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All I can tell from this is that WSD seems like a good dude just giving his best information. 

Appreciate it. 

We all need to relax. Seems like we’re still in a great spot to land MM and we all have the right to go nuts if we don’t

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16 minutes ago, NCsoxfan said:

On a tangential note, what sticks in my mind most about Aaron Donald is that leading up to the draft about 90% of pundits and common sense said the Bears would draft him. But once the dagger hit and the Rams unexpectedly picked him before Chicago, there was no value whatsoever in being the favorites.

Different situation, but dammit I hope things end favorably in this situation.

Different situation, as you noted, because we control our own destiny. The Rams taking him is something we have no control over. But someone swooping in and signing Machado is something we can avoid by simply topping their offer.

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If nothing else, I'm confident on Machado just by the process of elimination. Philly is more interested in Harper, the Yankees almost certainly aren't happening, and the Padres are probably just being used for leverage. That leaves the Sox. Just gotta make a fair offer and he's most likely ours.

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Just now, Whitesox27 said:

If nothing else, I'm confident on Machado just by the process of elimination. Philly is more interested in Harper, the Yankees almost certainly aren't happening, and the Padres are probably just being used for leverage. That leaves the Sox. Just gotta make a fair offer and he's most likely ours.

This is pretty much where I am, I'm just sick of waiting.

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Unless the Nats, who have a roster of nearly 10 Boras clients already, were to jump back in on Harper.  He also probably has the best working relationship with Lerner.

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8 minutes ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

This is pretty much where I am, I'm just sick of waiting.

We really need Harper to go to Philadelphia. If he goes to San Francisco or pretty much anywhere other than the Phillies, this could end badly for us.

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11 minutes ago, Whitesox27 said:

We really need Harper to go to Philadelphia. If he goes to San Francisco or pretty much anywhere other than the Phillies, this could end badly for us.

If Harper goes anywhere else but Philly we can wave goodbye to Manny. 

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16 minutes ago, Whitesox27 said:

We really need Harper to go to Philadelphia. If he goes to San Francisco or pretty much anywhere other than the Phillies, this could end badly for us.

All we have to do is be the highest bidder. Zero reason not to be. 

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 According to Hector: White Sox are Manny’s number one option followed by Padres, Yankees and Phillies in that order.

 

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interestingly, in spanish he makes it sound like it's 'mannys preference' but in english he's listing it as 'order of highest offer to least'

Lost In Translation, etc.

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5 minutes ago, Princess Dye said:

interestingly, in spanish he makes it sound like it's 'mannys preference' but in english he's listing it as 'order of highest offer to least'

Lost In Translation, etc.

That’s not mutually exclusive if Manny is basing preference on $$, which is very likely.

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7 minutes ago, Princess Dye said:

 

I really like Hector but this is the least believeable thing to me. I don’t believe the Phillies would have the lowest offer. Lower than the Yankees

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Dec 1: Sox 7/175...Manny waits for 10/350

Jan 1: Sox 7/210...Manny waits for 10/325

Feb 1: Sox 8/250...Manny waits for 10/300

March 1:  Sox & Manny meet at 9/275...and March 1 declared Hector Gomez Day on Soxtalk

 

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2 minutes ago, heirdog said:

Dec 1: Sox 7/175...Manny waits for 10/350

Jan 1: Sox 7/210...Manny waits for 10/325

Feb 1: Sox 8/250...Manny waits for 10/300

March 1:  Sox & Manny meet at 9/275...and March 1 declared Hector Gomez Day on Soxtalk

 

Woe is me

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Wow...the cringe in this thread is off the charts.  

How are the possible deals with Machado or Harper leaking to random no names every 20 minutes?  Apparently these professional deal makers have more leaks than a colander.   

 

I pop in this thread a couple times a day and just scroll through repetitive theories...and random twitter posts with no connection to anything.  Everyone chill out, leave the house, watch a movie, do something else.  Come back when the whales sign, and freak out for better or worse.  Paying attention to this craziness is the type of shit that gives you cancer LOL...

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Ben, just curious...how old are you?  Your texting style reminds me of some of the high schoolers I teach.

Or you're related to Andrew Dice Clay?

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2 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Ben, just curious...how old are you?  Your texting style reminds me of some of the high schoolers I teach.

Or you're related to Andrew Dice Clay?

Like most everyone else here.

just turned 9.

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A thing of note.....I think the only players left are white sox phils and maybe pads.......there is no team that has ever thought they needed to block the Sox from getting both.  Only teams impacted are AL Central and Cubs who are all neutered.

We believe Phils are in because of crazy money talk.....owner/McPhail isn't saying that now and is walking back from it.

No team will jump in to block Sox there is no Red Sox v yanks......Dodgers v Giants......Cubs v cards thing here.  There may have been some NL east noise but I think if Phils were in crazy money mode they would have signed one.

Padres getting one and Sox left out is a massive blow to give them Tatis and not make good one getting us a whale to offset.

I think getting both is crazy talk but I think they get one.

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26 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Who could ever have predicted 2 1/2 years ago that the Padres of all teams would be the biggest threat to the White Sox rebuild?

Forever rebuilding.

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36 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Who could ever have predicted 2 1/2 years ago that the Padres of all teams would be the biggest threat to the White Sox rebuild?

I wouldn’t have been shocked. I am shocked it’s getting involved in bigger free agents.

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10 minutes ago, bmags said:

I wouldn’t have been shocked. I am shocked it’s getting involved in bigger free agents.

Machado and Harper at $300+ million, sure.

The original plan was to hit the 2019-20 free agent class to supplement our internal prospect development.

The 2018 season changed that...whether it turns out to be a blessing or curse in the long term remains to be seen.

And the "we never thought we'd even be a legit player for these two generational talents" spin is not going to fly at this point.

The worst case scenario (other than SD getting either) remains the Nats reconsidering Harper and Philly having no choice but to blow away our offer to at least secure Machado.

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On 2/14/2019 at 9:43 PM, Chicago White Sox said:

Plus San Diego is a tiny media market in a state with a huge income tax.  The Padres would have to offer quite a bit more than the Sox to effectively come close to us.

Ummm, and the state of Illinois is???

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