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  1. Frank_Thomas

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I feel we will see some progress on the Manny front this week. In reality it’s been pretty quiet for the last week and in particular this weekend. If it’s a quiet day today I think it signals things have started to progress. I truly believe if we sign Manny it happens this week.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I thought this too at first glance. I’m having trouble seeing a Sox hat out of it. And the shape of the side patch doesn’t match the spring training one.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    And thank you too Sir.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Thank you for your service to our Country Sir.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Sorry if I missed it but I didn’t see this tweet from Bob-o. Did get a bleacher report update that Joe Maddon said the Cubs getting Harper “isn’t going to happen.” So that’s positive news.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    So much for wishfully thinking this would somehow end today.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale · 1m The Chicago #Whitesox, who made their 7-year offer to Manny Machado nearly two weeks ago, have not revised their offer as of this morning. So far, still have not budged in their stance.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    You’re probably right on. But reporters will ask some leading questions. Everyone knows what this looks like and it will be interesting to see the questions asked and if his answers are like you say or he lets on more than we expect. Someone should definitely ask him why do you think the Sox signed you above market value when their was such a robust OF market that has yet to set a market for players. May be just as you say but I for one will be interested o hear or read what was asked and how and what he responded like.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I think Alonso’s conference call consisted of 10 questions total, 6 of which were about Manny. So I’ll say 6 and still go over.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Agreed. And regardless of what happens with Manny there will be plenty of other moves coming and he may be willing to do this now for something later. Happens a lot I’m sure.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Another interesting point now that Jay is official according Bob, he will also have comments and questions with the media. Most likely today, should make for some interesting quotes.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That’s what I was getting at. He always opens himself after a trade or signing so this is odd that he still hasn’t commented on Herrera and that broke Monday.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Now that this seems officially official, it will be interesting if Hahn has any comments or conference calls with the media. He still hasn’t commented on Herrera, If we don’t hear from him after Jay too. I think that will be very telling he was working on something, probably much larger.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Isn’t the Phillies brass flying to Vegas to meet with Bryce in person this weekend? Pretty odd they would be turning to MM right now with the Harper meeting in place. This just seems like more of the nonsense we have seen all offseason.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This is two tweets in response to an original tweet: Then the quoted tweet came from Simentte Source saying his info about Manny is spot on but not about Andjular. So the fact that Yankee Source believes if it was about Money Manny would have already signed elsewhere already?? It would be the opposite, if it wasn’t about money he would have already signed with NYY. He may still end up as a Yankee but clearly he is holding out for money... Plus Yankee Source stated he hasn’t signed yet. What positive momentum has trended towards the Yankee side lately? That his wife would prefer Ny? Now who knows how much the Sox moves of Jay, Alonso, and to a lesser degree the other signings, helps until after he signs. It’s either desperation, tactful acquisitions to appease Mannys camp to lessen the fact he will have to sustain a year or two a rebuild, and to surround him with family and friends on and off the field during the these years? As much beef as Hahn receives here sometimes he’s a smart dude. He is very tactful in his negotiations and ways. He always has a reason for an acquisition that fits into the bigger picture. He has stated we aren’t just going to sign FA as stop gaps just to spend money or takes positions away for players to develop. That makes Jay and Alonso more than cannon fodder for 19. He has also stated multiple times over the last two years the money for talent will be there and that the FO is prepared to part with old or customary spending habits if they wanted a chance to compete with big name FA in the future. All of this leads me to believe Hahn has a plan and these moves make me think he is confident Manny is signing. Otherwise why put your nuts on the line so if he doesn’t land MM but signed and traded for these guys he would be laughed at in the media and around the league just cause of the desperation of the moves themselves and allowing yourself to be burned. Even if he really wanted to sign and trade for Alonso and Jay for purposes beyond manny, he would have to know the perception it portrays to fans and media regardless of his intentions. It makes me confident Hahn knows what he is doing and confident about the Manny situation. And again why hasn’t he spoken to the media since the Herrera signing. And why haven’t the Sox have not made the Jay signing official yet? The media has details of the contact but no acknowledgement yet? I know it’s pending a physical and Jay could be on vacation or something. Just seems to be a lot of smoke out there to me. But I could be completely wrong, who knows anymore.
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