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    My main source for baseball news and views.
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    1959 Pennant clinching game
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    Fox, Aparicio, Minoso

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  1. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Now, Preller's problem is what to do with Ian Kinsler. I bet he calls Hahn and makes an offer.
  2. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Wrong. Not a huge salary. Boston paid that bonus.
  3. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    On the subject of opt outs, I like them, especially on long term deals. If a player decides to opt out half way through the deal, it means he performed well all those years. It benefits the team. Plus, the same team has first shot at the new contract anyway.
  4. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I'm not surprised. Once San Diego entered the picture it was all over. Where would you rather live if everything else is equal, San Diego or Chicago, for a guy named Machado?
  5. oldsox

    FS: 2019 is the Year of Seby Zavala

    Has there ever been a major league hitter with an average under .200 who walks a lot?
  6. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That's the conclusion I came to last month.
  7. oldsox

    Bob Nightengale Once Again Nails It

    Totally irrelevant stat in this case.
  8. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Mark Texiera was on one of the ESPN morning shows today, and he went into detail about feeling sorry for Machado/Harper because the big market teams are not bidding for them, even saying that they possibly do not want to play for any of the teams that are making offers.
  9. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yes, that IS greed. Stringing it out just to get every last penny is a perfect example of greed. You can justify it in your mind, but it is still Greed.
  10. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Typical rate is 4%. They usually carve out enough cash to pay the agent up front.
  11. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Same with Rockies. Denver used to be a small market, but it isn't anymore.
  12. Don't blame Nats for taking the offer off the table. I sure do like their outfield: Eaton, Robles, Soto. Wow.
  13. oldsox

    Cuban SS Yolbert Sanchez Can Sign Tuesday

    Eternal optimist.
  14. oldsox

    Sox Therapy Thread-Enter at your own risk

    Opt outs don't bother me very much. It's a sign of the times. Even with a two year opt out, his next two years should be among his better years stat-wise, unless he has gained 25 pounds in the last 2 months. If his market value goes up, which it probably won't, Sox will still have the ability to pay the additional freight.
  15. oldsox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Hawk loved him.
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