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  1. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    I bought a few of the 2016 caps sans NE logo on clearance after that season. I am stocked up and don't plan on ever buying another game cap ever because I hate the logo on the side. Fine for a replica, but looks so bad as part of the uniform. And come 2020, we're going to have Nike's swoosh on the chest of the jerseys, so none of this is ever getting better. Probably 5 years until we have "modest" advertisements on the sleeves and maybe another 10 years before it looks like NASCAR or soccer.
  2. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    Machado's father is either taking liberties or doesn't know the whole story. We've heard from a handful of sources that the Yankees never actually offered a contract. The Dodgers have a 3B and a SS, interest in Harper, and not enough money to spend. I don't doubt they made a crap offer to Machado, but if they were serious, we'd have heard of it by now. Either way, he just said vague stuff which could point to pretty much any team other than the Yankees. And who knows if he has any actual info?
  3. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    Actually, the New Era logo now appears on all official game hats. Has since the 2016 playoffs. And it still looks awful and out of place.
  4. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    But *do* we really know he wants to go to the Yankees? There were lots of reports that he loved the Yankees as a kid, but I think everybody just assumed he still loves them and wants to play there. But I agree with the rest of your post. He will go wherever he gets paid.
  5. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    If he dies, the team wouldn't keep paying his contract to this family. He only loses on the 1 year gamble if he makes it out alive.
  6. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    Wow. I knew about him quitting, but just attributed it to him being nuts. This is messed up.
  7. Yeah, that first quote sounds awful.
  8. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    Do tell. If he really thinks he could get a contract for $325 next offseason, he might do it. Leaving $135 mil or so on the table this year to potentially get a contract worth $150 mil more than this next year? I wouldn't bet on it, but I could see it.
  9. Yes. I am also triggered when people have beliefs and views I don't hold. Horrified, even.
  10. Is he crying poor or saying that they can't spend additional money because of the luxury tax? Because the first would be stupid, but the second is a legitimate issue. I don't pay attention to the Cubs so I don't know their situation, but reading all this stuff via the Manny/Harper situation, it's easy to see that the new luxury tax is disastrous for the players and just lets the biggest owners keep more of their money. The Yankees/Dodgers/Cubs could all easily spend more and just laugh at the additional tax if it was under the old system.
  11. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    Honestly, what the hell is Levine talking about? He needs a nap.
  12. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    That would be the worst thing they could do, both in confronting him and taking the offer away. He didn't accuse the Sox, and they don't want to look like they have a guilty conscience here. And Manny will get massively paid somewhere, even if the market collapses and he does have to take $175 mil. He will have other suitors. The Sox have no other Manny Machado. The Sox need him a hell of a lot more than he needs them.
  13. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    I don't think it necessarily means they're "more serious," or in intense negotiations, just that their offer is much higher than the $175m figure.
  14. Roughneck

    Manny: Nope, still no news

    For the NBA, it's not just the cap but the max contracts. What could Lebron get in an open market with no caps or max? $80 mil a year? $90 mil? But he can only get $40 or so, which means he's losing a great deal, but mediocre or bad players are gaining more. And I don't see how a cap would help he Yankees, other than their pocket books. I think a cap would be basically a more formal version of what we have had of late - teams would spend big for top talent, and it would essentially come down to what percentage of their finite payroll certain teams would be willing to give to a superstar player. But the current system is a disaster for the players. It is effectively a cap, but with none of the revenue-sharing increasing their salaries annually. But I agree with the rest of the stuff you said.
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