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    Gio Gonzalez

    Yes. I get the innings eater angle when you have a team that has a shot at the playoffs, but with this team, you might as well roll with cheaper options. Even if it takes 4 or 5 guys. Nova or not, someone is going to pitch those innings. Maybe at some point, they thought they would sign Machado and have some sort of shot at actually contending this year. Probably about as silly as thinking he would take $50 million less so he could be so privileged to wear a White Sox uniform. But hey, they did make a trade with the Cubs. Does it irk any else like it does me when they has Hahn about Machado and Harper, he always mentions "no one ever thought we would make a trade with the Cubs" like he deserves some sort of statue or something.?
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    Fire Jim Boylen

    He sucks but for some reason GarPax seem to like him. I would imagine his leash is short. One management position they have no problem changing is the head coach. A couple of years from now, we will forget about his reign.
  3. Billy Hamilton is the prime attention getter in KC? God are they bad.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    First, he called it an extension. Does that mean it would actually start after this season? Second, the Sox sent him down. If something was near, would that have happened?
  5. Only the White Sox can downgrade defensively when they rid themselves of Avi. impressive.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Sure it is. It's the service time rules. No team has been punished for doing it. and the White Sox are hardly the first team to do it, and probably not the last. If you hired an accountant to do you taxes and he or she came up with a perfectly legal loophole that would make you pay nothing, would you be praising them or telling them they are criminal? They are taking advantage of the rules. Just like players take advantage of anything they can. The White Sox supposedly tried to negotiate with Eloy last year. Now this rumor this year. So he has his options. If he doesn't want to take the money, he can spend a couple of weeks in Charlotte. With how the rules are in place, and the current state of the team, doing anything other than what they are doing with him would be dumb.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Luxury tax. White Sox. Seriously?
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    **Big Ten Tournament 2019**

    I am not an Illini fan, but am very happy that Otter thing was defeated.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    It is not bad faith it is playing by the rules. 2 weeks gets another year of control The players agreed to this. Did they not think it would ever be used? It would be stupid for the White Sox or any other team in their situation not to do what they are doing.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    What the White Sox are doing is within the rules and the smart thing to do. If the players don’t like it, they shouldn’t have agreed to it. They are doing wha is best for the team, just as a player will do anything in their power to do what is best for the player, players can pop off about it all they want, but if there is a loophole in their agreement that they can take advantage of I am sure they would. Yes, it is ridiculous Eloy has to go back to Charlotte. But it is just as ridiculous the Sox give up a year of control for 2 weeks without him during a non contention season.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    He's always been a bit off on predicting the future. Jack McDowell and Ray Durham come to mind. They both were traded for peanuts in anticipation the system was going to change. It did change, just not the way they envisioned. This contract is fine if he's always an MVP type, but their first 8 years Arenado will make $95 million and Machado $96 million. Eloy will be older when he is eligible to become a FA, so assuming he's a big star, this is pretty much market rate. I would think guaranteeing someone even half of that before they ever stepped to the plate in the major leagues, should mean there is at least a little give at the other end.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    But it's not really a bargain. If he isn't a star, that's whatever it is vs. $2 million to $3 million. I think he will be great, but I would want at least some clarity before I offered him a potential 9 figures.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    The problem is, even with the options, if you don't want to exercise them that most likely means you have already overpaid him.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Personally, if I was the White Sox, I wouldn't do it. I would revisit it in a year.Maybe he wouldn't do it then, but it's not like if he is a star they would be getting a huge discount. The downside still is greater than the upside IMO before any MLB action. It isn't very team friendly. Not at all like the Sale, Eaton and Q contracts. If he performs, he gets paid.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    He already is locked up for several years to come. This gives them a year and 2 weeks more.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    So the guaranteed rate is probably less than half of the total.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    And that's if he performs at MVP levels. I don't see the motivation for the White Sox unless their are team options involved.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    The one worry you have is what this would do to Eloy's motivation. A lot of guys have been paid and all of a sudden the performance drops off. Usually guys are very hungry at his age. Now, I'm trying to get in touch with Gene Lamont's people. I have to do better than Caulfield's YMCA with him. Maybe kiss cam.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Theses same dopes probably wanted Matt Davidson signed to the contract Eloy is rumored to be hooked with after opening day last year. It is amazing the hot takes people make out of spring training games.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    So far, they have been burned anticipating the "new" system. They traded Jack McDowell because of it, And also "traded" Ray Durham AND cash for Jon Adkins because of it.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    If he is a perennial MVP candidate this is fine. Seems like a big risk for a team that is so against risk.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    I don't see it it would be a lot more. It may be slightly more if he's a star among stars. I also think you could have offered him something along the same lines in a year or 2. It would be hard for him to turn down 9 figures then.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    I don't understand this from a Sox perspective. Save the money, and pay him when he needs to be paid. From Eloy's perspective, if this is true, he needs to sign it quickly.
  24. Hun said they would take a 2nd but really don’t want to trade him until they have a replacement. He also said they were never in for Bell, and he didn’t fit what Nagy was looking for because he may not be any faster than Howard.
  25. Hub said the Bears turned down 3rd round picks for Howard.
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