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4 minutes ago, The Sir said:

You really are an old man.¬†ūüėČ

It's the small comforts in life that matter when you get old.

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8 minutes ago, bmags said:

Bathroom lines is true but they usually end up closing so many vendors i've never found it to be that different 10k to 25k (after that it's noticeable)

This is true.

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4 minutes ago, centerfieldsixers said:

And still never win 50/50 charity split

My aunt won it once in 2004. The only time I've known anyone who won.

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

pro sports handicapper with 37k followers tweeted the below.  

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Nice, but solely based on existing public info. Still feelin' bad.

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Just now, daggins said:

Nice, but solely based on existing public info. Still feelin' bad.

did he say it's just public info?  Wouldn't doubt it, just didn't see confirmation.

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3 minutes ago, fathom said:

pro sports handicapper with 37k followers tweeted the below.  

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If so, we need it tonight!

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1 minute ago, daggins said:

Nice, but solely based on existing public info. Still feelin' bad.

I think if you actually laid out all of the public info you'd be feelin pretty good.

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I know this is a Manny thread, but any thoughts on possibly backing off of Manny a little and focusing back towards Harper??

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1 minute ago, Gr8Scott said:

I know this is a Manny thread, but any thoughts on possibly backing off of Manny a little and focusing back towards Harper??

I don’t think there’s a shot they outbid philly for him. And if Harper goes to the nats not sure they can outbid for machado

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5 minutes ago, bmags said:

I think if you actually laid out all of the public info you'd be feelin pretty good.

We should absolutely still be very optimistic

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6 minutes ago, fathom said:

did he say it's just public info?  Wouldn't doubt it, just didn't see confirmation.

Nah, I guess I shouldn't assume, but why would a pro sports handicapper have sources? 

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3 minutes ago, Gr8Scott said:

I know this is a Manny thread, but any thoughts on possibly backing off of Manny a little and focusing back towards Harper??

Harper is a better fit for Philly because he is a lefty. Manny makes more sense at this point, especially after the Alonso/Jay deals.

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Just now, daggins said:

Nah, I guess I shouldn't assume, but why would a pro sports handicapper have sources? 

Wouldn’t it behoovd then to get inside info?

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Just spooked. Hunter, Cespedes, etc. Given the seeming lack of offers, i'd be shocked if another team didn't get involved and try to scoop him.

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21 minutes ago, TheTruth05 said:

This thread has gone off the rails lol 

Ever since it broke the site record for posts, it sure has been something!

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31 minutes ago, GermanSoxFan said:

I see it's time to dunk on Rick Hahn because of some conflincting tweets, and guess what? 

I saw Rick Hahn at a grocery store today. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him about the ongoing Manny Machado negotiations.
He said, ‚ÄúOh, like you‚Äôre doing now?‚ÄĚ
I was taken aback, and all I could say was ‚ÄúHuh?‚ÄĚ but he kept cutting me off and going ‚Äúhuh? huh? huh?‚ÄĚ and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.
The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like ‚ÄúSir, you need to pay for those first.‚ÄĚ At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.
When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually ‚Äúto prevent any electrical infetterence,‚ÄĚ and then turned around and winked at me. I don‚Äôt even think that‚Äôs a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

The Manny IG makes sense now.  That coffee was for Rick so this doesn’t happen again.  

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1 minute ago, Gr8Scott said:

I know this is a Manny thread, but any thoughts on possibly backing off of Manny a little and focusing back towards Harper??

It's a constant debate with me and my buddies.  I for one want Harper.  I believe the franchise needs it for exposure sake.  Harper is a great player and he also brings the national exposure.  I believe more fans will come out to see Harper vs Machado 

Manny could be the better player at a more difficult position(s), but his "brand" is no where close to Harper's.

Either way, the team would be getting a great player and the Sox would automatically become a love them or hate them team.  No middle ground, IMHO.

 

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For anyone who is struggling with sanity, keep these points in mind:

- Huge contracts take a TON of negotiating.  And the degree of contract we're talking about here is almost unprecedented in this sport.

- In said negotiations, it is the JOB of agents on one side and billion dollar organizations on the other to work out the terms that are most beneficial to them, regardless of how long that takes.

- People involved in these negotiations make a LOT of money because they have negotiating skills the average person doesn't have, and the temperament to let things play out.  (i.e., the casual fans who thinks they could be a GM really don't have the stomach for it.)

- If either the agent or the braintrust of the organization lets the stress level of a bunch of idiots in a discussion forum affect their decisions and/or timing, they should be fired.

- In this day and age social media is ubiquitous and is used as one of many negotiation tools.

- Social media is ONLY used as a negotiation tool BECAUSE a significant number of people pay attention to it.  If no one paid attention, all the social media agent vs. org BS would eventually evaporate.

- This could be done tonight or it could take another month.

- It is totally in your power to turn the computer off.  Your choice.

 

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1 minute ago, RTC said:

For anyone who is struggling with sanity, keep these points in mind:

- Huge contracts take a TON of negotiating.  And the degree of contract we're talking about here is almost unprecedented in this sport.

- In said negotiations, it is the JOB of agents on one side and billion dollar organizations on the other to work out the terms that are most beneficial to them, regardless of how long that takes.

- People involved in these negotiations make a LOT of money because they have negotiating skills the average person doesn't have, and the temperament to let things play out.  (i.e., the casual fans who thinks they could be a GM really don't have the stomach for it.)

- If either the agent or the braintrust of the organization lets the stress level of a bunch of idiots in a discussion forum affect their decisions and/or timing, they should be fired.

- In this day and age social media is ubiquitous and is used as one of many negotiation tools.

- Social media is ONLY used as a negotiation tool BECAUSE a significant number of people pay attention to it.  If no one paid attention, all the social media agent vs. org BS would eventually evaporate.

- This could be done tonight or it could take another month.

- It is totally in your power to turn the computer off.  Your choice.

 

POTW.

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1 minute ago, RTC said:

For anyone who is struggling with sanity, keep these points in mind:

- Huge contracts take a TON of negotiating.  And the degree of contract we're talking about here is almost unprecedented in this sport.

- In said negotiations, it is the JOB of agents on one side and billion dollar organizations on the other to work out the terms that are most beneficial to them, regardless of how long that takes.

- People involved in these negotiations make a LOT of money because they have negotiating skills the average person doesn't have, and the temperament to let things play out.  (i.e., the casual fans who thinks they could be a GM really don't have the stomach for it.)

- If either the agent or the braintrust of the organization lets the stress level of a bunch of idiots in a discussion forum affect their decisions and/or timing, they should be fired.

- In this day and age social media is ubiquitous and is used as one of many negotiation tools.

- Social media is ONLY used as a negotiation tool BECAUSE a significant number of people pay attention to it.  If no one paid attention, all the social media agent vs. org BS would eventually evaporate.

- This could be done tonight or it could take another month.

- It is totally in your power to turn the computer off.  Your choice.

 

Bravo.

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7 minutes ago, Gr8Scott said:

I know this is a Manny thread, but any thoughts on possibly backing off of Manny a little and focusing back towards Harper??

We have too much emotional momentum built up in the Manny direction.  Changing direction at this point might violate some of the laws of physics and would likely cause a tear in the space-time continuum.  If Manny signs elsewhere, then we can redirect the emotional BTU's.

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