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  1. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Could be all of them, just think it was simply not wanting to pay the money. There is no rational reason to stick to the 300 number unless it was just an idea stuck in JRs brain. I will not pay 300, but I will give him the possibility to make 325.
  2. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I agree that makes a difference as well. By why dont the Sox offer them? Because JR doesn't want them? Could be his stubbornness again.
  3. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I agree. The opt outs could be more of a factor as well. Similar money, the opt outs to make a big difference as well. This may take on even more importance if the CBA changes in a few years.
  4. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I agree. There is no reason why at this low of a price they shouldn't have done it. It has set back the rebuild for no good reason.
  5. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No I don't have proof. None of us has any proof. Both of our scenarios could be true. It just makes no sense why they would offer the fairly easily attainable incentives to pay him more than what SD offered. True it was a more team friendly deal but it seems like a small difference when they have been working on it for so long. It all comes down to the ego in my view. Of course, it could be wrong but it makes the most sense.
  6. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I disagree. I think you are underestimating JRs ego and how much he did not want to set the bar for the highest free agent contract ever.
  7. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This is why I keep going back to JRs ego. They knew what the agent wanted but were still trying to get the player without meeting the agents demands. It was a losing plan from the beginning. However they convinced themselves it was going to work because no other team was really in it until SD came along. They over played their hand because of JRs restrcitions.
  8. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No doubt . They tried to get creative so that JR wouldnt have to pay the highest contract ever. It was working too until SD came in. They screwed to up big time all because of JRs ego.
  9. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I would disagree that it happens to star players who the union would fight for. I dont think you could come up with an example where the Sox have suppressed one of their players salaries.
  10. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Right the guaranteed contract that JR wouldnt approve, because of ego.
  11. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Where is everyone getting the idea I believe in this organization. I've never once said they did the right thing here. I've said why they irrationally wouldnt do the deal while stating that Machado did the right thing because the JR screwed it up
  12. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I'm not defending them. I said that it wasn't about the overall money. It's about JR not wanting to known as the owner who gave out the highest FA offer. At no point did I defend anyone except Hahn who I think had his hands tied by JR.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No I don't. JR is unseasonably sticking to the ego trip of not signing the highest deal ever. It was flat our wrong to rob the team of this player. I think Hahn had his hands tied and did the best he could What the heck does Levine have to do with contract negotiations. He shouldn't be in the conversation.
  14. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This has absolutely nothing to do with the conversation. Move along.
  15. ptatc

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    They could not maneuver around the playing time easily. With the antagonist relationship the union and owners have, the union would be aall over that quickly. As I stated in another post, JR is referred to here as too loyal as a fault. If that's true, he wouldn't allow something like that to happen. As far as being a trainer, there are plenty of p,layers who can get 550 at bat at age 34 and 35 which would be the last years of the deal. He would be betting on himself a little but if he does it in just one of the years he would be right there. Again, I'm not saying I would take the Sox deal, I wouldn't. But the deal as not about the overall money. It was about an agent and an owner pissing about who can claim the highest free agent deal ever.
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