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  1. Baker

    Update: Machado met with Sox

    I get the feeling Jose Abreu has been doing some behind the scenes work for Hahn In Miami. They say he’s chummy with Alonzo and Manny too.
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    Done. Throw in Ed Farmer.
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    Harper + Machado?

    Ohtani won’t pitch but he’s projected for 30 hrs and 3 WAR as a DH. He’s pretty close to Harper in star power too.
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    Harper + Machado?

    The Sox with Harper + Machado would certainly be awesome. But would you rather have the Angel’s Trout+ Ohtani ? For the next 10 years I think I’d rather have the latter two, given the same money.
  5. I avoid my brother-in-law.
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    White Sox Sign C James McCann

    Wasn’t Smith in single digits throwing out baserunners? Frankly, it was embarrassing. IMO a good thrower more important than great framing, even for the pitchers. When Lucas walked someone you might as well just wave him on to second base.
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    Rosenthal: Could Harper be headed to the southside

    It’s not that simple though. The players owe tax in every state they work in at that state’s rate. For example, with a 3 game series at the Rockies the player will owe the state of Colorado based on 3/162 of their annual salary. If they play 81 games in L.A. they only pay the 13% on half their salary On average the California penalty works out to about a 5% vs Illinois. Still, 5% of $350M isn’t exactly chump change.
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    Rosenthal: Could Harper be headed to the southside

    Peavy, take another 5% off the Dodgers offer to cover extra state tax on Harper.
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    Rosenthal: Could Harper be headed to the southside

    Hahn really looked self-assured and poised there. Worth a hundred tweets.
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    White sox shown interest in Adam ottavino

    His recent interview on Statcast Podcast is amazing. This man knows pitching.
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    White Sox looking at Grandal

    Also, collegiate gold glove catcher, Langeliers, could be in the mix in 2-3 years.
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    Lance Lynn for 1 year would be serviceable.
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    Winter Meetings Predictions

    Scott Boras owes Mike Moustakis big time. His foot dragging last Spring cost Moose about $50M. Placing Moose early has to be a big priority. Obviously, Harper doesn’t give 2 shits about Moose’s situation. But if Bryce does decide to come to the White Sox, Boras May lean on the Sox to add Moustakis at about 3/40. It wouldn’t surprise me.
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    Details on Padres medical scandal

    Thanks for clearing that up. I had thought Preller orchestrated the whole thing.
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    Details on Padres medical scandal

    I don’t think Shields was injured, but Preller did manufacture fake discord with Shields as a pretext to getting rid of him. Preller should be banned from baseball.