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  1. OmarComing25

    Manny: Agent of Chaos

    Could be. Wasn’t his initial info about Harper and nothing about Machado?
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    Manny: Agent of Chaos

    And if you approached the Yankees with an offer of 1 year of Abreu and someone like Basabe or Gonzalez you'd be laughed out of the room. If we reversed the situations and that's all the Sox got for Andujar you'd be ranting about how Hahn got fleeced again.
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    Manny: Agent of Chaos

    What's a fair price then?
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    Manny: Agent of Chaos

    It would probably be something along the lines of Robert/Dunning at the very least and that's if the Yankees would only accept prospects which is unlikely. That sound worth it to you?
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    **2019 Water-cooler Thread**

    I don't get the hate for that ending, I loved it and thought it was brilliant.
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    Manny: Agent of Chaos

    Just checked the Phillies subreddit just to see what their fans are saying and 50% of the comments are shitting on Dan Clark.
  7. To be the laughingstock of the league would require others to actually think about us at all, which they currently do not do. A failed recruiting attempt with Machado isn't going to make them start doing it.
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    Sox Sign Jon Jay; 1 year/$4 mil, Charlie Tilson DFA'd

    Who is Jay blocking?
  9. Again what’s so can’t miss about Rodgers? From what I’ve read he’s an average defender and he’s really only had one standout offensive half season in High A that was largely due to a .413 BABIP and a hitting environment that is basically Coors on steroids. He’s a fine prospect but seems more like an above average regular than a future star.
  10. Your example of a can't miss prospect is Brendan Rodgers? Really? In 2016 he also hadn't reached High A yet.
  11. You wanted a can't miss prospect yet you keep talking about Devers? Have you looked at his numbers?
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    Manny: Agent of Chaos

    You want to pay two players ~$100 million/year combined and think that it would be a wise decision?
  13. If Madrigal’s defense is as good as advertised, your latter scenario is easily an above average player. And Alexei was a 4 WAR SS in his prime so a slightly better Alexei would be a great outcome.
  14. Nor should they, I'd do a hard pass if that's what it took to get them here.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    This isn't the NBA, any team that makes the playoffs is a title contender.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    2023 or 2024? There isn't a team in baseball that should take 7 or 8 seasons to rebuild no matter how dire the situation they start in, that is ridiculous. Even the most dire of situations should be able to turn it around within 5 seasons and we had a better starting off point than most rebuilds. If it takes that long then everything went wrong.
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    White Sox move up to 6th on pro sports misery index

    They didn’t forget us but still got their facts wrong. Article says our last playoff appearance was in 2010.
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    Harper: Nightengale suggests Phillies are favored

    How is it a desperation move? Even if the young guys had all killed it in 2018 adding one of Machado/Harper would still make a lot of sense.
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    Pending White Sox Move? (*May contain partially digested news)

    The original comment you replied to talked about contending in 2020, not 2019.
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    What would you prefer?

    They were still somewhat competitive in the five seasons following 2005 though. If 2006-2011 had been more like 2013-2018 then those attendance numbers probably look a lot different.
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    What would you prefer?

    Agree to disagree. It didn’t take long for the extra fan interest that 2005 generated to disappear and that was with a playoff appearance 3 years later and it being the first World Series title in Chicago in nearly a century. Another title wouldn’t have the impact 2005 did and if the team immediately started losing 90+ games again afterwards any gained interest would diminish even more rapidly IMO.
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    What would you prefer?

    That’s not what I’m arguing. Hypothetical scenario A: The White Sox get a bunch of fluky career years out of otherwise mediocre players and win a title, but for the following 5 seasons the team averages 68 wins a season and don’t sniff the playoffs. Talent evaluation is still highly questionable. Hypothetical scenario B: The White Sox average 95 wins over a six year stretch with 5 playoff appearances and two pennants but zero titles. Even if the window of contention is now closing in scenario B which do you feel better about going forward and which one does more to generate fan interest?
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    What would you prefer?

    Because to me competitive seasons are infinitely more interesting as a fan than non competitive seasons are and I think 6 interesting seasons is better entertainment value than 1 amazing season and 5 seasons of suck. And if this front office can prove they can actually build a consistent competitor then that’s better for the future of this franchise than if they just luck into a title again. #1 means I’m more confident in more titles happening in the future than if #2 happened.
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    What would you prefer?

    Agree with this. We’ve already seen the “win a title and then suck” story play out, but we’ve never seen this franchise be consistently competitive for a stretch, I’m leaning #1.
  25. Kershaw is declining though. With his drop in velocity and loss of effectiveness of his slider I’d honestly bet the days of sub 3 ERA Kershaw are gone.
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