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Soxbadger last won the day on October 23 2018

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  1. Soxbadger

    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    But the problem is that people are conveniently ignoring the fact that at the time he confessed he was a minor. In the eyes of the law, minors are not even capable of entering into contracts. His lawyer and family advised him to take the deal. Its easy to say now that it blew up, that it was bad to confess if he was innocent. But if it never came out in the open, if he was drafted in the first round and making millions, then confessing to a crime he didnt commit may have been the best decision he ever made. Trials are extremely risky, even with his current outcome it may have been better that he avoided trial, even if he was innocent.
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    Sports Media discussion

    I think people have this way backwards. When you use something that you didnt create, you know that you are using someone elses stuff. This is basic intellectual property law. Its the person who uses it job to make sure that they are allowed to, not the other way around. When someone asks "Can I use this image from the web?" My answer is "Did you get permission?". Its not really a hard concept. They stole her content, she has no responsibility to respond to them.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    Who is victim shaming? That phrase doesnt even make sense for this case.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    The fact that this thread has 2 pages of posts and no indication that the Sox are even thinking of signing him suggests hes not worth the risk.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Make them a great offer. Like youll pay them $10,000 today and then if you drive the car for 100,000 miles this year youll give them $1mil. I mean thats obviously a great deal for them, they could make $1mil!
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    Of course he wont start in mlb. That goes without saying.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    I get what hes saying. You get 7 years of control whether its may of 2018 or 2019. Just by starting in 2018 hed hit fa 1 year earlier, but you still had the same amount of control.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    If the Phils blow it and the Sox get Harper, obviously it changes things. But I dont see that happening.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    To be fair, I think Phils get Harper. Sox took what seemed like a guaranteed shot of getting Harper or Machado, and turned it into 0. Its pretty remarkable.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I think Lozano put similar numbers out and the Sox refused thinking they were the only game in town. And I think youre misunderstanding Shack. I think he believes that there negotiation wasnt very good at all.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    They negotiated like a bunch of posters on this board wanted them to. "Dont bid against yourself", they said. "No one else will enter this late", they said. Strange part is, youd think those posters would be happy with the result, because it was the likely outcome when things didnt get done in January. You lose momentum, you lose the deal.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Balta, For a baseline, we both agree neither of us have any sources and that neither of us have any idea how it really went down. We are both speculating, correct? So here is what I mean by animosity. I believe that Machado preferred the Sox to the Padres at the start. I think that he wanted Lozado to work a deal with the Sox when it became apparent that the Yankees werent going to be real players. But after a month of the Sox sitting on their offer, he started to think "Maybe this isnt where I want to be." So when the Padres came in, they werent playing from behind, they actually had an advantage. The reason I believe this is because if Machado still wanted to be on the Sox, even if it was 10/300 v 8/250 possibly more. Lozado would have gone back to the Sox to hammer something out. He wouldnt have just taken the 10/300. The reason he took the 10/300 is because the Sox dicked around for a month and blew their chance. Thats my no sauces take.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I think thats a little to simple. When you negotiate sometimes you hit their number, sometimes they hit your number. But you really never want to just sit on a number for months. Talks get stale and it breeds animosity.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    This was the problem of having never signing a contract iver $100mil. They just didnt anticipate that they had to keep hammering away even if they perceived themselves as the top offer. If Machado is your guy, you sign him in January before anyone else gets involved.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I think they didnt get a chance to match because when you dick around for almost 2 months the other side gets sick of your bullshit. Any good will the Sox had they burned when they didnt want to negotiate and felt they could sit on their offer. I honestly feel if they made their final offer in January machado signs here.