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1 minute ago, bmags said:

Uh, yeah.

We really disagree then. That system is a joke and it's a big reason why we have like 2 teams that can realistically win, a ton of teams with midlevel players stuck in NBA hell and a fight for lotto picks. High level players are also severely suppressed in salary potential.

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Just now, GermanSoxFan said:

I still don't get who benefits from this twitter game. The negotiating parties don't pay them any attention because I'm pretty sure 

they have Lozano's phone number. Is it just to whip up the fans into a frenzy?

If that's the goal, it's clearly working.

 

 

It's one of those things where in interviews they will say it doesn't matter but they play the game all the same.

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Just now, bmags said:

Personally I hope they give it to merk.

If I were him, I'd be annoyed to never get tossed *any* scoops. He is a mouthpiece for the organization. One would think that'd buy him some favor.

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Just now, maxjusttyped said:

If I were him, I'd be annoyed to never get tossed *any* scoops. He is a mouthpiece for the organization. One would think that'd buy him some favor.

They gave him the Eaton trade! it was a big deal!

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3 minutes ago, whitesoxwinner said:

so does passan lol

Yeah, but he just started.  His sources are pre-ESPN.  Olney is institutionalized at the booyah network.  I wouldn't trust anything from him 

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4 minutes ago, centerfieldsixers said:

so we have had a few people tweet news about the contract offer.

who is the 1 st one to break the news?

nightengale

Passan

olney

rosenthal

Gomez

Heyman

Morosi

White SoX Dave

I'd absolutely give it to Dan Clark.  

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1 minute ago, GermanSoxFan said:

I still don't get who benefits from this twitter game. The negotiating parties don't pay them any attention because I'm pretty sure 

they have Lozano's phone number. Is it just to whip up the fans into a frenzy?

If that's the goal, it's clearly working.

 

 

Lozano might be holding out for best possible offer? Sox do not have to increase their bid when their are no other better offers on the table 

Eventually this damn thing needs to end though

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8 minutes ago, almagest said:

Do you look at the NBA and say "yes this is good for the players, the fans, the team employees and the owners"?

The floor is good for the players.

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1 minute ago, almagest said:

We really disagree then. That system is a joke and it's a big reason why we have like 2 teams that can realistically win, a ton of teams with midlevel players stuck in NBA hell and a fight for lotto picks. High level players are also severely suppressed in salary potential.

Most of that is just driven by the fact that nba is a different game that is hugely influenced by a small number of players. It still has the same ecosystem nba has of teams that behave rich, teams that behave smart, and outside of soxtalk.com, the nba is actually quite popular! It's the sport people actually talk about at work!

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Sox fans are blowing up Hector Gomez so hard on twitter. In the last hour he's agreed to go on a podcast, he's thanked multiple sox fans for backing up his report, and just quote tweeted a soxon35th member. lmao

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2 minutes ago, Dam8610 said:

The floor is good for the players.

Good for *some* players. 

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- It would make NO sense for Lozano to put 7/175 out there because, if anything, he wants any offers (imaginary, real, or otherwise) to look higher so he can up the bids from other teams

- It makes very little sense for the Sox to leak an offer THAT low since it sort of makes them look bad/cheap.

Which can only mean one thing: no one knows what the hell they're talking about.

#occamsrazor 

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40 minutes ago, BlackSox13 said:

More ESPN east coast bias bullshit. Nothing new. Maybe I'm reaching here but this is about more than the rumored White Sox offer, the majority of the media just doesn't want Machado signing with the Sox. Not trying to play the role of the victim here because I could personally care less what others think of my favorite team, but according to what I've read its obvious. 

I couldn't agree more. 

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3 minutes ago, almagest said:

We really disagree then. That system is a joke and it's a big reason why we have like 2 teams that can realistically win, a ton of teams with midlevel players stuck in NBA hell and a fight for lotto picks. High level players are also severely suppressed in salary potential.

The players accepted the idea of a max deal, which I'm sure owners don't want to do away with. The max deal is the problem in that case, not the floor.

If you want a model with a floor that works really well, look at the NFL.

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5 minutes ago, bmags said:

Most of that is just driven by the fact that nba is a different game that is hugely influenced by a small number of players. It still has the same ecosystem nba has of teams that behave rich, teams that behave smart, and outside of soxtalk.com, the nba is actually quite popular! It's the sport people actually talk about at work!

I don't understand how the NBA is even remotely popular right now. Chalk wins 95% of the time. It is entirely predictable and you could hand out the Larry O'Brien trophy in November and most people wouldn't complain. I want to enjoy it again but I can't when 26 teams aren't even competitive. I used to love the NBA more than Baseball or Hockey. Not so, anymore. I grew up and realized how much it sucks. Most years the playoffs are basically a formality. 

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Just now, almagest said:

Good for *some* players. 

Steph is making over 40 million dollars a year. Everyone is getting paid over there.

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I’ll paint a picture for those who don’t get it:

I have a rock that I value at 2$

Three people approach me and ask how much it’s worth, I say it’s worth 2$.

One guy says hell no(Yankees) it’s a rock, I can go find another for cheaper.

One says I’ll give you 1.50$ (Sox)

Another says let me think about it. (Phillies)

Basically the rock is sitting until I get my 2$ and I can’t wait it out, unless no one ever comes forward and I’m stuck with the 1.50$ deal

 

thats the easiest I can sum it up lol. Don’t judge me 🤔🤕

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Just now, Jack Parkman said:

I don't understand how the NBA is even remotely popular right now. Chalk wins 95% of the time. It is entirely predictable and you  could hand out the Larry O'Brien trophy in November and most people wouldn't complain. I want to enjoy it again but I can't when 26 teams aren't even competitive. 

Its crazy, but some people just like watching the game because it's fun and don't just watch because they only get enjoyment from wins.

For instance, you could talk to nba fans why they like it instead of just talking to baseball and hockey fans who mostly can just muster why nba sucks.

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5 minutes ago, Kiebs13 said:

Sox fans are blowing up Hector Gomez so hard on twitter. In the last hour he's agreed to go on a podcast, he's thanked multiple sox fans for backing up his report, and just quote tweeted a soxon35th member. lmao

LMFAO that will change if Machado signs with a team not named the Chicago White Sox.

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2 minutes ago, mqr said:

Steph is making over 40 million dollars a year. Everyone is getting paid over there.

Better example: John Wall is making 40 mill a year dude.

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1 minute ago, KnightsOnMintSt said:

What’re the odds that the “Johnny Hustle” comments have really hurt Machado during this process?

I definitely think it hurt especially among weird teams that care about that like the cards.

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1 minute ago, KnightsOnMintSt said:

What’re the odds that the “Johnny Hustle” comments have really hurt Machado during this process?

Depends on how important that was to the Yankees.

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