Author: PlayersOnly Editors

In the world of baseball, contracts have long been a measure of a player’s value and the game’s financial growth. A hypothetical $700 million contract for Shohei Ohtani, a two-way superstar for the Los Angeles Angels, would set a new benchmark in sports economics. To understand the magnitude of this, let’s compare it to the legendary Babe Ruth’s contract, adjusted for today’s market. The Financial Leap: Ohtani’s Hypothetical Deal Shohei Ohtani, often dubbed the modern-day Babe Ruth due to his dual prowess as a pitcher and hitter, has revolutionized the game. Imagine a scenario where he inks a deal worth…

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The San Diego Padres have reportedly agreed to a massive $350 million extension with third baseman Manny Machado. This deal, which is expected to run until 2032, will make Machado one of the highest-paid players in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB). Machado has been a key player for the Padres since joining the team in 2019. He played a major role in the team’s success in 2020, hitting .304 with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs in just 60 games. Additionally, his exceptional defense at third base has been an asset to the team. By securing Machado’s services…

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It’s no secret that Vince McMahon has always been a shrewd businessman, and his latest move has left many in the sports and entertainment industry scratching their heads. According to reports, the WWE chairman is seeking a staggering $9 billion for the world’s largest wrestling promotion. This has left many wondering about the future of the WWE and what this move means for the industry as a whole. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the potential implications of McMahon’s asking price and how it could impact the future of the WWE. The $9 Billion Question: What’s Next…

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Former Boston Red Sox player, David Ortiz, has recently listed his Miami home for sale, generating a lot of buzz in the real estate market. The luxurious mansion, located in the heart of Miami Beach, has been home to the retired baseball player for several years. Now, Ortiz is looking to downsize and move on to his next chapter. A Stunning Property with Luxury Amenities Ortiz’s Miami home is nothing short of spectacular. The property boasts a spacious living room, a formal dining room, and a modern kitchen. There are a total of 8 bedrooms, each with its own en…

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LeBron James has made history by becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in regular-season games. With 38,387 points, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held the record for almost 39 years until James broke it on Feb. 12, 2022, in a Lakers loss against the Golden State Warriors, eclipsing Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 44,149 points in total when postseason games are included. Despite his achievement, it remains to be seen whether this record will be broken again in the near future. James is on track to surpass the 40,000-point mark next season, and he is under contract for one more season after that. However, there…

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The MLB offseason has been filled with huge contracts for multiple players, but according to reports, next winter will see a deal that will surpass them all. Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star, Shohei Ohtani, will reportedly earn a contract that exceeds his teammate Mike Trout’s 12-year, $426.5 million deal when he becomes a free agent in 2023. Some agents even predict that Ohtani will be the first player in MLB history to earn a contract worth over $500 million. Jon Heyman of the New York Post spoke to multiple agents who believe that Ohtani’s upcoming contract negotiations will break all…

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Ichiro Suzuki: The Complete Ballplayer At first glance, Ichiro Suzuki’s sabermetric statistics may not paint him as an all-time great. His career wRC+ of 104, and 115 wRC+ from 2001-2010, are not necessarily Hall of Fame numbers. His 57.8 fWAR and 60.0 career rWAR are borderline HOF-worthy. However, Ichiro’s HOF candidacy is not solely based on his offense. Rather, his offense merely supplements his all-around game, which, when taken as a whole, is nothing short of legendary. The Defensive Maestro Ichiro’s defensive skills were unparalleled during his time in the league. He ranks third all-time in DRS (103) and UZR/150…

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A Kobe Bryant jersey from the 2007-08 season, during which he won his only MVP award, has sold for a record-breaking $5,849,700 through Sotheby’s. It’s now the second most expensive basketball jersey in history. The lot includes images of murals depicting Bryant wearing the jersey that have popped up around the world since his death three years ago. There’s also a collection of photographs, artwork, magazines, newspapers, T-shirts, pins, books, and more in the lot, along with a letter of authenticity and photo matching. According to Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles, “This jersey is iconic in…

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Jordan Brand has officially entered the mule market with the release of the Jordan Hex Mule SP in “Light Silver”. This women’s-exclusive design features a hexagonal base that wraps around the slippers, with a slightly raised midsole and Jumpman logo and “23” branding on the heel. The uppers are made of a sustainable sugarcane-based foam, featuring a closed-toe design with two vents on the medial side and textured interiors, with grooved bottoms for a unique look. The Jordan Hex Mule SP is set to release in February through Titolo Shop and select retailers for $69 USD, with more colorways such…

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Olivia Dunne, a junior and member of LSU’s gymnastics team, revealed that she earns over $1 million through Name, Image, and Likeness deals. In an interview with TODAY, Dunne stated that she is grateful for the opportunity to make seven figures as a college athlete. “I’m very grateful to be making seven figures,” Dunne said. “It is very cool that someone in college has the opportunity to do that now.” She has a large social media following, with over 10 million followers across her profiles, and has deals with brands such as Forever 21, Vuori, and LinkTree. Dunne was also…

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