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  1. This idea is slightly crazy. Hahn was referencing the $250 million being spent. This could not mean $250 including every FA they sign. Otherwise it would mean the plan was to sign Machado and NO ONE else for the next 10 years. The only way one could logically make sense of Hahn’s statement would be the $250 would be spent on big free agents. Has that happened? You cannot count lower tiered ones.
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    Tony La Russa

    By definition if someone is available to manage that has experience at this point, it is because there was a negative. The only other way would be for a good manager to become a free agent. But good managers usually get contract extensions. Anyone we hire will have negatives. That is just how it works. The question is, which negatives do you prefer?
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    Play-off First

    MLB.com said that this is the first win and advance or lose and go home game for the White Sox in the play-offs. (https://www.mlb.com/news/white-sox-vs-a-s-al-wild-card-2020-game-3-faq) Is this true? I know it is true in the last 30 years. Crazy.
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    Bummer/ Gonzales/Rodon

    Correct me if I am wrong, but Bummer and Rodon we’re out on the Injured list, they were not optioned to the training site. So dates shouldn’t matter but the timing of when their IL time is up.
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    Trevor Bauer Breaks down Giolito's No-No

    Has anyone noticed how Bauer pointed out that James puts the glove where the pitch needs to start for Giolito (vs where it needs to end). Is that consistently true? If so, does Grandal do it the same way? Maybe that is part of the difference between them catching him. Maybe warrants keeping James around.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    A package of Madrigal and Dunning or Madrigal and Lopez actually makes sense for the Rockies. They clear a ton of payroll and are removing someone with no surplus value. The Sox then have one of the best 3b and 2b (Moncada) in the game and have a superstar without having to win a bidding war. Not saying it will happen, but in theory it makes sense.
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    Sox In on Lindor? Crackpot Rumor?

    Again, a Lindor trade and extension makes sense to the Sox MO. Don't get into a bidding war with others by making an early extension. Hahn has said that they really only want to pay people a contract like Machado if that player is in their prime. Lindor's age would fit what the Sox would throw money at, IF THEY WOULD ever actually throw money at a big contract.
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    Sox In on Lindor? Crackpot Rumor?

    To be fair, a less likely scenario than trading for Lindor---has already happened when we traded Q to the Cubs. Not saying that this will happen, I am just saying stranger things have happened in the not so distant past.
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    White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

    Now this would be funny...once...twice...third time he will actually pitch for us?
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    Why has Hahn failed?

    I think he thought Jerry would actually spend money. Rather, Jerry meant he would only spend more than he has ever spent (Grandal). Honestly, it is embarrassing that we have zero $100 million contracts. I mean, KC has had one and we have not. The top 3 Angels: Trout, Pujols and Rendon will make more than the entire White Sox roster next year. This will not win you baseball games, not consistently, not multiple championships.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Kenny: “We FINALLY got NOMAR! We’ve got Thome and Alomar and Alomar and Manny. Griffey and Lofton. And do you recall the greatest 90s and 00s Star of them all! Nomar the...” Rick: “Kenny, it is Nomar Ma...” Kenny: “Don’t interrupt my song! You know I live for this!”
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    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    I know people think the Sox need to pay a tax to get good players, but this prediction on Castellanos is a little ridiculous.
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    Sox in on MadBum

    Also, today’s tweet is funny if they have shifted to Bumgarner.
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    Sox in on MadBum

    A good question on Bumgarner is what will the ball be like in 2020? Obviously the juiced ball hurt him.
  15. But it doesn't matter if we would rather have 8 years of Cole or Starsburg than Wheeler for 6. The facts are facts, as Steve Stone has already relayed the company line, they will not be in on Cole and Strasburg. I agree---probably wiser to go for the big two if Wheeler is escalating that much, but that is not a real world option as the Sox won't do it, not that they cannot do, they just won't.
  16. Here is the deal, it is Wheeler or nothing. What we are forgetting is that payroll has been historically low the past few years, all so that "later we can have seats at the table". This means that they should be able to have MORE than a league average payroll. So, why are people edgy? Because the White Sox should at the very least be players in the Strasburg market---be we all know---in our heart of hearts that they won't be---even though they SHOULD be.
  17. The fact that there is a $100 million offer but doesn’t name the team, screams the White Sox as they don’t like to leak anything. The question will be will Sox step up and outbid the rest in the end, or be content with the “we tried” narrative.
  18. I think the Yolmer thing may have just been courtesy to Yolmer, let him talk to other teams earlier. That seams like a Sox move.
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    Zack Wheeler Thread

    My guess is this is a done deal awaiting physical. No other reason for Merkin to mention Wheeler in that article about Yolmer.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    Why wait? Because Boras=drama and loves the attention. The decision to opt out or not has been made for weeks if not months. It is more dramatic to hold onto the info. Then he gets his fanfare.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    All I have to say is that the Sox have been under they radar the entire time on Harper. It would make sense to continue to be. No advantage to leak that they are in.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Honestly, it came down to insurance against bad health. Manny would have probably accepted it without the Padres offer. I would not be surprised if this is not more popular going forward, baseball has guaranteed contracts unlike other sports. This gets out of that if the player is too hurt to play. Definitley Manny’s perragotive to not take that. However, you cannot ultimately say it was cheap.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    The point is, they are not unattainable or crazy. Unwise, yes it made sense for him to take the guarantee. However, it wasn’t a crazy like he must win x amount of MVPs or All-Star games.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Jeff Bagwell
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Here is David Ortiz. The point, yes it may have not been a good idea with the others guaranteeing 300. However, it was not like a silly MVP voting or All Star requirement. And if they intentionally benched him to not make it, you think the players union wouldn’t be up in arms? Honesty, it was unwise, but not ultimately cheap.