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Markbilliards

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About Markbilliards

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    September Call Up
  • Birthday 06/09/1985

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    Warrenville, IL

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Most people on here pay attention to more than just what goes on at the MLB level.
  • Favorite Sox player
    Mark Buehrle
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Steve Lyons pulling his pants down during a game
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Big Frank

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  1. Markbilliards

    Harper Latest: Smoke around the Phightin Phils

    Wanted Manny. Really don't want Harper. He is definitely more likely to not be worth his contract. If we were going to be offering incentive laden contracts, it should have been to the inconsistent one, Bryce, not Manny.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Maybe the "Manny doesn't want Yonder to catch him cheating" factor did come into play.
  3. Markbilliards

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Guys there is good news! You can happily tell Dan Clark or whatever his name was, how wrong he was now!
  4. Markbilliards

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I would have to imagine that Machado's camp would tell the Phillies that we are now signing with ChiSox unless you beat it right now.
  5. Markbilliards

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I have no idea, but I would imagine there isn't necessarily a standard that has to be made on how the policy is set up. Insurance companies are willing to customize their policies if the price is right. I ADD'd out and didn't read the whole thing, but here's a decent article on insurance on Fangraphs.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Its not required to get a policy in MLB, but the Sox would 100% would have an insurance policy on Machado.
  7. Markbilliards

    Cubs Claim Ian Clarkin

    Holy cow. Just looked at his transaction history. Its almost like MLB is playing a joke on him.
  8. Markbilliards

    Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects

    Better power than both. Hit for a bit better average than Basabe this year. A year younger than Gonzalez. But its not like he's light-years ahead of those 2, just has the edge by a bit.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This is the same as when Hahn expressed frustration publicly about a week ago with false rumors. Now they're doing it on Lozano's end, that's all. We're even now.
  10. Markbilliards

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I Lol'd at this.
  11. Markbilliards

    Sox Sign Jon Jay; 1 year/$4 mil, Charlie Tilson DFA'd

    What upside? He's 27 and has never hit higher than .264 outside of rookie ball.
  12. The only thing I've been concerned about is that we are desperate enough to get him that we promise him SS opposed to 3B. But as someone pointed out earlier, he was probably only going for SS last year because he thought that would get him more money in free agency.
  13. Markbilliards

    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    Come on guys, don't be so sensitive. This was actually kind of funny.
  14. Markbilliards

    What would you prefer?

    Because we have already won the WS in recent enough memory, I would say number one. The excitement of a playoff hunt for half a decade where we would be known as a dominant team would be stronger than a season of championship that may be called a fluke. Now if we didn't win in 05, my answer would be different.
  15. Markbilliards

    Update: Machado met with Sox

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