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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I'd be willing to make him the 5th starter in April, if necessary.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Machado is also a 26 year old on a HoF career trajectory. AJP is one of the most popular White Sox players of my lifetime and it's not like he was a perennial MVP contender.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If Machado were in "public" wearing White Sox memorabilia, don't we think a deal would be announced?
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Not spending the extra $ for Jeff Keppinger would be typical JR.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Adding Machado and calling it an off-season basically puts them at 74 projected wins on fangraphs.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    When a new CBA is signed. Big market teams will still be treating the luxury tax as a hard cap next winter. A year from now, people will be wondering why it's mid-January and Arenado/Paul Goldschmidt remain unsigned.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    With Machado being low balled to this degree, my concern is he'll insist on an opt out after year 3 to test free agency in the new CBA. I think it's very likely the financial pendulum swings back closer towards players once that's negotiated. But I don't see any reason to think the free agency landscape will be any better for him until a new CBA is in place.
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    Bruce Levine

    I'm also curious about this. Conveniently today is the first time in ~forever their show didn't upload to its podcast feed.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Why offer him the $100 gift card if no one else is offering above $25???
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If I were him, I'd be annoyed to never get tossed *any* scoops. He is a mouthpiece for the organization. One would think that'd buy him some favor.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The penalties for going over the luxury tax (even repeatedly!) are not that severe. Big market teams receiving a PR pass for treating it as a hard cap is mind blowing to me. But I'm glad that it could very well lead to the Sox signing one of Machado or Harper. http://m.mlb.com/glossary/transactions/competitive-balance-tax
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Something in baseball is broken when the league is posting record revenues and only 1/2 teams are seriously interested in 26 year olds on a HoF trajectory.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    In terms of total value in the deal, I suspect Harper and Machado will be #1 & #2. In terms of AAV, you're right.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I find it hard to believe what will likely be the 2 largest contracts in North American sports history will sneak up on people. I think we'll know days in advance a deal is close, about to be signed, etc. There is zero indication Harper or Machado will sign anytime soon.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If you care about this sort of thing, steamer has Eloy projected to hit .295 next season. 8th highest average in baseball! He's going to be so good! https://www.fangraphs.com/projections.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&type=steamer&team=0&lg=all&players=0&sort=17,d
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If it's true, then the entire organization deserves to be scorned. But we have no idea if it is.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    It's hard not to be pessimistic when this organization has done nothing to earn the benefit of the doubt.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Offering Machado that deal and not expecting he/his agent to completely end negotiations with you would be pretty bold.
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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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