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1 minute ago, Whitesox27 said:

Harper to the Phillies is the best case scenario for us as of now in my opinion. That would probably take them out of the Machado race.

If they felt they were out of the Machado race they probably wouldn't have hired his mentor yesterday. Honestly this legitimately scares me at this point that they are going for both.

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4 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

I want both as well, but MM is happening first.  And I think the chances of the Sox landing both is microscopically low at this point - I don't think Harper is interested in the Sox at all.  There has been virtually no Sox/Harper connections since the Winter Meetings. 

There haven't been harper connections at all since winter meetings until this phillies meeting came up. Also everyone seems to think harper doesn't want to be on their team. Boras is pretty good at what he does.

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1 minute ago, Whitesox27 said:

Harper to the Phillies is the best case scenario for us as of now in my opinion. That would probably take them out of the Machado race.

If Harper to the Phillies gets announced before anything on Machado, I'd have mixed feelings. It may take them out of the race for Machado, but if it doesn't, the Phillies just got a lot more attractive for MM.  Its basically the Sox thing I think for the Sox - if they land MM before Harper makes his decision, if they're willing to keep whatever offer they have to Harper on the table (BIGGGG IF), the Sox likely become more attractive to Harper.  

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9 hours ago, soxfan2014 said:

Sounds like hes throwing shit at the wall based on them meeting tomorrow. 

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.

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They have Nola for just three more years, better make them count...that’s another reason why waiting for Trout to play for them in 2021 makes less sense.

Also doubt they will try to upstage the Eagles’ playoff game, but who knows.  Signing Harper might be the only thing that would outrank that for Philly sports fans.

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Nightengale says the Phillies may offer 12 yrs/$350M. I'm hoping they offer it tomorrow and he signs. Let's take out another landing spot for Machado. And if you are the Phillies, you SHOULD be trying to steal Harper away from the Nats. Feed 2 birds with 1 scone.

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13 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Nightengale says the Phillies may offer 12 yrs/$350M. I'm hoping they offer it tomorrow and he signs. Let's take out another landing spot for Machado. And if you are the Phillies, you SHOULD be trying to steal Harper away from the Nats. Feed 2 birds with 1 scone.

Holy crap, that offer is insane. 12 years?!? 350 million?!? WOW!

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31 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Nightengale says the Phillies may offer 12 yrs/$350M. I'm hoping they offer it tomorrow and he signs. Let's take out another landing spot for Machado. And if you are the Phillies, you SHOULD be trying to steal Harper away from the Nats. Feed 2 birds with 1 scone.

Where did he say this?

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2 hours ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Nightengale says the Phillies may offer 12 yrs/$350M. I'm hoping they offer it tomorrow and he signs. Let's take out another landing spot for Machado. And if you are the Phillies, you SHOULD be trying to steal Harper away from the Nats. Feed 2 birds with 1 scone.

That's a big offer. But I wouldn't be so sure that they wouldn't still go hard after Manny as well.

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I think that Harper would take a 12-year, $350 million deal. Like it's been mentioned before, the opt-outs will be interesting. But 12-year, $350 million provides him a contract until he is 38. Also in terms of total money given, I think that would be the largest contract in baseball history.

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24 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

That’s not even $30 million AAV. I don’t think it’s that impressive, nor anything he’d accept on the spot

Yup -- if he takes that, I'll be pretty upset that the White Sox weren't the team to offer it to him. 

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47 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

That’s not even $30 million AAV. I don’t think it’s that impressive, nor anything he’d accept on the spot

And I wouldn't mind stretching that deal out over 12 years versus the 8-10 most originally thought $350 million would pay for.

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11 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

And I wouldn't mind stretching that deal out over 12 years versus the 8-10 most originally thought $350 million would pay for.

Yeah a 12 year deal for either of these players just doesn't seem so crazy to me. They would be done at the age of 38. Guys like Pujols, Cano, and Miggy are getting paid until they're what, 40, 41?

It does seem like a long time to be paying someone, but compared to those 10 years deals at 30/31, it doesn't seem as bad.

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5 minutes ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

Has literally nothing been said regarding the Phillies meeting with Harper? Dead silence?

Might still be meeting. It's like....5:45 in Vegas right now? They might be doing stuff all night like the Sox did with Machado. Might not find out until tomorrow.

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1 minute ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Might still be meeting. It's like....5:45 in Vegas right now? They might be doing stuff all night like the Sox did with Machado. Might not find out until tomorrow.

After free agency ends, I think soxtalk needs a time zone class.

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4 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Might still be meeting. It's like....5:45 in Vegas right now? They might be doing stuff all night like the Sox did with Machado. Might not find out until tomorrow.

As a west coast resident, I can safely say it's 4:48 PM.

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15 minutes ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

Has literally nothing been said regarding the Phillies meeting with Harper? Dead silence?

The Phillies have been under the radar for the last month and a half tbh, it feels like they're gonna land one or both and itll come out of nowhere.

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