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1 minute ago, Jose Abreu said:

I love how all the replies are people who find it funny, and then there's Peavy44 taking it literally and getting angry 

His was the only reply.

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This is the first time in the whole offseason I feel confident the Sox are the favorite, maybe even heavy favorite to sign him.   I just knocked on every piece of wood in my house boys.

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5 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

I love how all the replies are people who find it funny, and then there's Peavy44 taking it literally and getting angry 

Seeing You've chosen to ignore content by peavy44. has really given me life.

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3 minutes ago, Blackout Friday said:

His was the only reply.

I meant on the tweet itself

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Just now, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Seeing You've chosen to ignore content by peavy44. has really given me life.

Cherish those moments

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That Sturgill Simpson guy ain't bad, thanks for all the recs in this thread.  Not really my cup of tea but I could totally see myself going to one of his shows, especially in a small New Orleans venue on a steamy spring evening uptown.

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8 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

Seeing You've chosen to ignore content by peavy44. has really given me life.

You inspired me. I figured it out. I did it. And like this pencil, ta-da, he's...gone!

 

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I am another Sox fan that is fairly confident the team signs Machado. 

This coming from someone still very torn on Machado.  I don't discount the talent, but doubt the person.  Is he really the face of a franchise?  The person we see on billboards and national marketing?  Is he a BIG draw for fans and sponsors?  Can he deliver a championship?

Biggest concern, contract would be largest in franchise history, is this what should be done?  I keep thinking that Eloy, Machado, and Abreu are a sick 3, 4, and 5.  That could win the division in 2019, with quality pitching.

Not trying to be an ass or bring people down.  Not my money, other than being a season ticket holder. 

Just curious if people want Machado because he is "one of the top free agents" or(and) this is the right move that will produce a championship?  

2005 was an amazing year that I will never forget.  Remember, it wasn't about signing BIG money, but extremely smart moves and spreading the money around to numerous players.

Feel free to rip me apart.  I am just tired and want this whole thing done.

 

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12 minutes ago, Soxman72 said:

I am another Sox fan that is fairly confident the team signs Machado. 

This coming from someone still very torn on Machado.  I don't discount the talent, but doubt the person.  Is he really the face of a franchise?  The person we see on billboards and national marketing?  Is he a BIG draw for fans and sponsors?  Can he deliver a championship?

Biggest concern, contract would be largest in franchise history, is this what should be done?  I keep thinking that Eloy, Machado, and Abreu are a sick 3, 4, and 5.  That could win the division in 2019, with quality pitching.

Not trying to be an ass or bring people down.  Not my money, other than being a season ticket holder. 

Just curious if people want Machado because he is "one of the top free agents" or(and) this is the right move that will produce a championship?  

2005 was an amazing year that I will never forget.  Remember, it wasn't about signing BIG money, but extremely smart moves and spreading the money around to numerous players.

Feel free to rip me apart.  I am just tired and want this whole thing done.

 

These are all valid questions/concerns. 

But once again, we need to end the myth about 2005. Wonderful year we’ll all never forget. But it was an incredibly lucky season that the Sox never came close to repeating. Not exactly a model blueprint. 

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20 minutes ago, aeichhor said:

Dan still being in Dan mode

Sources: Dan Clark is beside himself. Driving around downtown Baltimore begging (thru texts) Machado's old teammates for a Yankees signing confirmation 

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2 minutes ago, Quin said:

Sources: Dan Clark is beside himself. Driving around downtown Baltimore begging (thru texts) Machado's old teammates for a Yankees signing confirmation 

Interestingly, our favorite Oriole blogger/Yankee fan would need to Skype his pleadings since he lives in Australia 

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I think whoever mentioned Hahn not even doing a conference call after Herrera became official is on to something.

That may be the most puzzling and telling thing that has happened this week and gives me some faith we are close to signing Manny. Herrera had a conference call I believe with his comments about Manny this afternoon, but Hahn who typically does hold one, (Alonso trade most recently) hasn’t yet. Couple this with Jay being wrapped up this week. 

Something about all these things coming together recently just makes me think the smoke is leading somewhere promising. 

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8 hours ago, wsd said:

Hello everyone.  Just want to clear a few things up - someone DM'd me this thread today looking for info/clarification on what I know/don't know.

-I know the sox are in a very good spot.  This bucket (?) guy probably knows more than me.  I don't care that he does, in fact I hope he does.  Some people are acting like he's talking shit to me, he's not.  We're all sox fans here.  We all want what's best for the org

-I have zero clue what the financials of the offer are.  I do know it's 7 years.  I assume they have room to budge if they need to.  Right now, as far as I'm aware, they don't need to.  I would assume it's for an AAV record of about $35MM, so I was just putting two and two together.  I could be incorrect there.  I wanted to clear that up because people are speaking as if I was stating it as fact.

- I know there are a lot of people that don't like me in here.  To each there own.  I know my humor and style isn't for everyone.  I am who I am.  

- I typically avoid message boards, facebook forums, etc. They can be good communities but they also lead to fans wanting to jump down each others throat.  The few times I've meandered to these forums I saw that, so I haven't been here hardly ever since I knew they existed

- if anyone has any questions let me know, because I'm not gonna make it a regular thing posting here.  I don't want other people's brains seeping into my brain now that I have to cover the sox for my job

PS - I'm blogging this as we speak

 

Welcome aboard. Appreciate the insights 

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6 minutes ago, Frank_Thomas said:

I think whoever mentioned Hahn not even doing a conference call after Herrera became official is on to something.

That may be the most puzzling and telling thing that has happened this week and gives me some faith we are close to signing Manny. Herrera had a conference call I believe with his comments about Manny this afternoon, but Hahn who typically does hold one, (Alonso trade most recently) hasn’t yet. Couple this with Jay being wrapped up this week. 

Something about all these things coming together recently just makes me think the smoke is leading somewhere promising. 

You are correct. Herrera had a conference call at 2:30 this afternoon with Billy Russo translating for him from Chicago. 

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1 minute ago, CBJ03 said:

You are correct. Herrera had a conference call at 2:30 this afternoon with Billy Russo translating for him from Chicago. 

And I believe Hahn at least gave quotes to the media the day every other deal has been announced this offseason.

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This sounds silly, but did the Sox hold an official press conference for Yonder Alonso yet? If not, my thought is that they want to announce Alonso, Jay, and Machado at the same time (like they did with Melky, Samardzija, and Robertson a few years ago).

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Just now, Whitesox27 said:

This sounds silly, but did the Sox hold an official press conference for Yonder Alonso yet? If not, my thought is they want to announce Alonso, Jay, and Machado at the same time.

Conference call, but Yonder isn’t big enough star for actual press conference. I do like your idea though.  Let’s hope the results are better than last joint press conference.

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