Kyler Murray To Spurn MLB For The NFL But Would Formula One Be A Better Destination For The Heisman Winner?

Kyler Murray driving a race car.

According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray’s number is $15M.

He wants big time money to stick with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow.

The A’s are doing everything they can, sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet with him.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) January 13, 2019

Incredible news. Kyler Murray originally accepted a $4.66 million signing bonus to sign with the Oakland A’s after he was their 1st pick and 9th overall selection in the June 2018 first year player draft. Today, Murray revealed that he would need to make money comparable to that of an NFL first round draft pick in order to stick with baseball.

To put things in perspective the last pick of the 1st round in the 2018 NFL Draft, Lamar Jackson, has around $8 million in guaranteed money over the next four years.


We already know that Kyler is dominant in two sports. He is probably the only athlete to be drafted in the first round of two major sports. Therefore…Kyler is 2/2 at being amazing at sports. Scientifically his skills could translate to any other sport.


According to USA Today, Floyd Mayweather made $285 million in 2018. To put things in perspective, that is a difference of $280,340,000. The entire Oakland A’s payroll last year was $107 million according to the one page I looked at. If we were to compare Kyler with Floyd, the largest athletic difference is Floyd has zero Heisman trophies.


According to Forbes, Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo took home $84 Million and $61 Million. Keep in mind, neither player uses their hands when they play. Kyler can throw and hit. Since he would be using two more appendages than they currently use we could double the salaries. In Kyler money that would be $168 Million and $122 Million.

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton took home $42 Million driving race cars last year. As far as I know, Kyler has his driver’s license. He also already has a helmet. Easy transition for the Heisman winner.


At the end of the day, Kyler is young. He has plenty of options out there for him. There is no need to rush to a decision.


Kevin Love And Klay Thompson Ruined My Little League Dreams But Who Is The Better Baseball Player Now?

On a midsummer night in July of 2001, my little league dreams were shattered. Every all-star dreams of making the trek out to Williamsport and living out their fantasy of playing on ESPN against a team from Asia in the finals. However, a couple of future NBA all-stars discarded my aspirations that fateful night. I was on the team that lost in the district championship to the team Kevin Love and Klay Thompson played on. Looking back on it 18 years later, the question still lingers….who became the better baseball player in the end?

To keep this unbiased, as I am one of the dogs in this fight, I will make my arguments purely statistical in nature.

Baseball Statistical Breakdown

The best way to analyze athletes from a statistical perspective is to give a blind sample. I will provide season by season statistics to help evaluate each player, in the end I will reveal which stats belonged to who. All stats were from seasons in which players were 18+ years old.

2009 Season

Pretty easy decision here. Player 1 stands out the most. It appears that Player 1 may have been a bench player that season. While their at bats were limited, they had a pretty solid on base percentage. Not a bad batting average either. Like they say, if you succeed 3/10 times in baseball you are a hall of famer. How does 3.33/10 look Cooperstown?

Player 1 – 1 pt Player 2 – 0 pts Player 3 – 0 pts

2010 Season

Once again, there is a player that stands out. You would have liked to have seen more from Player 2 and Player 3 in the 2010 season. While the numbers dipped a bit for Player 1 this year, I have to say that it was nice to get, I mean, for them to get more playing time this season. Player 1 also dramatically increased their number of stolen bases this year.

Player 1 – 2 pts Player 2 – 0 pts Player 3 – 0 pts

2011 Season

I hate to sound like a broken record, but wow, more of the same. Player 1 doubled their amount of stolen bases. Player 1 was also able to get their homers totals back up this season. Player 2 and Player 3 struggled at the plate, not even producing a single at bat or plate appearance.

Player 1 – 3 pts Player 2 – 0 pts Player 3 – 0 pts

2012 – 2016

All three players took time off from baseball for five seasons. Maybe it was because they were struggling so mightily with the sport (Player 2 and Player 3)? Maybe they just wanted to be lazy because they graduated college and didn’t feel like being active any more?

2017 – The Return

Wow. Incredible. Five seasons without picking up a bat and Player 1 comes out of the gates with a .321 AVG and .446 OBP. This was probably a wood bat league, so it is incredible to see their numbers at this level after so much time off. While Player 2 and Player 3 matched Player 1 in HR and SB, Player 1 edged out both players in the all important triples category. Another point for Player 1.

Player 1 – 4 pts Player 2 – 0 pts Player 3 – 0 pts

2018 Season

You are only as good as your most recent game. In this case you are only as good as your most recent season. Player 1 was able to get their homerun totals back up to their regular number. While Player 2 and Player 3 remained consistent, it ended up not being enough in the end.

Player 1 – 5 pts Player 2 – 0 pts Player 3 – 0 pts

Blind Reveal – Who is the best baseball player?

Now you may be thinking, it is pretty obvious that one of the NBA champions is the best baseball player currently. Normally I would have to side with you there. However, as we have seen from our statistical breakdown, Player 1 is the runaway winner. The true identity of player one is….


– Buzz