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    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    What if Price is smoke screen and the pitcher is Sale?
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    Hawk Harrelson wins the Ford C. Frick Award

    YES! HELL YES!!
  3. I don't know what Eaton was like in the clubhouse, but he was cool to my kids at spring training and signed a ton of autographs for the crowd. Tyler Flowers too.
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    GameThread: White Sox (Nova) @ Indians (Clevinger)

    Link to game recap for posterity. 4-1-19 game recap Baseball reference 2019 schedule and box scores
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Well, this news just makes me sad. When sports doesn't enrich your life, time to step away.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    If Eloy earns the starting job this spring, honor the player and have him start opening day in Chicago. I know about the service time. Do you want to attract free agents? Treat your people well. Pay them what they are worth. Give them what they earn even if you have the upper hand. If Eloy earns it, respect him and maybe he respects you when he becomes a free agent.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    Fair points. The similarity though is that they are high-demand, limited-supply workers that can make or break your organization. Also, more and more often they are millennials.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    This post is just the worst. This is a business. To attract the best employees these days, you have to treat them well. Companies like Google provide great work environments and compensation. To keep an employee from going to a competitor, it is best not to screw them over on a technicality that will probably be changed soon. If the player is special, treat him like you would want to be treated.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Also, we are all slowly dying, the oceans will eventually evaporate, and the sun will turn red giant and explode. Baseball is pointless.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Sox don't have to meet. Just text "10 year 350 opt outs 3 and 7"
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    JR gave Bell a record contract. With an opt out.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Do not get your hopes up. This is optimism. If you are the kind of person that expects your airplane to crash, don't read this. Sox should offer 10 years 340 guaranteed. More than might be necessary. Don't send the message that you are bargain hunting. Send the message that he is the future of your franchise. If he wants an out clause, try to get after at least 4 years. Send a strong offer! Not some might be competitive offer. A definitely competitive offer. It's a bold move. But a move that could change the course of White Sox history and increase the value of the franchise. Mr. Reinsdorf could do this if he considers the marketing value of a superstar. Some will ask, Where's the evidence that this is happening? (No evidence. Just makes sense to me) Jerry is cheap! (no he isn't, he just miscalculated on Machado)
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    If anyone has anything, please don’t say anything that could screw up Sox stealth attack
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Stay pessimistic if that is how you do best.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    More than Shack (a poster I respect), it just makes sense for the Sox to do it. And they are under the radar. So it MIGHT be possible. I’ve gone optimistic. That’s how I cope with life I guess.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Don’t get your hopes up. No clear evidence. But I want it to happen bad. I’m a fan. Hahn is a fan too. And it might make enough business sense to Mr Reinsdorf
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    KW wore sunglasses to hide his shock of losing Machado negotiations. KW LOST HIS MAN. Sunglasses hid teary eyed frustration. Hahn was pissed too. We were extremely disappointed and angry as Sox fans. They are Sox fans too.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    It makes no business sense to buy your wife a wedding ring either. It’s the gesture! Eloy has the young guys envisioning a World Series with the Sox. He will be the leader. He will be the face of the franchise. Eloy is special and deserves the gesture. Hahn flew down to meet his family. It was a gesture of respect. If he EARNS It, start him opening day is the right gesture. White Sox talk about loyalty and being like a family. Prove it. Treat Eloy the way you would want to be treated yourself!. It won’t be a total waste of money. You will recoup money selling tickets in April. You might get him to sign an extension that gives you the year back. He might be more likely to stay when he is a free agent. You might get good publicity. You might make a work stoppage slightly less likely. You might gain the goodwill of future free agents. You will piss off Soxtalk. And I it might not pay off monetarily. But, it’s the right way to treat the man that we already call The Bess.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Screw pessimism! Y’all ready? Why this happens 1. Sox want to remove bad Machado PR 2. New TV deal. I’ll bet they expect Sox to get either Machado or Harper 3. Harper likes Chicago and the Bulls 4. Big market 5. Harper has a rebellious streak. Likes to be booed. We will love him. 6. Kenny Williams had to wear sunglasses 🕶 7. Why would anyone play in Philadelphia 8. No dang way Sox let Padres get him. Or cubs 9. Others rumored short term 10. Sox learn from Machado debacle. Show Bryce respect in the form of CASH! 11. Bryant family. 12. He will put up big numbers in G-rate. 13. He will want to bring joy to Dick Allen’s off season 14. Jerry doesn’t have forever to rebuild 15. Marketing Bryce will pay part of his salary 16. It will boost the entire team Do NOT get your hopes up. but I’m ready
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    In or out? IN OR OUT?!? nobody get hopes up. It’s fun to dream
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    The stupidest thing they ever did was invoke the diminished skills clause on Big Frank. Fine way to treat your first ballot Hall of Famer.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    It goes beyond Eloy. All players will take notice.
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    Eloy opening day if he earns it

    Then plan on him leaving. Don't get too attached.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I think the Sox thought they would get Machado. They were probably as shocked as we were. And when you think of all the time and effort involved, their failure was probably devastating. I have to believe they will try for Harper. I think the Sox have a shot. But I certainly won't get my hopes up again.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    It isn't about how much Harper is worth. It is how much it will cost to bring a star player to the White Sox. Those NBC and Stadium guys would like viewers. We have to pay a suck tax.
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