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  1. Eminor3rd

    Goodbye Soxtalk

    Killer ballpark in Nashville from what I’ve heard. They draw very well. Overall, the minor league ballpark experience is just so much better than the MLB anyway.
  2. No, they just weren’t willing to win the bidding. KW literally said today that they couldn’t go to 300mm.
  3. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I know.
  4. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    "The Phillies would not counter San Diego." If Lozano was not willing to take counter offers, then he left money on the table.
  5. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Of course they'd have to beat it. Are you saying the Sox shouldn't have gone to a, say, $31mm AAV? Less than what both Kershaw and Greinke make?
  6. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That's a lot of assumptions on how the process went, PAL, lol. Also runs directly counter to reports on the Phillies denying to match the offer when Lozano called Klentak.
  7. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If they failed to communicate/build enough rapport over the last six months to make sure they got a chance to beat any offer, they completely failed at negotiating properly. If they GOT the chance to match it but didn't, they cheaped out and were never willing to win the bidding. This is a huge failure for them. There's no other way to spin it.
  8. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No team had a cleaner payroll, and no team needed him more than the White Sox, yet the White Sox weren't willing to get it done -- despite the fact that there WASN'T some 10 team bidding war, which would drive the price up.
  9. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    There was nothing even remotely insane about the offer. He's not even the highest paid player in the game.
  10. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The payroll is a hell of a lot lower than the Padres, that's for sure.
  11. Eminor3rd

    Machado is gone. Now what?

    More bullshit, just without the silver lining of being able to sign good players.
  12. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    A legit offer that missed the mark by fifty million dollars.
  13. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No, everyone’s been paying to watch the team lose on purpose under the specific understanding that it was part of a process where they’d invest when they needed to invest when the right opportunities arrived. They just proved they aren’t really going to do that. They may say they’ll “keep trying next time,” but there will never again be a free agent this risk-free, with a more perfect fit on the roster, in a historically depressed market, where the only team you have outbid is the FUCKING PADRES. The small market Padres. The Sox have $15 million dollars committed to contracts NEXT season. The Padres just beat the White Sox with a bid that doesn’t even make Machado the highest paid total contract OR average AV. When Harper signs, he won’t even be the highest contract in his own damn class. This, unfortunately, isn’t just about Machado. This is the best evidence we’ve ever seen that this regime will never sign a top free agent.
  14. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This team just explicitly told us they aren’t willing to pay a player $30mm per year under any circumstances. This was arguably the second best free agent opportunity ever, next to Alex Rodriguez. Im trying to resist hyperbole because this is all very hot and fresh, but I’ve never felt worse or more hopeless about this franchise than I do now. It would have been one thing to lose the bidding, but it’s entirely another to lose it when it was at a rate well below what established superstars are already making. If this is how they’re going to operate, the only way they’ll ever win again is through pure luck.
  15. Eminor3rd

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The only reason for anyone to tolerate a rebuild is so that they nail shit like this. There’ll never be a better opportunity to step up than this was. What a joke.
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