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    Now that I've had a chance to think about things...

    Its not that Machado chose another team- the problem is in the why. Our front office is horrible- and it doesn't need to be restated as it has a million times. But that ineptitude will eventually screw the rebuild because eventually we will need to get a big time free agent. Not spending money when they clearly can spend the money- ticket prices and everything else that goes along with games are going up not down- our payroll remains down. So eventually we will need to go out and get some big time free agents and our FO continues to prove that they are unable to do so. I guess they could still surprise me and somehow get Harper but the odds of that seem pretty small. He wants opt outs- we "don't believe" in opt outs.' I can't wait until JR either sells or dies and at the time hopefully whomever purchases the White Sox doesn't move the team out of Chicago. We just need new ownership and better baseball people running the show. https://www.southsidesox.com/2019/2/19/18232628/why-todays-comments-from-rick-hahn-and-kenny-williams-are-a-big-deal
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Kenny is the worst. Hopefully the next strike forces every team to have min payrolls of say 150 mil. And if that happens 30 mil a year might not seem so bad.
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    Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

    Unfortunate about Machado- but here is the funny thing. Harper will likely get even more money and will soon sign the all time worst contract in history of baseball. I think 10/300 should have been the ceiling for him and that even an overpay with buyers remorse... but now it will be even worse. Some team is going to be stuck with a guy that can't field and is an above avg hitter getting paid the most in history of the game. Would you want Stanton, Fielder, Price, Pujols for what they are paying them? Maybe Cano, and I would say Arod probably lived up to contracts. Hopefully Sox are officially out on Harper that is a contract that is going to hurt.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I realize who reported it. But again it makes no sense at all for the White Sox to purposely leak that we had an extremely low ball offer on the table. If fact if they did purposely leak that whomever did should be fired because it didn't help at all- see Padres as in the mix.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    So back to the White Sox being used- it would be offensive as a fan for the White Sox not to make a run at a high profile free agent that fits on the team. Regardless of if he said he doesn't want to play for us. I assume that Hahn tried his best to sell Harper on the advantages of coming to play here regardless of what he is up against. If Harper had absolutely no chance of playing here he probably wouldn't have met with us. I'm sure if we offered something ridiculous like 10/500 Harper would have already signed regardless of if he wanted to win now because no team is going to come close to such a ridiculous offer. Because we are trying to get both of these guys at the cheapest contract possible it naturally allows other teams more opportunities to match or come in better. So I don't see how Boras used us at all- we made our best offer and pitch and soon we will see if it was good enough. Same with Machado. If anything it would be easier for a team to use the player. For example if we never really wanted Harper and Machado was our #1 the whole time then Hahn should have leaked to the press how we were closing in on Harper to put pressure on Machado to sign. Its all a game. I just don't see how Boras used us because had we offered more of whatever Harper wants he would have already signed.
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    Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

    How did the White Sox get used. Even if that was a known requirement I would expect the Sox to still try to court Harper and give our best and serious offer.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    What would be the motivation for the Sox to leak 7/175? That would only bring more teams into the mix to bid for his services. Lozano would have the most to gain by leaking that.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No getting paid what the market determines your worth is not greed. And he shouldn’t take a penny less- in your view is taking less charity?
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Also the Yankees are right around 220 million payroll right now- I don't see them adding another 30 mil a year. All this talk about the Yankees is fake news. https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/new-york-yankees/payroll/ for the record 228 mil is the highest payroll the Yankees have ever had.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That isn't greed. They should get every penny that they can. Who is anyone to say that 250 million is "enough" or not enough- the market will decide that. They have a specific set of skills that very few people on the planet have and they will and should get paid for it. Just like the owners have every right to make the maximum profit that the market will allow. What fans think they are worth doesn't matter- what matters is what the owners think.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    One thing that this process has clearly shown- the baseball "insiders" are horrible. Heyman should be embarrassed by his reporting in that tweet. Talk about grasping to say anything and when they do its speculation and not true.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Best part about this thread is people basically role playing a salary negotiation...here is my advice stick to your day job. Hahn knows what he is doing. Manny and Harper like 95% or more of big time free agents will eventually sign where they make the most money. It has little to do with winning. One thing I don't get is the reluctance to sign a 10 year deal. Unless they completely bomb the AAV value today will more likely be a deal compared to the "going rate" 5 years from now.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    How do you know that we haven’t offered more? The negotiations would probably be the same. Machado and Harper have nothing to lose by waiting as long as possible. None of the teams are really in a position to be making deadline demands unless they basically bid on themselves and grossly over pay.
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    Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

    Is 350 million the going rate for a good but far from great player? Throw out his best and worse season and he averages 3.9 WAR.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Weird statement from his agent. He should be happy that Levine is reporting a lowball offer of 175/7 because that would encourage more teams to jump in.
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