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  1. I still don’t understand the payoff of back-and-forth rumors of years/$ on twitter... at a certain point, wouldn’t the best way for a free agent to get a better offer be for them to literally tell other teams what the best offer was, so that they could top it, and then go back to the first team with the exact offer of the new high-bidder, etc.? Rather than have multiple teams vaguely guessing?
  2. I don’t think so...Luzinski’s like the Phillies equivalent for Ron Kittle - beloved ex-player, directly involved with the team, often at the stadium. It has to be plausible at least.
  3. Okay, I have an idea: Hahn convinces Reinsdorf that Harper is Machado’s closest friend, and that tricks ownership into acquiring both.
  4. The slight advantage that the Phillies would have with Trout is that he came from the area and grew up a Phillies fan; as we see from the possible Machado/Yankees situation, “always wanted to be a _____ growing up” has a bit of weight behind it.
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    Likely just that the gap day is for travel to the East Coast, whereas Philly and New York can be back-to-back days via car due to close proximity.
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    Rosenthal: Could Harper be headed to the southside

    Anything's possible under stress - I've seen people here (and elsewhere) all but calling Philadelphia a dinky little backwater of a town, as if it were Cincinnati or Des Moines!
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    2018-9 MLB off season free agency thread

    They’re real, but the Phillies got the better pitcher in the trade.
  8. *and* the Phillies don't pay any of Santana's salary.
  9. The unknowable that I'm left pondering is: if a sore-kneed Avi was worth one TJS-needed pitching prospect, what was Avi's (presumably) higher trade worth in the preceding offseason? And if it was indeed a higher return, why didn't the team pull the trigger, if they were willing to do so when the return was a single injured prospect later on?
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    Sox Pride Club discontinued for 2018

    Several MLB teams have reduced or eliminated their online fan clubs over the past 5-6 seasons.
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    JR now on MLB executive council

    Considering the JR's original objection to Manfred being Commissioner was that he didn't think Manfred was hard enough on the MLBPA during previous CBA negotiations, what do you think?
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    SoxFest First Time---What to Expect?

    QUOTE (Springfield SoxFan @ Jan 26, 2018 -> 09:44 AM) Anyone know of the secondary market sells passes for tonight or anyway to get a pass for tonight? To my knowledge, there is no Friday-only pass - it's only as part of the Weekend Pass, which is reserved for hotel package buyers.
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    National Anthem

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    Second inning, usually.
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    Sox Pride Membership

    You get a member email sent to you every month that contains the list of games for the following month (which you choose on the usual Single Game tickets page on whitesox.com) and your membership code number that you enter on Ticketmaster to get your discounted Lower Box offer.