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6 minutes ago, pcq said:

The most logical thought would be that he is trying to get more dough out of the Yanks while we are his fallback. 

I think this is the case for both players. They really want to play for a specific team and are trying to work them for better contract, but they each have good offers from the White Sox.

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It sure looked like both of them had a great time playing golf together last week in Florida. Alonso posted a photo on Instagram of their foursome in front of the clubhouse with the hashtags #GreatTimes, #Golf and #TheBoys.

Utilityman Danny Valencia was also in the foursome. Hmmm. He and Machado were teammates in Baltimore. Valencia and Alonso played together at the University of Miami in 2006. Valencia can play first base, third base, left field and right field coming off the bench. And, he's a free agent….

https://sports.yahoo.com/sox-drawer-q-harper-machado-004749136.html

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6 hours ago, pcq said:

The most logical thought would be that he is trying to get more dough out of the Yanks while we are his fallback. 

Why would telling people you will sign with the Yankees, in addition to following their television network, make that team want to fork over more money? It looks like their offer is already good enough! “Well he should be accepting our offer soon, but lets give him another 20 million anyway...”

I’d be more willing to believe the White Sox are the front runners with New York and all of this inside information/Social media following about the Yankees is an attempt for us to match the offer. But even that I feel is unlikely, just slightly more realistic. 

 

 

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Today would be a good day for Manny Machado to shock the country and all the rumors and announce he is signing with the Chicago White Sox.

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13 hours ago, Scoots said:

We don't deserve anything. We are fans following a team. We CHOOSE to give them our support. We don't work for them. They don't owe us anything.

They are no different than any other business, they are not doing this for free,and you are correct that I chose to give them my support but I and we should expect the best product possible, which we have not received.

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46 minutes ago, whitesoxbrad said:

They are no different than any other business, they are not doing this for free,and you are correct that I chose to give them my support but I and we should expect the best product possible, which we have not received.

What is the best possible product? This is determined by the individual fan, not for you to generalize. 

Is it a world series every year? Not possible for all teams.

Is it to go to the playoffs every year? A few teams do that.

Is it a winning record every year? Very possible but is that the stuck in mediocrity that people hate.

Is it to go to the ballpark and enjoy baseball?

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26 minutes ago, ptatc said:

What is the best possible product? This is determined by the individual fan, not for you to generalize. 

Is it a world series every year? Not possible for all teams.

Is it to go to the playoffs every year? A few teams do that.

Is it a winning record every year? Very possible but is that the stuck in mediocrity that people hate.

Is it to go to the ballpark and enjoy baseball?

How about we start with a baseball team that is watchable is that asking too much?

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10 minutes ago, whitesoxbrad said:

How about we start with a baseball team that is watchable is that asking too much?

Define "watchable", BRAD.

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15 hours ago, whitesoxbrad said:

I wouldn't give this organization 1 penny of my money and I hope none of you will either, let this garbage for an organization move and someone else will come in who knows baseball and take advantage of what this  great city offers, the White Sox and the bulls are just garbage, we do not deserve this bullshit.

Yet here you are posting about the team and giving them free space in your head.

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13 hours ago, Bigsoxhurt35 said:

 

 

My issue isn’t with social media. It’s with how long this process takes. 

The process for superstars has always taken that long.  We just never had the microrumors to make it seem this long until recently.

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3 hours ago, Flash Tizzle said:

Why would telling people you will sign with the Yankees, in addition to following their television network, make that team want to fork over more money? It looks like their offer is already good enough! “Well he should be accepting our offer soon, but lets give him another 20 million anyway...”

I’d be more willing to believe the White Sox are the front runners with New York and all of this inside information/Social media following about the Yankees is an attempt for us to match the offer. But even that I feel is unlikely, just slightly more realistic. 

 

 

He has not said he is signing with the Yankees. It was known that the Yanks are his preferred team. He unfollowed their network.  

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18 minutes ago, default said:

Define "watchable", BRAD.

They won 62 games and looked horrible at it, hitting, pitching, defense. That's what I would define as " watchable", DEFAULT.

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I just received an email from Bleacher Report, which might cheer up a few of you. It doesn't tell us anything that we don't already know, but at least they give some credence to the possibility, which is more than some of the recent sources:

"The New York Yankees have featured in many Machado rumors, and the Bronx may be where he ends up. Consider the Chicago White Sox, however.

The ChiSox don't boast the glamor and championship-strewn history of the Yankees. But they're an up-and-coming club loaded with young talent that might be a few pieces away from contending in the winnable AL Central. They also employ Yonder Alonso, who happens to be Machado's brother-in-law.

Machado was recently "wooed" by the White Sox as well as the Yankees and Phillies, per ESPN.com's Coley Harvey. They have the second-least committed payroll for 2019, per Spotrac, meaning they can back up the Brink's truck if they want to. 

Assuming Machado is amenable to the South Side, Chicago is a dark-horse suitor to bet on."

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20 minutes ago, whitesoxbrad said:

They won 62 games and looked horrible at it, hitting, pitching, defense. That's what I would define as " watchable", DEFAULT.

Do you even read what you're writing?   An evaluation of the 2018 White Sox team is not a definition of the subjective term, "watchable". 

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Has Yonder always had the tag line “family over everything” on his Instagram page. I feel like he has.

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7 minutes ago, fathom said:

Has Yonder always had the tag line “family over everything” on his Instagram page. I feel like he has.

I noticed it was on there when we first traded for him. Nothing new there

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32 minutes ago, aeichhor said:

I really hope he's wrong 

I find it extremely odd that this Clark guy is so certain that Machado is signing with the Yankees. According to Morosi on the MLB Network, Machado hasn’t event talked financial numbers and offers with the Phillies, Yankees or White Sox yet. 

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20181228&content_id=297610378&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

(watch the end of the video on top of page) 

Seems more and more that Clark is grasping at straws and hoping Machado does sign with his favorite childhood team. As of now, Clark looks foolish.

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Just now, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

If the Yankees are his favorite team, why does he blog for the Orioles? Being a blogger seems pretty autonomous, and I can't imagine there is enough money in it that someone offered him a job to switch allegiances. 

Think he means Machado's childhood team.

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16 minutes ago, GreatScott82 said:

I find it extremely odd that this Clark guy is so certain that Machado is signing with the Yankees. According to Morosi on the MLB Network, Machado hasn’t event talked financial numbers and offers with the Phillies, Yankees or White Sox yet. 

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20181228&content_id=297610378&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

(watch the end of the video on top of page) 

Seems more and more that Clark is grasping at straws and hoping Machado does sign with his favorite childhood team. As of now, Clark looks foolish.

Good find. Has this been discussed here yet? Looks like the video is from December 27, but it would be really interesting if Machado is waiting until after the new year to discuss financial terms with the three teams. 

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1 minute ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Again, same question. Why would he choose to blog for the Orioles now instead of the Yankees?

I think Clark simply wants to be ‘the guy’ who claimed to break the news. He is claiming to have used his connections to the Orioles roster (Manny’s former team), as an intel to get leaked info. Manny already told his friends that he simply “prefers the Yankees” as MLB.com previous reported, but that doesn’t mean that will be the team he ends up with. It’s all about long term fit, $$$, and long term chance at winning. Morosi brings up wonderful points that favor the white Sox at the end of the video I posted. 

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