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Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!

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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!

Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

    Why won’t James Harden answer my calls!?

    Why won’t James Harden answer my calls!?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘ghosted’ as in a ghost as in disappearing as in someone talks to you and then poof (!) they just disappear and you never hear from them again. What are we talking about? New Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas says that he’s giving James Harden some space…. SPACE! We think that’s a very polite way of saying James Harden won’t respond. Harden demanded a trade, Russell Westbrook got traded, and now Harden has to play with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins who have collective played about 50 games in the past 2 seasons (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Baltimore Orioles are going to become the Houston Astros because of the tanking. With or without the sign-stealing (18:40)? Review - Happiest Season (32:30). The Apology Tour. No it isn’t a concert! It’s about the phenomenon with everyone who messes up goes on this tour of saying sorry for what they said… GMAB! GIVE ME A BREAK! Who will be next (36:50)? #waittosee
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    • 48 min
    LeBron James, Anthony Davis get max deals with Lakers, MLB Free Agency Tracker

    LeBron James, Anthony Davis get max deals with Lakers, MLB Free Agency Tracker

    Today’s word of the day is ‘max’ as in the most as in the most you can get paid as in what LeBron James and Anthony Davis just signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Why would LeBron sign just a 2-year extension? Is it age? Is it for the money? Is it because his son could be in the NBA when this deal runs out? A lot of interesting things to think about (0:06). Let’s update some Wait To See positions that we’ve taken in the past (8:10). IF you sign a player to a bad contract you better know how to TRADE a bad contract. Let’s talk about what happened with John Wall and Russell Westbrook, whom were just traded last night (13:30). Review - Hillbilly Elegy (31:15). MLB tender deadline came and went with no surprises. Are you surprised that there were no surprises (38:35)?  #waittosee
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    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 
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    • 49 min
    MLB tender deadline could lead to historic free agent market

    MLB tender deadline could lead to historic free agent market

    Today’s word of the day is ‘tender’ as in chicken tender as in ballpark tenders as in the tender deadline is here in MLB. What exactly does it mean? It means there could be a record number of free agents on the market in Major League Baseball (0:06). The New York Mets did it! Hurray, Steve Cohen! The Mets went out and signed reliever Trevor May and Mets fans are losing their collective minds. They think this is the moment where everything goes their way. Is this the sign of big free agent signings to come or the Steve Cohen just having new owner-itis (16:02). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to talk about COVID’s impact on the upcoming NBA and MLB seasons. Doc Rivers spoke yesterday about how worried he is about the NBA’s chances of finishing a season. Uh oh (25:48). Review - Wayne (39:35). Let’s end today talking some football. The Eagles are a disaster. Carson Wentz stinks. Doug Pederson is on the chopping block (43:15). The Ravens have no players, but have to play the Steelers 6 days after they were supposed to play the Steelers. What is happening (45:25)? #waittosee
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    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 
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    • 48 min
    Dealing with PED users; How Chicago front office should handle Matt Nagy’s comments

    Dealing with PED users; How Chicago front office should handle Matt Nagy’s comments

    Today’s word of the day is ‘misplaced’ as in where did I put it as in I thought I put this somewhere else as in Will Fuller said his trust was misplaced with a doctor! Excuse me! After testing positive for a PED, Will Fuller said it was the doctor’s fault! Excuse me! So Fuller was suspended for six games or the rest of the season, and to make things worse… it’s a contract year! His teammate Bradley Roby was ALSO suspended six games for PED use (0:06). Uh oh! Let’s go to PR School 101. Bears head coach Matt Nagy had an all time quote after Chicago got blown out by the Green Bay Packers. How should he be evaluated by the front office for these comments and this season (13:31)? Here’s a story about the Miami Marlins and what we did with managers (14:30). Dennis Schroeder did everything wrong when signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. You cannot tell people what you’re going to do as far as starting. Gain some respect from your teammates and coaches first. Let me explain why (26:10). Review - The Queen’s Gambit (39:15). #waittosee
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    'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  
    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 
    To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/
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    • 48 min
    Is NFL unfairly punishing teams over covid protocols?

    Is NFL unfairly punishing teams over covid protocols?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘fire drill’ as in it’s time to get moving as in panic as in the Baltimore Ravens are scurrying around trying to figure out what in the world went wrong inside the lockeroom. It all started with a strength coach breaking protocols, which led to an outbreak, which led to 20 players testing positive, which led to the NFL moving the game from Thursday to Sunday to now Tuesday. Why is the NFL trying so hard to get this game played against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the NFL forced the Denver Broncos play with a QB who wasn’t a QB, but had to play QB. Well… I have some thoughts on this (11:28). Review - The Undoing (24:40). What are the San Francisco 49ers going to do for the next three weeks? The team was told by the Santa Clara County that no more sports are to be played because of the rise of covid numbers and the 49ers are upset. Boohoo (30:15)! Let’s get to some MLB news about free agency. The report is that the Philadelphia Phillies lost $145M this past season. How could this be? Will this impact the team’s offseason (36:00)? #waittosee
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    'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  
    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 
    To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/
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    • 49 min
    📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (11/24)

    📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (11/24)

    David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related.
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    https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Rich S in NY ,

David sampson

David provides a unique way of looking at sports and is also relatable I love his podcast

igetgitkd ,

So you wanna talk to Samson

I am a huge fan of survivor and I have always wondered what happens when you get voted out in the pre merge? Also because you were the president of the Marlins at the time were you allowed to have any communication with the Marlins or Loria?

Titanic vs Tintin ,

Always a great listen

As a marlins fan since ‘07, I always like to keep track of players, management, etc that’s why I’m a consistent listener. My question is what is your reaction to people who really only know you and the marlins for “trading away any player worth value”?

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