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  1. TheFutureIsNear

    Harper + Machado?

    I’d put it at .001 % chance
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    True, wasn’t thinking about the possibility of multiple opt out clauses...probably because it seems like a crazy thing to do for the team. But Manny and Boras have all the leverage with multiple teams interested so they will likely get someone to give in to what they want
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    I wonder if 10 years is even what Boras/Machado wants? I know he/they want opt out clauses, but at age 26 it doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. I’d want more like 6/7 years to hit FA again when contracts will likely be even crazier. I’d offer him something like 6 years $190M with an opt out after 3 to see if it entices him.
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    Harper part 3

    White Sox not willing to sign Harper or Manny to a record setting contract....I take it that it means we aren't signing them then http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/25539918
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    I know there's been plenty of discussion on him but like 7.5 Harper mega threads and 0 for Manny? Is that an indication that Harper is the clear cut preference of the board? And what's the max years/dollars you would offer him? And 1 more hypothetical question... -If it was the difference in him signing with the Sox or not, would you move TA (CF?) and let Manny play SS?
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    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Crap just realized his option is vesting. Only needs 526 PA’s to guarantee his 2020 $
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    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    This is either going to end up a genius trade or terrible...either Machado or the front office is collecting middling talent as a crappy way to “compete”
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    White Sox Sign C James McCann

    I don’t put a whole lot of stock into the stats that measure framing...but if true that he’s bad at it it would be a pretty headscratching signing. But also nothing to be upset about because it’s a backup C making relative peanuts
  9. https://www.sny.tv/yankees/news/yankees-gm-brian-cashman-has-spoken-with-free-agent-manny-machados-agent-multiple-times/301667776 Cashman publicly stated he’s spoken to Machado’s agent multiple times. And the Nats publicly made a very large offer to Harper trying to retain his services.
  10. Don’t get me wrong, I think there is at least some effort to land Harper, but It would be a pretty horrific marketing for a team to go “Nope, not interested in the best players.” I wouldn’t take anything any gm says to the media very seriously
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    Anyone interested in Kikuchi?

    I was big on taking a gamble on him until I saw he’s had arm issues already. I assume teams get to do their own medicals before signing? Or would we have to go by medicals we are given?
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    Plan if Sox miss out on Harper/Machado

    Don’t waste long term $ trying to piece together a mediocre team...but I would like to see a few players signed on 1 year deals (maybe 2 for the right guy). Bridge the gap and help the young players with vet leadership and get a little protection in the lineup. I don’t expect to compete next year but i think it’s time to take a step a forward from 100 losses and get some confidence in these young kids going into 2020. I don’t think tanking for another high draft pick is going to make a difference at this point. A smart trade or 2 for young position players would also be smart. Never hurts to look at reclinimation projects
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    Adam Jones

    I’d rather see Jones playing a corner OF spot on a cheap 1 year deal then see more Delmonico/Luery/Cordell/whatever we currently have on the roster. Jones would probably be good for the young players too. But if we are “going for it”, Jones shouldn’t be signed as a starting OF’er.
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    White Sox looking at Grandal

    I wanted a new front office years ago. It’s not about making excuses for anyone. It’s beeing realistic about the situation. There are other teams vying for their services that are more attractive destinations, it’s an undeniable fact.
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    White Sox looking at Grandal

    My point was more that you're making it seem like signing 1 of these super stars is like picking up something up at the grocery store. It's a 2 way street. If the front office throws a bunch of $ at them and they choose to sign elsewhere what can you do? Excitement for the possibility is 1 thing, but disappointment if the sox don't sign Harper/Machado doesn't make sense to me. Not to mention that a move like Grandal and others 1st makes a ton of sense. Why would Harper come to the Sox with their current roster? Making the team better can only help