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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    He's already earned a PhD from that place
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yes Preller mitigated his bad 2014-5 moves a lot more productively than Hahn mitigated his bad moves from 2014-16... Preller received, obviously, a big assist from Hahn.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    And that is another example of why this FO has no business chasing 2nd tier FAs. They are really bad at the evaluation part of it. Slam-dunks only.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I understand why JR doesn't fire KW (don't agree, but understand). But why in the world does KW put up with Hahn?
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    Goodbye Soxtalk

    The best to you. I don't know you, except that you are an A+ poster and will be missed.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    He employs Hahn. He was out there making some sorry excuse for why they couldn't go higher. If he wasn't a part of this, he put himself into it.
  7. He had a 6.49 ERA, a 1.5 WHIP and averaged 4.4 strikeouts the year before....and Hahn paid him $1.5 million.....
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Well whose record did the owner break? His own - he's been owner for the last 40 years. It's called creating your own reality. I'm not so sure he's cheap...the front office personnel are just really bad investors. They'd rather spend Machado money on 5 stiffs instead of 1 guy who can actually play.
  9. 2016 alone (and this doesn't include every signing) when the Sox were "going for it": Austin Jackson $5 million Navarro $4 million Latos $3 million Avila $2.5 million Albers $2 million Rollins $2 million Turner $1.5 million Total: $20 million And for the coup de grace, add $5 million for Shields.
  10. None of the above (except for Harper).
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That's true. And even if Jiminez, Kopech, Moncada, Anderson and a few others develop as expected, if they don't draft and develop better than they have, it won't last long. But there is a chance the team could be decidedly better this year if Moncada, Anderson, Engel, Lopez, and Giolito take big jumps, which they all could.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I'd feel better about the move of Moncada to 3b if they also announced that Anderson was taking reps at catcher.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Most of the division looks like the Sox, and while the Sox farm looks pretty good now, the Sox aren't exactly in the upper tier of talent evaluation and development. IN one sense the Indians' window is closing...but it's also true that they have far more productive young players on their major league team than the Sox do.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Do you think that response, which basically tells Machado "we don't need you," in some sort of bluff play, I suppose, will succeed?
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I consider that 2017. 2016 was Latos, Rollins, Shields, Navarro, and it gets worse from there. Yes, I agree, they had to rebuild by that point.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    2016 was worse- he spent $25 million on a bunch of nothing. And June 2016, specifically, was a disaster. He should have fired after 2016. Once that didn't happen, I expect him to be GM for as long as he wants.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I am confident that Heyman will tweet information that only an insider can provide: that when 3 teams are after 2 players, then at least one of those teams will be shut out and not get a player.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    And you get the player..probably earlier than now as he'd have had a number closer to what he expected and would have the goodwill that he was treated well. I realize that a big number could be overbidding- but a) overbiding is something they will have to do to get the player given the state of the team and org the past decade and b) overbidding is a de minimis concern, especially when they just spent a bunch of money on his overpaid friends.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Looks like the Sox got outbid...figured this would happen with the "we don't want to bid against ourselves" nonsense. Now just jump the Padres' bid.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Well the Sox could and certainly should top any of those offers.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    You're right. Machado alone won't turn this bunch into a winner. It will revolve around development and talent evaluation. And given the history in that regard, the org. could really use the jump start of Machado. Plus, there is no one in the pipeline at 3B.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Fair enough although I could add a few bars to that song. And Byrnes was the GM who sent Rizzo to the Cubs.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No way could Rick Hahn be outfoxed or out GMed by Preller.
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    FG Top 130 prospects

    Rankers tend to give high draft picks the benefit of the doubt for a season or 2. Our top guys are very good, as they should be...we gave up a lot to acquire them. But the ongoing absence of draft picks is troubling and gives me pause as to whether this pipeline will be continually replenished.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The $250 rumor struck me as solid (as far as rumors go) so it would make sense that a Yankees $220 wouldn't beat a Sox $250. But it's kind of cutting it close.
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