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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    Which makes the whole thing even more confusing. The plate appearance thing they were trying to do could mean only one of two things -- either they were concerned about Manny potentially missing a lot of time later in his career with injuries (a legitimate concern, but something covered by that insurance policy), or they had every intention of manipulating those plate appearance with a platoon partner or otherwise if Manny was under performing (in which case, yeah, no wonder no one wants to play for you).
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    Yes but I imagine the idea with the signing bonus was to make whatever state taxes Manny has to pay with this contract somewhat equivalent to whatever Manny would have had to pay with the Sox contract. They found a way to get around the tax obstacle when everyone assumed they would have to offer substantially more money to make it even with the Sox offer.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    Those are some sour grapes.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    The Padres got around the tax issue by making $20 mil of the first year's 30 a signing bonus (so not taxable in California), and reduced the risk of the contract by buying an insurance policy on it. Now that's creativity. Not whatever Hahn and company were trying to do with plate appearances in year 9. No reason that the Sox couldn't follow that blueprint and take out an insurance policy on Harper's contract, which could ease their minds about those last couple years. From the Machado offer, it definitely seems like it's the 10 years that's the problem, not the AAV. The Sox have some intriguing outfield prospects. I've enjoyed following their time in the minors so far. But to pass on Harper because you have Adolfo, Gonzalez, Rutherford, Basabe, and Walker is crazy talk. One of those guys might become a decent regular some day, but none will become even half the player that Harper is. Get Harper, continue to let those guys develop, then trade from that surplus to address an area of need.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    This is exactly right. It seems funny to compare it to a fantasy sports league, but for those that have participated in auction leagues, the mentality is the same. There is always at least one owner who is determined to get a premium player. He reads all of the fantasy magazines and websites to see what the appropriate price is, figures it into his budget, psyches himself up to spend that amount, and then.....is shocked when the bidding blows by that number. He doesn't get the guy and leaves the auction angry and confused. This, ladies and gentlemen, is Jerry and Rick.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    As it turns out, no one wanted Moustakas last year. Not even the Royals wanted him. They threw him $5 mil because they felt bad for him. Boras wins more than he loses. He got the Red Sox to add $10 million to the offer to JD Martinez last year when literally no one else other than the Red Sox had been connected to him for months. When it's finally go time on Bryce, someone is going to come in big.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    Could be. If reports are to be believed, Harper has turned down multiple offers north of $300 recently. My guess is that both the Phillies and Padres made offers between $300-$325. I think Boras is looking for $350 and that someone will eventually give it to him.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    At the end of the day, Bryce is going to get a deal larger than Stanton's (my guess is $350-$375) and we're all going to say "well of course that was going to be the final deal all along." He's not going to end up with a number lower than Manny's. No chance.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    Could be the price tag, but I think there's very little chance that Harper said thanks but no thanks to the Sox (or any other team, contender or otherwise). He's taking the biggest offer, whoever gives it to him.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    A lot of people don't like Boras, but he is our best friend right now. He is the voice of Soxtalk haha. Where Hahn failed, Boras is the one who is going to successfully convince Jerry to greenlight a huge offer for all of the reasons that we've been discussing for months.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    Have to think Boras is trying to get the Sox in. He wouldn't be doing his job if he didn't give the Sox a day to lick their wounds and then spend a day or two trying to convince Jerry why Harper will be the answer to all his problems.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    This is a very good post, but I'm afraid you're making assumptions of reasonableness and logic at a time where none exists. I tend to think that the Sox were only ever willing to sign one of these guys, were overconfident that they were going to get Machado, were shell-shocked when they lost out on Machado, and are in such a state of defeat and self-doubt right now that they simply don't have the intestinal fortitude to go through that again with Harper. Hahn's statement of not wanting to drive up the price on the Phillies is completely nonsensical, but I don't think there's any hidden agenda. He's just not in a good place mentally and can't think of anything reasonable to say about why they aren't pursuing Harper.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    To believe this is to believe that the Sox thought the Nationals $300 million offer, and Harper's decline of it, was a complete fabrication. I wholeheartedly think that the Sox mishandled the negotiations with Lozano, but I very highly doubt they ever thought they could get Machado or Harper for the prices you mention.
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    Hahn on 670 Tonight

    "We worked tirelessly, but sometimes it doesn't work out." "I'm proud of our efforts." "We like the guys we have this year." "We will continue to pursue premium talent in free agency." There, now no one needs to waste their time listening.
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    Harper: the glimmer of hope thread (no new news)

    So the Sox can now be labeled quitters this offseason as well as losers. I'd like to officially nominate #seatatthetable as the official hashtag of the 2019 season.
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