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Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

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2 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I had to try to sneak him in there!  But in all seriousness, the addition of Machado means Yoan in CF or Madrigal as a trade chip.

Anderson to CF, Manny to SS, Yoan to 3B, Dozier to 2B 

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Just now, fathom said:

Hopefully this opens up more chances for Alex Call, but was he even one of the top 40 prospects in the system?

Top 40? For sure. But he was also my first answer for “who would you give up that has some value” for x player. Those players get you mid season relief pitchers and expensive starters. It’s not nothing.

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1 minute ago, Heads22 said:

 

Thank goodness. I want to see him hoist our next WS trophy. We need some WHITE SOX veterans. We're not going to win it all with newbies folks. We need Abreu to be around for the title.

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The other thing this trade does is potentially spook Boras & Harper into thinking we’re moving forward with Machado.  

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Y’all are way too excited to move Madrigal.

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Anderson to CF, Manny to SS, Yoan to 3B, Dozier to 2B 

If you were doing something like that, why not just sign Dozier to play 3B? He's not a great defender and is too old for us to care about his long-term value.

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1 minute ago, Chicago White Sox said:

The other thing this trade does is potentially spook Boras & Harper into thinking we’re moving forward with Machado.  

This is a good point.

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Yonder Alonso is a consistent 0.533 fWAR player (2015, 2016, 2018) unless you’re suddenly expecting the 2.4 from 2017 as he turns 32 to open the 2019 season.

We ALL know how well that always turns out for the Sox when we look at the numbers on the back of the baseball card, lol.

At least we now have our very own version of Logan Morrison, albeit he could cut down on Anderson, Moncada and Machado throwing errors appreciably.

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Palka also probably already in a a corner until you call Eloy up if you think about it. Can flip Yonder later to free up the logjam. 

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Just now, Jake said:

If you were doing something like that, why not just sign Dozier to play 3B? He's not a great defender and is too old for us to care about his long-term value.

cause unfortunately I think they want to move Yoan to 3b, which I know you and I hate that idea of.

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1 minute ago, caulfield12 said:

Yonder Alonso is a consistent 0.533 fWAR player (2015, 2016, 2018) unless you’re suddenly expecting the 2.4 from 2017 as he turns 32 to open the 2019 season.

We ALL know how well that always turns out for the Sox when we look at the numbers on the back of the baseball card, lol.

At least we now have our very own version of Logan Morrison, albeit he could cut down on Anderson, Moncada and Machado throwing errors appreciably.

all it does when people say he's not good is make it so much more obvious what's going on

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4 minutes ago, Quinarvy said:

I mean, the Cubs got Lester and then got Heyward, despite Heyward bombing.

Heyward was signed after they were well on their way. 

Lester was a big signing, but nowhere near Harper or Machado. 

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Something else to consider....if JR or others in the org had reservations about Manny's attitude, bringing in Alonso might be a good way to help keep him in line.

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4 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

The other thing this trade does is potentially spook Boras & Harper into thinking we’re moving forward with Machado.  

This is idiotic, but does them signing Machado help convince Harper?

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

all it does when people say he's not good is make it so much more obvious what's going on

Its why we keep a number of replacement level posters around

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4 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

The other thing this trade does is potentially spook Boras & Harper into thinking we’re moving forward with Machado.  

This puts us in a position of power, especially because our meeting with Machado is on Monday. Harper and Boras have just been sitting on our offer but now the pressure is on them and not us. If they want to risk losing their best (monetary) offer, so be it. 

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