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  1. almagest

    Harper Latest: Smoke around the Phightin Phils

    I would love for this to be true but we've heard the Sox won't go to 300 mil guaranteed and they haven't spoken to Harper in months. It might be that he told teams "I'm waiting for Machado" but at this point with this epic failure fresh in mind I seriously doubt it. If Harper doesn't want the Phillies he might take that short term deal for a year or two and try again when more big markets free up money.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No wonder we had to wait until fucking February. Why in the world would Machado accept an offer without an opt-out? Even a 5 year opt out means the signing team gets his best years! Unbelievable. I change my mind. This was not a competitive offer. Not even close.
  3. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yeah. If we were out earlyish I’d be a little pissed but it’s what I expected. They put forth their absolute best effort and still lost and lost badly.
  4. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If they're also not going to 300 for Machado we have a chance for Harper still. Get it done White Sox. Also sounds like the Sox knew and could match but assumed their offer was "better" somehow. They completely failed to understand what Machado wanted. What a disaster of a negotiation.
  5. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I think this is true. Lozano took final bids, White Sox fell short. I don't necessarily fault them for that particular sequence of events, its just everything leading up to it. We should never have been in a situation where the Padres could jump in and make a fair offer and beat us.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    It's honestly under fair value if you price WAR ~$9m and wouldn't cripple the franchise because they have few other commitments. This was their best opportunity to buy a superstar and they failed. They also brought in two guys who shouldn't be on this team and still failed. Now they look like idiots. I honestly don't know how you're able to spin this into a positive.
  7. almagest

    Harper Latest: Smoke around the Phightin Phils

    If it's not Bryce Harper then don't even bother mentioning it.
  8. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    How is 10/300 insane?
  9. almagest

    Machado is gone. Now what?

    It's also absolutely mind-boggling that the White Sox signed Jay and traded in-division for Alonso and ended up without Machado. I just can't get over it. What a disaster.
  10. almagest

    Machado is gone. Now what?

    I agree. There's no need for either of them right now, so swallow your pride and find partners or DFA/trade them both. Let them sign somewhere better for them and for us.
  11. almagest

    Harper Latest: Smoke around the Phightin Phils

    The White Sox absolutely have to sign Harper now. There's really no other option. It's not even just the talent he has and the value he has on and off the field at ~35 mil/yr. It's also the perception value here. This franchise right now is as low as I can remember it being. They need a redemption badly, and nothing like Harper is coming any time in the next few years.
  12. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That obviously didn't matter to Machado. Know who you are trying to sign a contract with and adjust your offer accordingly.
  13. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If they're so loyal why not guarantee the last 2 years? He'll have absolutely given you his best in the previous years so take care of him 100% from the get go.
  14. almagest

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Those options would likely never vest because no way he'd be worth that much when he's 35/36 and he knows it. Otherwise god damnit that offer is SO CLOSE. If they guaranteed those two years he'd be a White Sox now. Make the same offer to Harper but at 10 guaranteed with 31.25/yr and 35 in the last two and you're at 320 million.
  15. It's not even that. It's nice to know you are able to fail. People who don't think they can fail are going to be super conservative. The problem is the Sox apparently don't hire people who take real risks and don't have a culture where you (apparently) can even do that.
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