super-star center-fielder have become louder.

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, Ryan and Tom explore all aspects of a potential blockbuster deal for Trout.  After deriving an approximate value for the 25 year old center-fielder, Tom explores potential suitors that have the ammunition to pull the trigger on a deal.  Presenting packages comprised of both prospects and big-league ready talent, Tom attempts to pry Trout from the Angels as Ryan cynically attempts to discredit the merits of each trade.  Deal or No Deal…Hilarity ensues.

 

  • CapFigure Podcast Intro (0:00 to 1:45)
  • Exploring the Possibility of Trading Mike Trout (1:45 to 31:43)
    • Historical Perspective of Trout’s Performance
    • Determining Valuation of Trout (Performance, Contract, etc.)
    • Potential Trade Suitors & Packages of Assets

CapFigure Podcast takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through relevant topics within the world of professional sports’ organizations.  Ryan DePaulo, formerly of ESPN Radio, delivers a witty, unapologetic and unfiltered attitude to hosting the show; balancing the calculated, clean-cut demeanor of CapFigure Founder and former leveraged finance investment banker, Thomas L. McLaughlin.

To have a question read on air: CF TwitterCF Facebook or #AskCap

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

#TroutTrade #Trout #MikeTrout #MLB #ASG #ASG16 #Baseball #LAA #Angels #Chicago #Cubs #Yankees #Yanks #NYY #Bronx #NewYork #Boston #RedSox #BoSox #Dodgers #LAD #LA #Astros #Houston #Marlins #Miami #Correa #Springer #Puig #Seager #Urias #Schwarber #Mookie #Bradley #Yoan #Moncada #Soler #Mantle #Griffey #Piazza #GriffeyJr #MLBHOF #MLBNetwork #CapFigure #AskCap

 

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 4 (Small Star Teams)

CapFigure Podcast – Episode 4 (Small Star Teams)

Fresh off the announcement of the MLB All-Star rosters, Ryan and Tom create their own “Small-Star” teams. Consisting only of players not named to this years ASG, the dynamic duo debate and decipher which team will take the crown. Noted ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith attempts to sabotage Ryan’s financial future, while Tom hammers home his role as GM.

  • CapFigure Podcast Intro (0:00 to 3:30)
  • Selection of the AL & NL “Small-Star” Teams (3:30 to 31:19)
    • Full Listing Of Rosters Below

Starting Position Players

National League “NL” – American League “AL”

Catcher:  J.T. Realmuto (MIA) – Brian McCann (NYY)

First Base:  Joey Votto (CIN) – Chris Davis (BAL)

Second Base:  Jean Segura (ARI) – Rougned Odor (TEX)

Shortstop:  Brandon Crawford (SFG) – Carlos Correa (HOU)

Third Base:  Anthony Rendon (WSH) – Kyle Seager (SEA)

Outfield:  Christian Yelich (MIA) – Jose Bautista (TOR)

Outfield:  Andrew McCutchen (PIT) – Lorenzo Cain (KC)

Outfield:  Gregory Polanco (PIT) – J.D. Martinez (DET)

Pitching Staff

Max Scherzer (WSH) – Masahiro Tanaka (NYY)

Jacob DeGrom (NYM) – Justin Verlander (DET)

Matt Harvey (NYM) – Jose Quintana (CWS)

Steven Matz (NYM) – David Price (BOS)

Bartolo Colon (NYM) – Aroldis Chapman (NYY)

Drew Pomeranz (SDP) – Cam Bedrosian (LAA)

CapFigure Podcast takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through relevant topics within the world of professional sports’ organizations.  Ryan DePaulo, formerly of ESPN Radio, delivers a witty, unapologetic and unfiltered attitude to hosting the show; balancing the calculated, clean-cut demeanor of CapFigure Founder and former leveraged finance investment banker, Thomas L. McLaughlin.

To have a question read on air: CF TwitterCF Facebook or #AskCap

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Super-Utility Players of 2016: Kris Bryant

Super-Utility Players of 2016: Kris Bryant

The term “utility” or “super-utility player” has become as much a part of baseball jargon as “Web Gem”, “Tommy John” or my personal favorite “Eephus”.  Utility simply refers to players with the ability to suit-up at numerous positions, on any given day.  Once used as a slight on a player’s ability to be an everyday big leaguer, “utility players” have never had it better.   Continue reading “Super-Utility Players of 2016: Kris Bryant”