THE Joshua Kusnick Experience #23 – Collusion?

THE Joshua Kusnick Experience has published Episode #23 and the entire subject of our show is the current state of Free Agency in Major League Baseball.  Josh and I discuss the topic of collusion this winter, the negative consequences of tanking within the game, plus the arguments against teams all evaluating players the same way.  Finally we touch on Tony Clark, pace of play, and so much more.

Thanks to Josh for his time and candor, and to you for downloading.  To contact the show, please use @JoshKusnickPod or NationalsGM@Gmail.com – Thanks for listening!

THE NatsGM Show – Special Guest Shane Taylor

THE NatsGM Show returns & with help from our friends at Baltimore Championship Wrestling, we welcome Ring of Honor superstar, Shane Taylor!

Our conversation starts with Shane discussing his upcoming Body-bag match against Mr. Grim at BCW’s event on February 24th.  The grave nature of a body-bag leads into a discussion of Shane’s difficult upbringing, his long journey in professional wrestling and the role his daughter has in his life.  Finally Shane talks about his time in Ring of Honor, former tag-team partner Keith Lee and his ideal opponent for Final Battle 2018.

Thanks to Shane for joining our show and to Shawn at Baltimore Championship Wrestling for arranging this conversation.  Please consider attending BCW’s event on February 24th – For more information, check http://bcwlive.com/

THE NatsGM Show #119 – Guest Alex Jacobs

After some technical difficulties, THE NatsGM Show has returned with Episode #119 and we are proud to welcome Special Assignment Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks & Director Player Personnel for Team Israel, Alex Jacobs!

On this episode Alex and I begin by discussing his early career working three separate baseball internships and how he secured a position with the Houston Astros.  Next Alex describes his tenure with the Astros, attending scout school, and his mixed emotions watching Houston win the 2017 World Series.  Then our conversation turns to his work with Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic, the process of assembling the team and his emotions watching their underdog victories against South Korea and Chinese Taipei.  Finally Alex talks about his new position with Arizona and his upcoming plans for 2018.

Thanks to Alex for graciously joining the show and to you for downloading – Follow the show on Twitter @Nats_GM!

THE Joshua Kusnick Experience #22 – Let’s Talk About Arbitration

THE Joshua Kusnick Experience #22 continues with our new format and this episode responds directly to a question from the audience – Why do some players go to arbitration and others choose to sign long-term?

The conversation begins with Josh briefly explaining the arbitration process, the expense of preparing for the hearing and the cost/benefit analysis of signing a contract verses going to a hearing.  Next Josh specifically discusses his client Jeremy Jeffress, the mechanics behind his contract he signed a few months ago and the thought process behind him signing this deal before reaching arbitration.  This show gives a tremendous insight into the work agents do for their clients.

Thanks to Josh for being so candid and to you for downloading – And as a small tribute to a favorite musician of ours, we used the Cranberries “Salvation” as our song on this show… RIP Dolores O’Riordan.