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Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

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7 minutes ago, Orlando said:

 

 

 

Of course. When it isn't announced in an hour we'll hear Bryce took his wife out for some pizza and wasn't able to agree to the contract over the phone, maybe when he reaches an area with better cell service they'll announce!

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Just now, Mr. Showtime said:

Of course. When it isn't announced in an hour we'll hear Bryce took his wife out for some pizza and wasn't able to agree to the contract over the phone, maybe when he reaches an area with better cell service they'll announce!

The text is 3 hours old. He already said his 90% accurate guy missed.

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If the market is indeed terrible, I really wish the White Sox would zig when everyone else was zagging and sign both machado and harper to big time contracts around the $300 million mark. 

 

Coming into the offseason we were thinking Harper was looking at half-a-billion, and Machado would be over $325. Getting both for around the $300 mark would be an absolute steal. 

 

Obviously, the other teams would likely match it if that were the case and try to compete -- but it would be something if the front office decided to try to attack here.

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6 hours ago, fathom said:

Giants have their fan fest this weekend, which is why there are these false rumors 

Chili still has to reimburse about 25 people for buying soxfest tickets anticipating an announcement. 

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7 minutes ago, shipps said:

Chili still has to reimburse about 25 people for buying soxfest tickets anticipating an announcement. 

YOU STILL OWE PPL A PAYCHECK

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10 minutes ago, justBLAZE said:

YOU STILL OWE PPL A PAYCHECK

Should I be spreading that amongst all of you? So like 50 cents a person on soxtalk. 

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12 hours ago, shipps said:

Chili still has to reimburse about 25 people for buying soxfest tickets anticipating an announcement. 

I think we just ban him. SS2K5 loves good excuse for banning people

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13 minutes ago, ron883 said:

I think we just ban him. SS2K5 loves good excuse for banning people

^ It's true. As you can tell by all of the people who are still allowed to post here.

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2 minutes ago, justBLAZE said:

 

 

"Sources tell me that the Giants are offering Harper a short term contract because he wants to sign with the Cubs, but they need a few years to divest from Heyward. #HotStove 🔥 #Meow 😼"

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1 hour ago, ron883 said:

I think we just ban him. SS2K5 loves good excuse for banning people 

 That moron deserved their ban for not shutting up after being repeatedly asked to do so. The parasite is gone, get over it. Or, there's always WSI... what's left of it that is. 

1 hour ago, southsider2k5 said:

^ It's true. As you can tell by all of the people who are still allowed to post here.

Careful, you're playing into the victims hand. Cast the first stone and then claim the roll of the victim when the stone comes flying back at ya. I get it though, it's hard to resist such temptation. ;)

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4 minutes ago, BlackSox13 said:

 That moron deserved their ban for not shutting up after being repeatedly asked to do so. The parasite is gone, get over it. Or, there's always WSI... what's left of it that is. 

Careful, you're playing into the victims hand. Cast the first stone and then claim the roll of the victim when the stone comes flying back at ya. I get it though, it's hard to resist such temptation. ;)

Free peavy44!!! Free the peav

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These meetings are great.  [Team] loves [player].  [Team] to wait on making offer or offers “few years of little money”

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The latest 'news' is that the San Francisco Giants will be offering Harper a 'lucrative' short-term deal. Loool. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/02/10/bryce-harper-free-agency-san-francisco-giants-serious-late-entry/2829955002/

 

For anyone in the know -- we know the SFG will NOT be getting Harper. Just another one of Boras's tactics to try to drive up the market. 

SFG have a pretty bad financial situation and an even gloomier outlook for winning due to a terrible prospect system and horrid mlb club. 

 

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1 minute ago, iWiN4PreP said:

The latest 'news' is that the San Francisco Giants will be offering Harper a 'lucrative' short-term deal. Loool. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/02/10/bryce-harper-free-agency-san-francisco-giants-serious-late-entry/2829955002/

 

For anyone in the know -- we know the SFG will NOT be getting Harper. Just another one of Boras's tactics to try to drive up the market. 

SFG have a pretty bad financial situation and an even gloomier outlook for winning due to a terrible prospect system and horrid mlb club. 

 

The thought of what that ballpark could do to his stats... he'd seriously be taking a big risk to play there. Small sample size, but he has a .164/.305/.284 slash line in that park.

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31 minutes ago, iWiN4PreP said:

The latest 'news' is that the San Francisco Giants will be offering Harper a 'lucrative' short-term deal. Loool. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/02/10/bryce-harper-free-agency-san-francisco-giants-serious-late-entry/2829955002/

 

For anyone in the know -- we know the SFG will NOT be getting Harper. Just another one of Boras's tactics to try to drive up the market. 

SFG have a pretty bad financial situation and an even gloomier outlook for winning due to a terrible prospect system and horrid mlb club. 

 

What's the deal with the bolded? Last I read, even though their payroll was high they owned a ton of the real estate around the ballpark and were one of the most lucrative franchises because of it.

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10 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

What's the deal with the bolded? Last I read, even though their payroll was high they owned a ton of the real estate around the ballpark and were one of the most lucrative franchises because of it.

They have a lot of overpaid old vets is probably what he meant.  Belt, Cueto, Shark, Longoria, Melancon, etc.  I would assume they have enough income to spend like drunken sailors if they want though.

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10 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

What's the deal with the bolded? Last I read, even though their payroll was high they owned a ton of the real estate around the ballpark and were one of the most lucrative franchises because of it.

 

Brandon Crawford 15 mill, 15 mill
Brandon Belt 17 mill, 17 mill
Evan Longoria $15 mill, 15 mill
Johnny Cueto 22 mill, 22 mill
Jeff Samardzija 20 mill, 20 mill
Mark Melancon 14 mill, 14 mill

That's about 110 million for the next couple of years. 

Looking at those contracts will lead you to the conclusion that their in a disastrous financial situation for the next 2 years. 

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I'm sure they could hypothetically go get Harper, but at what further cost? Limiting their moves for a team that isn't going anywhere fast. It just isn't happening there. 

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14 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

What's the deal with the bolded? Last I read, even though their payroll was high they owned a ton of the real estate around the ballpark and were one of the most lucrative franchises because of it.

Pretty sure they lease the land around the ballpark, but regardless a costly real estate development is extremely unlikely to provide a quick payback.

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6 minutes ago, iWiN4PreP said:

 

Brandon Crawford 15 mill, 15 mill
Brandon Belt 17 mill, 17 mill
Evan Longoria $15 mill, 15 mill
Johnny Cueto 22 mill, 22 mill
Jeff Samardzija 20 mill, 20 mill
Mark Melancon 14 mill, 14 mill

That's about 110 million for the next couple of years. 

Looking at those contracts will lead you to the conclusion that their in a disastrous financial situation for the next 2 years. 

I'd agree that's bad money but I definitely wouldn't call it a disaster if what I've heard about their revenue and assets is true. If it came down to it, I think they have the money to spend with the Yankees. Here's a report saying that they just finished paying off their $170 million a year mortgage on the stadium, and they're apparently about to start a 28 acre development project on one of their old parking lots that will produce huge revenue amounts given that housing market. Plus this year in particular they might have another tenant for 8 games - the Raiders. In about 10 years their ownership might be able to fill a room with gold coins that they swim in.

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