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Just now, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Wait weren't you making contingency plans to root for another team ? ;)

To rehash:

1. I never really bought the Bob from Niles/Olney tweets, BUT:

2. I said because the Bulls are a shitshow, and they have common ownership, you can't rule it out as factual. 

3. I said all you can ask is that they make a competitive offer. At that point, it is out of their control. 

4. I said if reports came out after the whole bullshit is over and done with, that they never made a competitive offer, at that point I'd go root for another team temporarily because JR had Bill Wirtzed himself and has proven that he thinks championships are too expensive. If that happened, then, I'd come back when JR is dead and gone. 

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Just now, justBLAZE said:

Does this help or hurt the Sox? I mean aren't these guys Jerry and Lozano talking daily? Awkward.

Hurts us. Wouldnt say were out of it but we do lose credibility 

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I don’t think that theSox were leaking. The reports that came out makes them look horribly cheap. The Sox wouldn’t have made it this far in the Machado sweepstakes if their offer was south of $200M. 

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1 minute ago, daggins said:

Any chance this becomes too contentious for Lozano to continue negotiating with the Sox? Just cutting them out?

That possibility crossed my mind immediately as soon as I read his public statement. 

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1 minute ago, Joshua Strong said:

I don’t think that theSox were leaking. The reports that came out makes them look horribly cheap. The Sox wouldn’t have made it this far in the Machado sweepstakes if their offer was south of $200M. 

Who says they are this far.  The statement states that the White Sox level of interest in Manny is completely wrong.  Maybe they are at 7/175 and others are moving forward. You wouldn't take the sox publically off the radar as the Phillies would be bidding against themselves.  

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Lozano has a fiduciary duty to Machado to get the best offer possible. He can't just drop the Sox because he's personally pissed unless Machado tells him to.

But this definitely doesn't help.

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People have to stop linking the Sox and the Bulls operations. While Jerry signs the checks for both orgs, his son Michael is running that ship and has been for a few years on his own. 

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Eh, I think you guys are looking too far into him blaming the Sox but what do I know.  That thought didn't even cross my mind to be honest.

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Would seem that no one is close to a deal with what is said in this statement.

Seems like there are a couple of more weeks at the least

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5 minutes ago, Baron said:

That's how I read it. We all know Bob is Kenny's stooge. 

Yeah, me too. If anything, this might completely take the Sox out of it. 

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1 minute ago, Rowand44 said:

Eh, I think you guys are looking too far into him blaming the Sox but what do I know.  That thought didn't even cross my mind to be honest.

Seemed like he was more mad at Bob/Buster for fabricating stories in a dry FA period than anything.  It doesn't seem like he is calling the Sox out really.

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1 minute ago, Rowand44 said:

Eh, I think you guys are looking too far into him blaming the Sox but what do I know.  That thought didn't even cross my mind to be honest.

Agreed. Olney laughed at the Sox earlier this offseason. This is more of a big F you to the media needing to fill their 24 hour news cycle with anything. It is absurd what Twitter has become this offseason. 

 

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Just now, South Sider said:

Any chances its Philly with the leaks?

Middleton is too enamored with Harper, their focus has shifted to securing Bryce. No benefit for them to leak unless they are looking to shift attention.

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7 minutes ago, daggins said:

Any chance this becomes too contentious for Lozano to continue negotiating with the Sox? Just cutting them out?

Lol, what?  Cut out the only team that appears willing to open the checkbook?  

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This is the same as when Hahn expressed frustration publicly about a week ago with false rumors.  Now they're doing it on Lozano's end, that's all. We're even now.

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I don't know if it puts the Sox out....but it'll probably extend the process. 

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I don't see this as being a knock on the white sox....i read it as the white sox interest is much higher than 7 years/175 million

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