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    This means sox will be active in free agency

    JR was crying about financial losses only a few months ago, I just don't see a spending spree coming. Will there bill offseason additions, yet but I don't see the Sox spending for Bauer, Springer, etc. Honestly I don't think they have to either. They have many pieces in place and no team (even the Dodgers) is perfect in every category, they just need to make smart signings. Address SP and bullpen needs via ufa or trades. Also just for fun, I think Bauer lands with the Angels. Arte Moreno keeps on striking out on the high priced pitchers, eventually he's going to land one of them by giving them the farm. They came in 2nd for Cole last year, I think they land Bauer this year. Can't keep on wasting Trout's prime.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    La Russa does speak Spanish. I think the Sox are serious about this, there's no reason to interview him just to interview him for old times sake. Also we know BN is a mouthpiece for KW.
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    If you're Rick Hahn and not just a fan...

    FWIW I prefer Machado over Harper and think the Sox have better odds to land Manny. I think the Sox are doing the right thing by meeting with both but I just don't think Harper wants to come here and I think he prefers an NL team and most likely winds up with the Dodgers if they can move some payroll. Manny on the other hand makes more sense and I just get a vibe that there's a realistic shot the Sox can sign him opposed to Harper. Just a gut feeling.
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    If you're Rick Hahn and not just a fan...

    To be fair I don't think Eloy was ever in the Cubs long term plans. He was the guy that was going to get moved for a cost controlled SP especially after they traded Torres for Chapman. He was a guy that I think they knew they knew they were going to have to trade eventually. Heyward is their RF and he's not going anywhere because of his contract.
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    Rosenthal: Could Harper be headed to the southside

    Multiple insiders have said that Philly is definitely still in the Harper/Machado bidding. Like the Sox they have a ton of payroll room to add either of these guys. Also watch the Dodgers lurking. Been seeing that they are aggressively trying to trade Puig and Kemp.
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    Am I only the only 1 uneasy about this off season?

    FWIW I think the offseason the Sox spend is next offseason as opposed to this one. No downside to going after Machado or Harper but common sense says that one of them will end up in New York and the other most likely in Philly. This is a big season for the Sox as far as seeing which young guys are starting to make progress and which ones aren't and then being able to figure out who to spend the big money on.
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    Yu Darvish to Cubs

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Feb 11, 2018 -> 03:50 PM) Arrieta does - the Cubs will get a pick back if he signs elsewhere. And that's a silly concept anyway. If the Cubs are that worried about a 2nd or 3rd round pick that they're going after a pitcher that they like less, then their priorities are totally screwed up. They went after Darvish because they wanted starting pitching help and they picked the pitcher they preferred. Whatever their reason was, they seriously preferred darvish to Arrieta. They might have preferred Darvish to Arrieta but haven't the Cubs been trying to extend Arrieta for a few years now but he wants an Elite contract like Price/Grienke? They were in a spot where they needed a top end SP and if Arrieta/Boras were/are still sticking to their guns of their desired terms, then Theo probably did what he had to do in signing Darvish. I really want to see what Arrieta signs for. I can't see Boras let it being a penny less than the Darvish deal and I have no idea who would give Arrieta that type of deal right now. If the Cubs wouldn't then who will? It will be interesting to see if Arrieta overplayed his hand.
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    White Sox have shown interest in Machado

    I honestly think the Sox are going to land Machado next year and if they don't it won't be because of money. I think the Sox are in it to win it with him and know that he may command a $300 mil plus deal and are willing to do what is needed to get him to the South Side.
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    White Sox have shown interest in Machado

    Peter Angelos is the worst. I knew this was going to lead to nothing.
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    Giancarlo Stanton traded to Yankees

    I don't see how this move doesn't put the Yankees as the AL favorites for years to come. Wow.
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    A Star is Born

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Aug 18, 2017 -> 12:02 PM) eh, i wouldnt go that far. Just like 3 days ago he was on a streak of 8 straight games with a K. He is an adventure in left(at best). He is basically Sox adam dunn right now Baez is probably a better comp for Moncada. Struggled when called up in 2014 with massive K number and was so poor the next Spring Training that he played most of 2015 in AAA. Came into his own in 2016 and had a very good playoff run and is now really establishing himself. Cubs never gave up on him and were patient with him, Sox must do the same with Yoan and we might have to accept that just because he was the #1 prospect in MLB doesn't automatically mean he'll be an overnight superstar.
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    2017 White Sox prediction thread

    I'm going with 70 wins. However if they trade Q early in the season then we're looking at somewhere in the mid to low 60's.
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    Frazier Trade Discussion

    As I said yesterday, Frazier might be an in season trade candidate.
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    Trade/FA Predictions for Rest of Off Season

    I actually think that things may slow down for the Sox. Obviously they can trade Q whenever but only when they feel the return is right. I think that guys like Frazier/Robertson/Melky will be dealt in time but quite possibly not until the trade deadline and that might be the best time to trade these guys to get the best value. It's not like teams forgot that Frazier and Robertson didn't have the best of years last year so their value might be down now and with no real expectations for the big league club this year, the Sox might as well let them try and rebuild some value.