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About MiddleCoastBias

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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    BlackJack McDowell or Ray Durham

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  1. MiddleCoastBias

    Sox TV Ratings Update...

    No mention of the number of MLB.tv subscription cancellations on February 19th? That's a shame.
  2. MiddleCoastBias

    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    I keep reading all of the names out there and I can't help but be excited about just about everyone we're connected to - we have a real opportunity to improve our club tonight. Going to be a fun night, folks
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    I feel like teams are going to wait until after Kimbrel signs (and thus after the draft) to read for Colome. Whoever loses out on the Kimbrel sweepstakes will have to pony up a prospect for Colome. I imagine contenders' priorities likely lay in spending money without giving up a player first, and then trade prospects for Colome as a consolation prize.
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    FS: White Sox Should Be Pleased With 3rd Pick

    Finally, a topic (and thread) to be excited about! We're going to take our lumps this season, but I'm excited to watch the draft boards as we get closer to the picks. Great write-up, sounds like we've got some exciting players to choose from in what should be an easy decision to make when it gets to our pick.
  5. MiddleCoastBias

    New Banner

    I don't care - give the people what they want, bring back Cody Asche!
  6. MiddleCoastBias

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    So who was starting that GoFundMe to put a billboard up on the highway by the stadium, again....?
  7. MiddleCoastBias

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    100%. It also shows other free agents in the coming years that we intend to be serious. This will help is attract a pitcher when it's time to contend, get our version of when the Cubs signed Lester right before their run. We'll likely need a competitive and proven vet pitcher to cap off our rotation and this signing would help move the needle in that direction.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I feel like he can take a look at Ian Desmond's offer from the Nationals a few years ago and that what he eventually had to settle for as a good example of why NOT to wait for free agency.
  9. MiddleCoastBias

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    It's a fair question, and I think the FO is set up in a lose-lose situation after making such a vocal and visible push for Machado and failing so publicly. Half of the fan base would be pissed that we failed again, and the other half would be pissed if we said he didn't try.
  10. MiddleCoastBias

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Because they're paid professionals with influence and Shack is... not?
  11. MiddleCoastBias

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Why do people keep asking this same rhetorical question, get the same answer from people that choose to believe the Sox might be in it, and then reply "no, we were never in it." You ask for an answer - some people value different things differently and we don't know how they arrive at their valuation. Just because they wouldn't pay X for Y doesn't mean they won't pay Q for R. Harper may have a different value to them (marketability etc etc) that they didn't see with Machado. This isn't reversing course - we don't KNOW their course.(obligatory retort: "but do they even know?")
  12. MiddleCoastBias

    2/23 ST Games, split vs. LAD and OAK

    I believe Ricky said the main starters will be doing back-field practices and warm-ups this weekend and won't be appearing in games for a few days.
  13. MiddleCoastBias

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    But who would win in a fight, 80 Adam Engels or 1 Bryce Harper, hmmmmm?
  14. MiddleCoastBias

    Thinking of cheering for the Cubs next year

    Definitely exciting to see what we have coming up. I always try to make it out to Pawtucket, RI when the PawSox host the Charlotte Knights and these last two years have been a must. I've got that series circled in my calendar already.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    We don't need a reason.