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  1. No doubt. Its public speak he has to say
  2. Of course it is. However, believe it or not that can't control everything especially the player. If a player really has a preferred destination there is nothing they can do about it. As I stated before, maybe its Chicago they have a problem with. Many posters on here stated they would prefer other cities. Blaming the FO for things out of their control is just looking to blame them. I know you dont like the FO and management and it's just another way to blame them. Over the summer you blamed them for not offering the money and that is the reason because players only care about the most money. Now that the Sox are offering the most money, you are finding ways to blame them again. If the offer falls short, I'll agree with you. But the players states they really wanted to play elsewhere for some other reasons, I'll disagree
  3. This still doesn't make sense. You are assuming the reason they dont pick the Sox is purely related to the team. This isn't necessarily true. in the case of Machado, if he goes to the Yankees its could because he has always wanted to play there and prefers the east coast. For harper it could be the marketing opportunities on LA, which is more of against the city than the team. Until you see the situation you cant just say it's making the team a laughingstock.
  4. I guess since people are more concerned about how others view them as opposed to really trying to improve the team. It seems the issue is the sox outing themselves out their and really trying to acquire one of these guys, then failing. Its better than not trying at all in my view, but some can turn trying for the golden ring a negative.
  5. ptatc

    Harper part 3

    Always look on the bright side of life.
  6. When you are down and feeling g blue just whistle. Always look on the bright side of life.
  7. Not if he really wants to play there.
  8. The only time I can think of was when jack Lambert retired due to chronic turf toe and gave a portion of his already earned salary back to the Steelers because he couldn't play to his abilities and didnt earn it. But jack was a very odd I individual.
  9. The only exception would be the Yankees. He has always said, he would like to play there. The question is how much of a discount does that equate to
  10. There have been quotes that he prefers to stay at SS. How strong that preference is, will be the question.
  11. I'm not saying you don't do it. I fact I'm I favor of it. It os just a concern when negotiating the contracts with opt outs and options and such. You have to expect decline toward the end of 10 year deals although these 2 will be going enough that it shouldn't be as debilitating as some long term deals.
  12. Not going to lie, it did take a little longer with grading. However, grades are due Sunday and I submitted them all on wedsnesday. I think that's pretty good. 😁
  13. I look at my students the same way. What they "expect" from professors is different than what I "expected" from mine back in the day.