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June 4, 2024 8:07 pm

Kristaps Porzingis set to make his return for the NBA Finals l David Samson, former Marlins president l Will baseball players continue to get in trouble for gambling?

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I am at J.R. Sportbrief. There's a lot that we're going to get into in today's show. Minutes ago, it was reported from Shom Sharanya that, well, it looks like J.J. Redick is the target for the Los Angeles Lakers. That should be fun. I guess LeBron James will get something that he actually likes because he was sitting around with J.J. Redick on this podcast saying that he misses Kyrie Irving.

Oh, just everybody needs a group hug. We'll talk about that. We have some great guests who are going to join us throughout the course of the show.

How about this? For the first time in six months, we'll talk to another host here on the Infinity Sports Network. My old producer, David Shepherd, is going to come by and chat us up with some some basketball. Speaking of basketball, we have a big dog, the top of the totem pole, one of the top reporters in the world. The basketball is going to join us.

Ramona Shelbourne will come through next hour. And speaking of big dogs, we have one of the top executives that we've ever seen in Major League Baseball. And now he's a contributor to CBS.

David Sampson is going to come through and chat it up with us, especially with some of the baseball news that we got today. Like Tousa Peter Marcano is banned from baseball for life. This is this was risky business for a guy who was 24 years old. This man bet a lot on baseball. I'm talking hundreds of bets.

He wasn't good at it, almost like he wasn't good at baseball. And now he could spend the rest of his life betting away because it won't be in Major League Baseball. Congratulations to Christian McCaffrey. This man has himself a brand new contract. No, he's not a wide receiver. He might as well be. CD Lamb doesn't want to show up to work until he gets a new contract. What a shock. Tyreek Hill talking about his deal now that he's no longer the highest paid wide receiver in the game. The Packers and Jordan Love are going to try to get his contract done. Tank Dell got shot, said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It's like if you're going to get injured, leave it on the football field. And then, of course, at the end of the show, I'm going to share with you quite a few things that took place this day in sports history. And if you've been underneath a rock all day like me, you would know or you wouldn't know that today is June 4th.

I know it's June 4th because I had to share it with you before we do or say anything else. We've got to ask super producer and host Ryan Hickey how the hell he's doing. How are you doing, man? You good? I am good, JR. I don't gamble often.

I try to stay awake. I'm not very good at it, but it's good to know that the little success I have, there's people out there that are a lot worse than me. So thank you to Cepedo for kind of making me feel better about my lack of gambling success. Yeah, four percent. That's I mean, he won all he did. I think he bet over. I'm a check it out before we talk to David, but I believe he bet over and unders. That's it.

Like on scores and I think win total to write or win outcome. There you go. I think that's what it is.

Yep. Four percent. Like, was he how do you how do you how do you how do you do four percent by accident?

How do you not do better by accident? Like, was he really sitting around contemplating what this was? And now he's he's an idiot. What was he making? Like two million. No, he's made two million bucks in his career, which is not a lot of money, all things considered.

You know, half of that gets taxed and then more of it gets taxed. And now he's never going to play in Major League Baseball again. I don't know what the salaries are going to look like in, I don't know, some other parts of the world, but he screwed himself over. Or maybe he just got to the inevitable because he was like barely a Major League Baseball player. We're going to ask David Sampson about two Cepeda on the other side of the break, because like Major League Baseball has rules.

It's it's put in the clubhouse. Nobody is supposed to gamble like nobody is supposed to wager on a game. Don't do it. Don't think about it. Stay away. And David Sampson, former president of the Marlins, you know, he knows the rules.

And how do you weed this out? I mean, this is the first man, first active player to be banned from Major League Baseball in 100 years. If you are more than 100 years old and you remember who the hell that person was, then God bless you and many more birthdays to you, because most of us don't. So congratulations on being a one in 100 year idiot, the two Cepeda Marcano. I don't know. Maybe maybe he had a good cause or good reason to gamble. Like Hickey said, you got to be careful when you gamble because Lord knows it doesn't always pay off.

And speaking of gambling, we're now two days away from the start of the NBA finals. We know Kyrie Irving went on a little bit of a gamble when he decided to ask for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, decided to go out on his own. And now Kyrie Irving is. Is he remorseful? Is he regretful? He's given middle fingers to the fans after they were giving him more than middle fingers when he played with the Celtics. All of a sudden, Kyrie Irving and LeBron, they they miss each other.

They're retrospective. I mean, you sit around long enough and you get to thinking. It's like a lot of relationships.

Maybe some of you all out there can relate. You don't know what you got. So it's gone. Hickey, not you, though, right? People miss you.

You don't miss them. That's right. So one nice treat. Yeah, good for Hickey.

We need to all be like Hickey. Anyway, Kyrie Irving, he spoke to the media. We talked about this briefly last night. He said the last time he played Boston, mocking the crowd and giving it right back to them. He says he regrets it. You know, last time in Boston, I don't think that was the best, you know, not this regular season, but when we played in the playoffs and everyone saw me flip off the birds and kind of lose my little bit, that wasn't a great reflection of who I am and how I like to compete on a high level.

You know, it wasn't a great reflection on my end towards the next generation or what it means to control your emotions in that type of environment, no matter what people are yelling at you. I guess this is what happens when you're 32 years old, right? Yeah, eventually you grow up like at some point he's 32.

He got a I don't know what she is at home, but he has a family, has a child. He grew up. He helped the Dallas Mavericks grow up. The Dallas Mavericks wouldn't be here right now if it weren't for Kyrie Irving. Luka Doncic would be sitting around, I don't know. Not in the finals, I know that much. Speaking of not in the finals, how about Kyrie's old running mate, LeBron James?

Whoa. LeBron James was sitting around with his soon to be head coach, J.J. Redick. And LeBron, I guess he's regretful that he's no longer playing with Kyrie. Listen to what he said on their mind the game podcast that I don't know who listens to, because who wants to hear the two of them talk about pick and rolls?

Listen. Sitting here watching it, you know, I'm like I'm playing like fucking happy and so proud to watch him and continue his growth or whatever the case may be. And at the same time, I'm so mad at the same time that I am not his running mate anymore. So I'm like, I just remember those times to have a guy like Kyrie Irving as the ultimate wildcard.

That's like having a it's like having a draw forward in your hand every time someone deals you cards in Uno. OK, OK, LeBron James, he likes to sit around and play Uno. We also know he likes to, you know, when he can throw his weight around when it comes to roster moves and transactions, we don't have to look any further than his own son, who's likely to be on an NBA team at the end of this month, which is crazy to think about.

Yeah, the NBA draft is at the end of this month. LeBron James misses Kyrie. I know Kyrie tried to get back to the Lakers, but does he miss him now? Kyrie Irving has a chance to win another ring before LeBron James does. Do I think it's going to happen?

Probably not. And I guess before we actually get to the games, this is the part of the the week before the finals where everybody just has to kiss each other's backsides. Kyrie is trying to lessen or, you know, some of the blows he's going to take from Celtic fans. LeBron James is like, man, Kyrie's in the finals.

I miss playing with him. And Kyrie Irving, I guess to lessen more of the blows, he talked about how proud he is of Brown and Tatum, the young guys who he's just seen blossom without him. They've improved tremendously. I mean, they've made a few All-Star games since I left.

ECF, you know, MVPs. So I'm nothing short of proud of those guys for what they've been able to do. Left a lot of good wisdom with them. Try to give as much advice, you know, while I was there and also when I went to Brooklyn and came to Dallas, just being able to extend a brother to brother relationship with them, letting all have their back no matter what. You know, this basketball stuff is going to be competitive no matter what.

We're going to go at each other. But, you know, getting to know them as human beings, they're really special people alongside other people that I got a chance to know in a Boston organization. Brother to brother relationship. Good for them. But when they start playing on Thursday, I don't care what their relationship is. I want to see them get after it.

I'm here for the entertainment. I want to see Kyrie Irving get booed. I want to see Kyrie Irving crossing up Jalen Brown. I want to see Jalen Brown crossing up. Luka Doncic, he did it before. He crossed him up and Luka Doncic fell right into the ground. Pretty embarrassing.

Look it up. What else do I want to see? I want to see Joe Mazula smile. I want to see Luka Doncic curse out a fan in Boston. In a safe way, though.

A safe way. You know, fans can be pretty crazy and so can Luka Doncic. You know what else I want to see? And it's so unlikely because the man is never healthy. I want to see Chris Staps Porzingis play basketball.

And how about this? Chris Staps Porzingis. He spoke to the media today. I feel like we haven't seen a guy in like a month. They've been waiting on him in case they got to the finals.

What a shock they did. And Chris Staps Porzingis, I guess this is the most important thing. Hey, Chris Staps, you feeling healthy? You feeling pain free?

Are you running pain free at this point? Uh, yes. What? What?

Hickey, what type of answer? You feeling pain free? What was the delay? Ten seconds? Ten seconds.

And if that is not the biggest lie after using the word yes, then I don't know what else is. Now, reportedly, Chris Staps Porzingis has been scrimmaging for a little while now. We know we haven't seen him in action for like more than a month at this point. Yeah, he hurts. Of course the guy hurts. He's perennially hurt.

He only played in 57 games this year. He's dealing with a calf strain. The next thing you know, this man is he's seven foot two, by the way.

This dude is long as hell. Well, he's going to roll out there and blow out his calf and pop his Achilles. I don't know. I don't I don't want to see it either way. It looks like he's going to play in game one. It's been reported. I'd be shocked if he doesn't.

I think it's a foregone conclusion. And then he actually had a little bit more of an answer this time. He says, I'm here and we got one goal.

Incredible. I think just the energy, like everybody's buzzing. It's going to be exciting.

It's going to be, you know, even just seeing the amount of people now, you know, it shows the magnitude of this and and what's on the line. Going going in the team, the organization, we're going into this series with full confidence and knowing that no skips was no steps were skipped. The goal is to finish the job. All right.

I hope you're around to finish the job. You never play. Stand around, knock down a three, put your long arms up in the air, try to block a shot. And don't run too hard because God knows if Kristaps Porzingis runs too hard. And he has to jump and land.

It could be catastrophic for him. I think the Celtics will be OK either way, but if he contributes, yeah, the Boston Celtics got this because when Kristaps plays, he's good. He's all star good. When he plays, everybody misses each other. Well, damn it, I've missed Kristaps. LeBron misses Kyrie.

Kyrie, he didn't say he misses Boston, but he might as well say so to lessen some of the vitriol. OK, and me, I missed you. I've been gone for 24 hours or less.

I've been going for 20 hours and now I'm back. It's the J.R. Sportbree show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. We're just getting started. We'll talk about Christian McCaffrey and Tyree Kill and Jordan Love. Ramona Shelbourne is going to join us next hour, but in a few minutes to talk about this terrible gambler in Major League Baseball and some good things and bad things in baseball.

Or should I say teams? It's time to talk with someone who knows the ins and outs of the game. Covers the game for CBS former president of the Marlins, David Sampson.

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The Stanley Cup finals start on Saturday. And baseball is still in the news and it's about to warm up where it could be already warm thanks to a few individuals. To Sir Peter Marcano, Shohei Ohtani, Judge Soto. There's a lot going on to talk about what's going on in the world of baseball and what's going wrong with some of its players. It's time to have a conversation with someone formerly ran the Marlins. You can catch them on CBS Sports HQ.

You can catch them here on the Infinity Sports Network and catch them all over the place. It's David Sampson. David, how are you? I'm doing well. How are you, Ben? Very well.

Thank you for taking the time to hop on. I guess the first question, and this is why it's important to talk to you. To see someone be banned from the game of baseball, an active player for the first time in 100 years is pretty wild.

We know about the rules that get posted in clubhouses. And is this an anomaly or are we in store for a whole lot of disaster moving into the future, David? You know, it's a great question.

I covered this a bit on this morning's Nothing Personal, a show I do every day. And let me tell you, when you say something hasn't happened for 100 years, you have to think about what that means and whether or not this is a one off situation. This is a player who's on the injured list who made hundreds of bets on his own team. And that is an absolute no no. The question is, with gambling legal in so many states, are there more players gambling now than there were? And my view is no. And the reason my view is no is that players have access to legal bookmakers always have. Players have access now to legal gambling sites because you can get it on your phone. But the overwhelming majority of players understand that they don't want to be suspended and banned for life because there's no way to make the kind of money either gambling or in any other job they would have. So they don't want to risk it.

And so I don't think that it is something that you have to worry about. But MLB coming down hard on those who do is important to the integrity of the game. David, do you see any other actions from Major League Baseball? Are they going to make players sit through seminars and spring training or is this kind of hey, you saw what the punishment is?

Everybody else falling in line. Yeah, in collective bargaining, you go through this stuff and they're under an agreement now and there are rules against gambling that the union agreed to. We read the rules to the players every year at spring training and they don't pay attention because they know the rule. There is no player who can claim that they think that gambling on baseball is acceptable. I don't care what language you speak.

I don't care how old you are. There is no one in Major League Baseball in that clubhouse who would say, oh, my God, I didn't realize I can't do that. So it's sort of like the sticky stuff. Those pitchers know exactly what they're doing when they're mixing sunscreen and rosin and doing something that they shouldn't do. Marcano David is 24 years old. Does he have a future in baseball and another league in South America?

Would Asia touch him? What's the future for this guy who's 24? This is all he knows. Well, he's going to have to learn something else because he's not good at gambling and he can't play baseball anymore in Major League Baseball.

That is for sure. He is not going to get reinstated. It would be an absolute affront, not just to Pete Rose, but to this game and to it would be a terrible precedent for him ever to be reinstated. He absolutely could play in other leagues.

There is no prohibition against it. It's just a matter of whether he has the ability to do it or whether any team would sign him. But his Major League Baseball career is over. And David Sampson is joining us, host of Nothing Personal on the Daily.

You can catch him on CBS Sports HQ. Shohei Ohtani, certainly in the news again today, said he has some closure with Ipe Mizuhara deciding to plead guilty, potentially facing 33 years in prison. What are your thoughts on Shohei Ohtani saying the book is all closed on this?

Well, I guess that when you when you want the book to be closed and you get MLB to close it and then you release a statement saying that's it, I'm moving on, you have that power. I would only mention that Ipe, when he pled guilty, which he did, he knows what his sentence will be. So that is part of a negotiated plea deal.

So he's not going to walk into sentencing in October and sort of wondering what it will be. That would be my view of this. And it is as far as MLB is concerned, they closed the investigation, which means they found that there was no betting on baseball and nothing unsavory done by Ohtani. And it's a good thing because they didn't want there to be.

So they're very happy with what they found. Well, David Shohei Ohtani certainly hasn't seemed to be distracted, having another all star solid season, too early to get into the MVP stuff, we know he's likely to be there at the end. What are your impressions on how the Dodgers have handled what if really was a distraction to start the season on the other side of the world? Well, I'm trying to think about the number of distractions the Dodgers have. Remember, that's the same team that had the whole Trevor Bauer situation.

So they are used to distractions. They're really focused. They need to win a World Series other than in the covid shortened season when they won it in 20. And I don't view them as the best team in the National League.

And I didn't when the season started. There's question marks on their pitching staff. Their lineup is extraordinary at the top half, but the bottom half is ordinary. And you saw last year Arizona swept them because their top of the lineup, the top of the Dodgers lineup just got cold for three games.

And that can happen. And I don't think that Betts, Ohtani and Freeman are subject to zero slumps. So I think that Andrew Friedman needs to improve his team. And I think you're going to see them add to their team before the deadline on July 30th. David Sampson is here with us, the J.R. sport brief coast to coast on the Infinity Sports Network.

You mentioned the name Trevor Bauer and we talk about a guy who's been banned and Tusa Peter. Do you think that somebody will go ahead and give Trevor Bauer a chance at some point as we, you know, get to the stretch run in the dog days? No, his career is over. His major league baseball career is over. There is not one team that will view that will ever sign him.

It is simply not worth it. It's no collusion against him. There is no written mandate from baseball, but the juice is simply not worth the squeeze with him.

It's an impossible press conference to have that you agree to sign a player like that. So as much as everybody needs pitching, nobody needs Bauer. Nobody needs Bauer said by David Sampson. You talk about the National League not looking at the Dodgers at the top of the heap right now. The New York Yankees are bludgeoning teams with both Soto and Judge who just lit it up this past month of May. What are your impressions of the New York Yankees as you talk about an ace? They've missed their ace in Gary Cole. Boy, I'll tell you, when the season started, I thought that they'd struggle without Cole.

I was very concerned about them. Their starting pitching has been great and their hitting has just been superb. It's hard to have any complaint and remember the back of their bullpen with Holmes with lights out for a long period of time.

They're just firing on all cylinders. And what's fascinating is the off-the-field intrigue with Steinbrenner and the possible resigning of Soto or not. You know Soto wants to get paid because you know his agent, Scott Boris, wants to get him more money than the Dodgers gave Otani. And you know the Yankees may not do that. So it's going to be interesting how that unfolds. But meanwhile, they've got a really good chance to not just get to October, but to actually make some progress in October, which they haven't done in a super long time.

Yeah, haven't even hoisted that championship since 2009. A lot of Yankee fans are worried, David, about what you just said. What happens with Juan Soto? I'd be surprised if he took a contract in the course of the season. We know that Shohei is making $700.

He's making it because he eventually is going to pitch and hit. What type of deal, realistically, could Soto get? Are we looking at a $500 million player?

A half-billion guy here? Well, I think that the way the league looks at Otani is that it's about $462 million over 10 years. That's the present value of it. So I don't think that anyone views $700 as the real number for Otani. And, you know, Soto turned down $440 from Washington, but there were a lot of deferrals in that.

So that $440 would sort of compare with the $700. I do not believe that Soto will sign during the season. Boris wants to take him to free agency because Boris needs a win. He got crushed this past year with his free agents, with Bellinger and Montgomery and Snell and Chapman.

And it turns out that they still may have been overpaid given their performance this year. So Boris really badly needs a win and he thinks Soto is the best horse he has. So he's not going to sign Boris before getting a lot of media attention for some sort of free agent journey. So I would look for that after the World Series.

Baseball expert David Sampson is joining us here on the Infinity Sports Network. When you take a look at free agency, even over the past few years, we can line out the huge deals that have been handed out. But then you talk about some of the smaller ones, whether it happens to be a Bellinger or a JD Martinez, there's still these small prove-it type deals.

Is there a larger market correction outside of anything that's happened with just Boris and his clients? Well, I think that owners realize that long-term deals, it doesn't work at the end of those deals. And the other thing is you're looking for smart deals.

I like to talk about this on Nothing Personal and here's what I say. I don't need my GM to tell me to sign Shohei Ohtani. I want my GM to tell me to sign Seth Lugo. Find me a guy for 45 over three who's going to outperform. Find me a guy for two years who's going to outperform. Don't bring me the top of the free agent class because I'm probably just going to be disappointed at the end of the day. And so I think that the real value in a good baseball front office is finding those players that the media or the fans and even other teams don't view as type A free agents. But man, when they perform well, they are. And look what, for example, Lugo is doing with the Royals this year.

Yeah, David Sampson, host of Nothing Personal here with us. You talk about an owner looking for something, looking for a deal. It looks like Jon Fisher, owner of the A's, has been looking for quite a few deals over the past several years.

What's the latest? Now we get a few words and it could be much to do about nothing. It's like, hey, we don't want to play all our games in Vegas and we don't know what the stadium status is. Like, how the hell did we get here?

Well, I don't know if you can have me on for the next hour, because how we got here is a long and winding road that would make the Beatles blush. But the update today that you're referring to is something called a non-relocation agreement, where when you get public money and I negotiated one and signed one, you are promising to stay in that city for that period of time. But there's always caveats in the agreement. So we had in our agreement that we could play a certain number of international games, because we need to be available to play in, whether it's London or South America, wherever, Asia, wherever.

So that's very normal. What struck me, though, is the number of games in this draft. It is very, very unlikely that any team, let me say it better, there is no scenario that a team plays 10% of its home schedule as part of MLB's international play. So what does Vegas have in mind?

It's not a split city like Tampa and Montreal. It can't be that, because of course that was never going to work. So what is it John Fisher's thinking? My view is that this is a negotiation and that the final number in the agreement will not be 10% of the games.

It may be a starting point in the negotiation in order to get to a number like four every other year or something like that. So that's my view. All right, well, we'll see. Everything that takes place with that team. I'm just real interested to see what happens over the next several years.

David, the last question for you. The two teams that were in the World Series are currently under 500. The team that won the World Series in the Rangers are under 500. Is this good because it means that there's more parity in baseball or one of these teams going to go on some hot streak at the end of the year again?

Well, it's still early. And I think no one, a year ago, you would not have said Arizona and Texas were going to be in the World Series. Nobody would have guessed that, although I'm sure someone bet it.

But it's unlikely that you thought that. And in terms of parity, there's been no repeat champion since the Yankees, 98 to 2,000. So since 2000, it's been a different person team winning the World Series every year.

I don't think that Texas will be able to repeat. And that doesn't take away from their championship because it's amazing. And Arizona added to their team. But the guy, the main picture they added, you remember, I think they gave Eduardo Rodriguez like 80 million dollars over four years. And the guy hasn't pitched in any. So, you know, they tried to add and get better, but it's really hard to be good for a sustained period of time when you're not the Dodgers or the Yankees.

And Texas and Arizona are mid to high, mid to high, mid revenue teams. It's hard to be good year after year. Yeah. That means there's even hope this season for the White Sox, right? Right. No, no, no count. Come on, let's not get crazy.

Oh, I don't know. They're going to lose a hundo and they're going to end up. Yeah, they're just a bad team. They were bad from the start. They need another managerial change. I think you're going to see that happen. And they there was a GM change, but Reinsdorf kept it in house with a guy named Chris Getz because he wanted there to be a shorter period of getting to know the franchise.

Well, there's plenty of people who know enough about that franchise to know that they got to make significant changes. At least the manager staying awake this time, David. At least he's not feeling nothing wrong with that. OK, I'm trying to have some of those bar. Well, listen, David, we'll end on that one because I got jokes lined up for days. You do so much.

You got so much in your brain. Where can people follow you and all your great work? Tell us, David. Please go to David Sampson podcast dot com. And that's when you're fine that you can go see me live. I'm going to be in Chicago on July 1st.

St. Louis on June 25th. You can listen to shows and buy merchandise and just enjoy what we do. We love doing our show every day and we're thankful to our audience.

Hey, David, we appreciate you for dropping the knowledge and the expertise. When you going to come down to Atlanta? I did a show in Atlanta and I should have reached out and I apologize for that. I did a live show as part of the tour in April and we had a fun time. And I'll come back to Atlanta. It was great. I was probably stuck here in the studio for March Madness and championships and all that stuff.

You were working for a living. I like it. How about that?

More than Tony La Russa. David, I'll see you later. OK, take care of yourself. Thank you. David Sampson, a former president of the Marlins, now a daily host here of nothing personal with David Sampson.

You can also catch him on CBS Sports HQ. Hickey, was that how many? Well, I can't throw anything. I can't say anything about La Russa for like, what, three months? I got everything out the way. Three months, right? Yeah. And there's no statute of limitations there or limit on the amount of jokes.

You can make the jokes right themselves and he did it to himself. Yeah, but you know what? In all honesty, there's probably going to be no reason to mention him again. So there we have it. Unless somebody's fallen asleep.

That's it. It's the J.R. Sportbreeze Show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. We're going to take a break when we come back. This man has not fallen asleep because he signed a contract extension earlier today.

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Schedule your day around me. That's right. Do it. That's that's an honor, though, for real. Thank you so much. Thank you to you. Yeah, all of you, the listeners. And thank you so much as well to David Sampson, right?

Former president of the Marlins. Man, he said quite a few things. That made me go, well, damn. Wow. Hey, next week. Hey, yeah. 30 minutes.

Something 35 minutes. We got Ramona Shelbourne here. She's going to join us from ESPN. She's going to chat it up with us about the NBA finals. We'll talk to Ramona about LeBron James and JJ Riddick. And then she also she has some details on a new show on FX that she's she helped produce. And it's about that idiot.

I got no problem calling him an idiot. Hickey, what's that idiot's name again? Sterling, Donald Sterling.

Yeah, it's a show called Clipped on FX that follows that disaster story that took place with the Clippers about a decade ago. You know what? We're going to get into Christian McCaffrey and his new contract. The 49ers have tacked on two more years to the end of his deal. And so now he is still the highest paid running back in the NFL and he got himself a raise.

And Brandon Ayuk is kind of looking around. So we'll hear from Christian McCaffrey at the top of the hour. But David said so much, Ryan, especially one thing he put a stamp on. He said nobody, nobody will touch Bauer. He said he's done. And it's I mean, his arguments, can you really fault him?

Yeah, there's so many thoughts that went through my head. I mean, we've seen athletes, quote unquote, get get second chances. I mean, the first guy that came to mind was Deshaun Watson.

And the Browns said he is 230 guaranteed. You know, I mean, was that a difficult press conference? Maybe that was so much of a mockery, you know, because, oh, this is this is a massage. This guy manipulated massages. You know, what took place with Trevor Bauer was reportedly and it doesn't matter if he was guilty or not or consensual.

It was much more of a violent nature. It's just maybe maybe that's why I don't know. I guess I guess there won't be a team that's desperate enough. He's going to have to stay in Mexico or Korea or what have you, I guess. It's also to like kind of I mean, David said a little bit of just like and that's I think what you're seeing with Deshaun Watson. I mean, the Browns at the time he was signed, not to defend the Browns, but at the time he was signed, he was still viewed as a top 10, maybe in some books, top five quarterback, right? Where, hey, if he plays well, it's as you know, with sports, anyone that plays well, all is forgiven. Maybe as part of it, too, with Trevor Bauer is not only what he did, but the belief that his best days are behind him.

Oh, I mean, well, I guess it's one thing to light it up in in Korea. I still think he got something. He can contribute, but. Yeah, that that that tour that he went on was what last year he went on that tour in the season, he was just trying to lobby for a gig and nobody bit in spring training, nobody is bit till now.

I don't know. I'm going to feel a little bit more sold on it. Like when we get to August, if he doesn't have a job, like, is there going to be a team that's going to want to deal with, quote unquote, as David said, it and maybe that it is too much. Nobody wants, you know, fans or they probably won't even be fans. Nobody wants activists, you know, outside.

It's it's it's business regardless of what it is. So we won't see him. And he also said that, you know, maybe this is a one off with to Cepito gambling. Maybe this is a one off because I guess to Cepito just had to be the idiot in the room to realize that I have gambled away my life. I have gambled away my earnings by trying to make what exactly?

It's been reported that to Cepito Marcano. He made three hundred and eighty seven bets, three hundred and eighty seven bets totaling one hundred and fifty thousand bucks. This man over his Major League Baseball career, which is only three years. This man made a little more than two million dollars. Like why? Why are you messing with fate?

Why are you messing with your earnings? He gambled and gambled his whole life away for fringe Major League Baseball player. His career is is likely over. He talked about Soto. No real guarantee that the Yankees just break the bank for Soto.

Ah, man, the fans will break them in half. Hickey, that might that might run good for the Mets, huh? I mean, what other team is going to give this man a crap ton of money like that? And the other team I saw is the Giants, but I mean, oh, yeah, you would think Steve Cohen, richest owner of baseball, if he truly wants someone, it's not going to get outbid.

And there's no price tag. Seemingly right or no ceiling. The Giants have seemingly missed on everybody that they've tried to sign. Everybody. And I mean, the guy that they just signed kind of on a whim and Blake Snell, he's like hurt again. They didn't get Aaron Judge. Who else did they miss out on? Well, they did sign Arson Judge, if you recall. Ah, and that was.

Oh, yes. What a what a massive mistake. What a massive mistake. They they I guess they would be the other team that wants to just throw away money. They tried to get Carlos Correa. They felt that Carlos Correa's body was going to break down any minute now. And I guess they were pretty accurate there as he sucks.

And that's right. You think about these contracts, Correa has a 260 batting average right now with four home runs and 20 RBIs. Hickey, how you feel about Francisco Lindor's contract?

So not not great. I like Lindor is my guy. I like him a lot.

I will defend him a lot. It's a lot of years left and a lot of money for someone right now who's playing better of late, but definitely not lived up to the contract. He's doing this at 30. How old is he going to be at the end of this deal? Thirty six. Thirty seven.

Thirty eight. I think he's like 11 year deal. Yeah. What is he going to be? A miniature slap hitter at that point?

Oh boy. Pinch runner maybe. Yeah, Steve Cohen got the cash. He could have the most expensive pinch run in the game. They should they might as well bring back Jose Reyes while they're at it. Right. Right.

Third time's a charm, right? This is where's Ray Ordonez? Where's he at?

They could bring him back to anyway. Baseball. Yeah. Nobody wants to give out these 10 year contracts, unless you're Otani. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on the Infinity Sports Network. We come back from break. We're going to talk about Christian McCaffrey's contract. He got paid and he's a running back.

I thought that nobody wanted them anymore. Well, he might be the last one. So there you have it. We'll talk about him. We'll hear from him.

We got Ramona Shelbourne coming up to the JR Sport Reshow, the Infinity Sports Network. OK, picture this. It's Friday afternoon when a thought hits you. I can waste another weekend doing the same old whatever, or I can conquer it. I can hop into my all new Hyundai Santa Fe and hit the road. Any road.

The steeper, the better. Because my all new Santa Fe is available with H-Trek all wheel drive so I can hit the trail without a worry in the world. Heck, with three rows and best in class rear cargo space, I can pack the whole family in with all our gear.

We've got available dual wireless charging for our phone, so we'll never lose touch with civilization, and we won't lose touch with the primordial power of Mother Earth. So which is it? Waste the weekend or do something a little more epic? And conquer it in the all new Hyundai Santa Fe. Visit HyundaiUSA.com or call 562-314-4603 for more details. Hyundai, there's joy in every journey. The remarkable fight. Drink responsibly.

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