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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Given the way the FA landscape is looking right now, there is no reason the Phillies couldn't pull this off.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Agreed. If the Sox were to sign Machado, I wouldn't be opposed to him on a 3 year deal with a high AAV.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Perhaps I'm being too pessimistic and took this quote out of context. Here's what Passan wrote in the final paragraph of his column: "Chicago already has traded for first baseman Yonder Alonso, Machado's brother-in-law, and signed outfielder Jon Jay, a close friend. The transactions by themselves haven't swayed Machado to deem the White Sox a favorite, but they were strong indications of Chicago's seriousness about signing Machado." edit - I should have reread his article before making that post. Initially I thought Passan was saying the Sox hadn't done enough to be considered the favorites for Machado, when he was just referencing the acquisitions of Alonso & Jay.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Passan going out of his way to say the Sox aren't the favorites for Machado seemed noteworthy.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    It's because most fans and media are allowing teams to use the luxury tax as a justification for not spending. The penalties aren't severe enough where it should be treated as a defacto hard cap. Salaries haven't remotely kept up with revenues in baseball over the last 10+ years.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    It is mind boggling to me that big market teams are getting a PR pass for treating the luxury tax as a hard cap.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If the Sox can't position Machado well enough for him to be an ~average defender at SS, that's an indictment of their front office, analytics department, etc.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    How productive that core was is only part of the equation, too. There were years when Sale/Eaton/Abreu/Q were *collectively* making less than what 1 Chris Sale year would be worth as a free agent. Greinke signed for 6/206 despite being an older and less effective pitcher than Sale. Q was regularly putting up ~3.5 fWAR seasons (or better) while making peanuts from the Sox. Per Fangraphs, Quintana had 4 seasons with the White Sox where he produced above 30M in value. The most he was paid by the Sox in one year was 5.4M. Heyward signed for 8/184 with a *very* similar skillset to Eaton, etc. None of the best players on the ~2012-2016 teams were making anything close to their market value. It is impossible to overstate how big of a failure it was for Hahn/KW to not build a contender around them.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Hahn/KW deserve enormous praise for assembling such a good core, and they deserved to be fired for the inability to build anything resembling a contending team around it.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This is what I'm thinking right now, too. Not that I can understand how the Sox could justify allowing another team to outbid them for Machado.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Getting into free agency again at 33-34 doesn't make much sense. He should be pushing for and deserves a 10 year deal. This is a 26 year old player on a HoF trajectory.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Better chance to win? Larger fanbase? I'm not trying to troll, just throwing those out as possible advantages for the Phillies.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    People were filling out hypothetical lineups with Machado and Harper in them yesterday. It's natural for all fan bases to be overly optimistic about this sort of thing.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I don't see how any conversation from Machado's perspective wouldn't start with him topping Greinke's AAV of 34.4M. Getting him at 30M per year does not seem realistic to me.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Offer him enough where there isn't one or it's very late in the contract.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    There is zero indication anything will happen today. I find it hard to believe the largest sports contract in North American history is a few hours from being announced when *zero* reporters have given an indication something is imminent. Hopefully I'm wrong and Machado is a White Sox within a few hours.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I know Sox transactions tend to come out of nowhere, but it'd be nice if *any* writers with credibility were saying a deal is close.
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    Sox could chase Moustakas If MM goes elsewhere

    Any owner not giving their front office enough payroll flexibility to sign *Mike Moutakas* deserves to be scorned.
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    Hahn on The Score this morning

    Preferring one over the other is fine, but if the Sox are interested in one of Machado or Harper it makes 0 sense not to be interested in the other. My guess is that one of them wouldn't be willing to sign with a non contender anyway.
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    8/8 GT - NYY @ Sox - Severino vs Giolito

    This is my retort when people are overly pessimistic about the future of the White Sox rebuild, too. But I think it would be impossible to overstate the gap in front office intelligence + player development ability of the Astros compared to the White Sox.
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    8/8 GT - NYY @ Sox - Severino vs Giolito

    Entering tonight, Giolitto had a 5.51 FIP with no one on base vs a 6.44 FIP with runners on. It's a matter of varying degrees of awfulness, really.
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    The Sox have a 9 game road trip in September which includes 3 @ KC & 3 @ Baltimore. Dropping 5 of 6 in those two series would not surprise me at all.
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    4.5 games behind Baltimore at #1. 3 games behind KC at #2. 3.5 games ahead of San Diego at #4. It's not likely, but I do think the #1 pick is in play for this season.
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    Losing Culture

    Years of building up a losing culture didn't seem to prevent the Astros, Cubs, or Royals from winning when they had the talent to do so.
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    Does Abreu want to be traded?

    Matt Davidson wRC+ by month March/April: 168 May: 108 June: 90 July: 126 It's not saying much, but he has pretty clearly been the best hitter on the team so far this season.
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