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  1. Special K

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    It's definitely because they're cheap. It's not like JR regularly hands out $100 million dollar contracts. Our biggest contract ever is $68 million. That is a JOKE this day and age. What major free agent is signing for anything under $200 million? Just tells you the Sox aren't even on the same planet when it comes to negotiating for big FAs. And no organization will ever compete consistently if they not in those talks.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    My comment was aimed at your belief the Sox couldn't avoid sending Machado out for 550 plate appearances - which most everyday starters might not achieve - in order to avoid paying him in the final 2 years of his contract. That's insane you think those final 2 years were guaranteed. Insane. Machado would've went for the deal if they were guaranteed. They weren't.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If you think this, then JR, Hahn and Levine have done their job.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yes, I mean, as laypersons, we have easily flagged all the reasons this deal was subpar. For the Sox to come out and claim their deal was superior, it's just straight lying to our faces. But i guess they're trying to fool the masses, which, unfortunately is probably what they accomplished with all their mouthpieces in the media.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The incentives were not easily attainable. He had to have 550 plate appearances in each of his last two seasons for each final $25 million year to kick in. The way the Sox play games, they would’ve sat him if they didn’t want to pay that money. No doubt. He took a guaranteed $50 million. Can’t blame the guy and I would advise my client the same. It’s $50 million dollars.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    While the Cubs will miss those guys, they’ll be just fine. They’ve went to the playoffs 4 straight years and the NLCS 3 out of 4. The cubs will have money again. Free Agents want to play for the Cubs. Harper wanted to go there, cubs just wouldn’t spend. Sox on the other hand may not recover from this. Theyre the laughing stock of not only their own city but all of baseball. I seriously think they may not recover from this. The fans are done. It may lead to them moving which could be best. Get this team away from the Reinsdorfs. They find it more profitable to run garbage out their which is very perverse for sports in general that that is a good business method. Both teams Reinsdorf runs are just absolute trash and yet he turns a handsome profit. Time to boycott. I’m done with the bulls, but it may be time for the Sox too until they get new ownership. Seriously ask yourselves, if Bulls didn’t luck into Jordan, where is Reinsdorf as an owner for these two teams. Sox have been to the playoffs twice in 15 years (never back to back) and it will likely be another 3-4 years if all goes “well” with the rebuild, which believe me, it isn’t. We have Eloy as the only bright spot.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If you google Hahn, his profile sums him up perfectly, “Since his promotion before the 2013 season, his teams have a 419–553 record and no postseason appearances.” more than 100 games below .500 and never even sniffing a playoff appearance and were not close to competing. We won’t be competing next year either. the only fact missing from his profile is “Embarrassingly traded for and signed Machado’s brother in law and friend in an attempt to pay him $50 million less than his market value and ironically spent that same amount of money in that offseason on sub-par players.”
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Frankly, if they weren’t 100% sure they were going to sign -Machado, I’m confused why they made any moves that would add to the payroll like they did whether it be through trades or signing FAs. It makes no sense. None of the moves they made are going to move the needle one iota and it’s a complete waste of cash. It just shows how inept this FO truly is. None of them are business savvy and none of the are baseball savvy. I’ll just assume any money spent is likely a much needed excuse for the FO as to why they won’t be able to spend in the future.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yes - they blew an opportunity of a lifetime. For rebuilds to work, you need to develop players just right and add the right FA talent. This was the perfect FA talent for a position that’s been an absolute black hole for the past decade. Not to mention a premier middle order of the bat. What a shame.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I have absolutely no faith guys will live up to expectations. Aside from bombing miserably in the FA market, this FO has an unusual knack for drafting terribly and being unable to develop players. Even the Sale trade - one of the most valuable assets in all of baseball over the last 10 years given talent and contract - is looking like a bomb. Kopech did get hurt, but Moncada hasn’t shown me anything. There’s a reason Boston let him go. Most FOs outfox our FO.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Honest question. With the Sox having missed out on Machado after trading for his brother in law and signing his best friend - two moves that just look horrible now - is this organization the biggest laughing stock in baseball? I think it has to be. What player would ever want to come play for this team? We’re not a desirable location, and were the second team in our city. Plus, aside from the Padres, what team has been worse than the Sox over the past two decades in terms of competitiveness? I can’t think of anyone.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    So we’ve now traded away a hall of famer in his prime (Sale) for nothing of substance (nobody has produced thus far), and passed on signing another hall of famer in his prime at a very reasonable price. This is the stuff dynasties are made of. Honestly, if Reindsorf didn’t luck into Jordan and Pippen, he may be the worst owner in professional sports.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    They lost out on what will be their best chance in likely what will end up being their past chance to sign a premier free agent in the past 50 years. All of the stars aligned for the Sox to sign Machado and they still lost because their offer was mediocre at best - they were $50 million less than the next highest bid. So yeah, Sox front office is trash and deserves to be ridiculed. Just wait til they try to make it up to the fans with garbage tier 2 and 3 FAs next year and likely trading for some bad contracts.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If the Sox couldn’t sign a future hall of famer in his absolute prime years when the market is probably as depressed as it will ever be with none of the big boys involved, they will never NEVER be players for real free agents nor will this organization ever be consistently competitive. They might get lucky like they did in 2005, but never perennial contenders. Manny is a top 3 player in the game, and they couldn’t even offer him a deal that most consider to be reasonable. Not even an overpay. Sad day for the fans.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I may become a Padres fan. Going to be awesome watching Manny and Tatis in a lineup soon. But hey... we got Jay, Alonso and Shields.
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