Saturday, December 17, 2016
A record six teams are paying baseball’s luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million and the New York Yankees at $27.4 million.
Boston ($4.5 million), Detroit ($4 million), San Francisco ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent bills Friday by the commissioner’s office, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.
Posted: December 17, 2016 at 05:30 AM | 21 comment(s)
Monday, November 28, 2016
Some interesting info.
In assessing state income tax variations in how teams pursue free agents, players’ representatives should consider the impact of “jock taxes.” As we have explained in other SI.com articles, a “jock tax” is a tax imposed by a state and municipality on the proportion of income attributed to athletes on visiting teams when they play games in that state or municipality. Put in its most basic form, a jock tax is an income tax levied on a visiting team’s player because he or she is playing a game there.
The jock tax is controversial because no similar mechanism is strictly enforced to tax other types of professionals in similar ventures, such as a physician or attorney who travels to another state or municipality for a business purpose. Jock taxes are also subject to change based on a host of factors, including political ones.
Bottom line: state tax lax variations matter and it probably makes sense to defer income to 2018-20.
Posted: November 28, 2016 at 08:48 AM | 5 comment(s)
Sunday, November 27, 2016
The Dodgers, who have spent more than a billion dollars on player payroll in the first four seasons of Guggenheim Baseball Management, face a mandate to reduce debt in order to conform to Major League Baseball rules.
The club is expected to reduce payroll for a second consecutive season, with the goal of cutting from about $300 million in 2015 to closer to $200 million in 2018.
Posted: November 27, 2016 at 09:57 AM | 11 comment(s)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I just skimmed the article but it doesn’t look like he’s factoring in the quality of the player. That’s a pretty big factor. Did I miss something?
As a field, player health in baseball is ripe with research opportunities. This article is historical in nature, but future research could take a predictive angle, projecting which players are most likely to get injured, which injuries are most harmful and how injured players are likely to recover and preform. This sort of analysis would enable teams to value more accurately injury risk. Thus far, however, my own research presents a simple conclusion: Losing players to injury isn’t as costly to teams as their historical actions would suggest, and shrewd organizations could take advantage of that.
Posted: September 20, 2016 at 09:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
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