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    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
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    Mark Buehrle
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    Ryan Sweeney
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    Winning the division in 1993
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    Harold Baines, Robin Ventura

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  1. I believe that was the entire point of the post you replied to. Jordan Hicks was their closer.
  2. Agree. Glad to have someone representing what modern baseball is moving towards. Move on from absurd old unwritten rules, when many fans are open to watching players just having fun. Jason and Steve nailed it. Keep having fun Timmy. Every sport growing in popularity embraces players having fun. Be better baseball.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Exactly. This is the type of crap the Sox keep allowing to get out there that is frustrating to people. I don't doubt sources said it, it is just meaningless garbage that are keeping the Sox name in the news. If you don't question what sources are throwing at you at this point, then when? The Sox openly admitted the last bidding war they were "in" went past their comfort zone. This one will be higher with a more skilled agent. It's quotes like these that confirm the Sox are out, they shouldn't get people excited.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Don't waste your energy. Harper is going to be the more expensive player, even though I think Machado is the better player, with the hardest agent to deal with. Zero chance they are in on Harper after all the nonsense we know with the Manny discussions. They may still be slightly kidding themselves, but they aren't in.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I think it's worse than this. If the no opt outs part is true, they were never really at the table. They were pawns. In today's contract environment, not considering opt outs is a non starter. This org is so out of touch, they don't even realize they are the fish at the table. At that point it was just media fodder to keep their name in the news cycle to grasp on to the slightest bit of relevancy. It's really hard to support this organization anymore.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yeah, Jerry knows how to act like they are in it and drag the fans along for the ride. This shows why being a fan turns you into an irrational person. I would be nowhere stupid enough in any other aspect of my life to keep falling for this type of BS.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I think you nailed it. I was holding out hope maybe Hahn had convinced Jerry it was time to do things differently, and this signing would indicate real changes. Everything lined up for this to work. I haven't spent much time or money on this team for a while and hoping it was time to change that. Clearly, I was wrong.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I didn't mean it was. I just meant his public arrogance is coming out again at the worst time.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Which just makes it worse. It's Kenny Williams arrogance manifesting all the way through the organization and into a very public negotiation. This is so gross. Reinsdorf really has pulled some garbage over his fan bases. We are all in an abusive relationship.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The spin on this is as bad as losing this deal. They couldn't have handled this worse from start to finish. Just an embarrassment of an organization at this point. They deserve every bit of ridicule they receive. I've never had less faith in this team than I do now.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    The guy is not for me, but you are right his sources have been pretty good. Better than anyone's sources here(Since Rock's sources have mostly dried up), and better than any of the beat reporters. Nightengale is a stooge for a couple of agents and a couple of FO people. Everything he tweets has an agenda behind it. There is really not much point following anything he says.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    I do find it hilarious. The whole MLB offseason has turned into this quest for social media status. Take a look at this site, everyone and their brother has a source this offseason. It seems the plan is to break a story, gain followers and start blogging like you now have more baseball knowledge because you were told something that someone else knew. I guess it's not that new, but it has grown rampantly over the last couple of years.
  13. QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Jul 19, 2017 -> 11:41 AM) The fact is prospect rankings are done by people who aren't paid by MLB teams. So their relevance, and judging whether a trade was good or not based off that, doesn't matter. I'll never forget hearing the story how Dave Wilder BS'd his way into having his guys ranked higher. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what Jonathan Mayo or Keith Law or any of these guys think, it's what the White Sox think. They made these trades thinking they are trading for the correct pieces. Who knows, maybe to them, Rutherford is a top 10 guy. maybe to the Yankees he's a top 60. If they are wrong, the "well Keith Law really liked it" doesn't make it excusable. If they are right, it's all on them as well, not it was a no brainer. They can only trade these guys once. Hopefully the main pieces turn out as well as they hope. Great point. This is the way as fans we are forced to learn about prospects, but these lists are a ton of group think in the blogging industry and individual player analysis are usually only as good as the scout that was willing to give that player an opinion, and what that scouts motives happen to be. The closer to the top you get the better these lists are. They are not great at seeing big rises ahead of time. Team evaluations are much different, and they are much better at seeing projection. It's clear the Sox really liked Rutherford, and that is important. Doesn't make them right or wrong, but they are confident about him. And he is a very clean prospect. Hahn obviously values top end talent, and others have pointed out, he is willing to concede a bit on secondary pieces to get better talent up front. I personally love this philosophy.
  14. QUOTE (iamshack @ Jul 19, 2017 -> 10:46 AM) Look, I'm not going to make the same arguements with the 5 or so guys that want to suddenly value Kahle as nothing because he's no longer on our team. Try reading. Read Hahn's quotes. Read the analytics. Watch a game. This is confusing. What did you expect to get for him?
  15. QUOTE (iamshack @ Jul 19, 2017 -> 10:38 AM) He's not a penny stock. Dude has incredible stuff. He was always well-thought of as a guy who, if he could put it together, he could be dominant. I'm not sure I agree he was ever thought of that highly. This is the very definition of selling high. This is how you rebuild smartly.