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Just because there's literally nothing else to talk about right now, if you're the Sox, would you give Machado 12 years and $350 million like the Phillies are rumored to be offering Harper today? 

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4 minutes ago, Whitesox27 said:

Just because there's literally nothing else to talk about right now, if you're the Sox, would you give Machado 12 years and $350 million like the Phillies are rumored to be offering Harper today? 

No.

If Phillies sign Harper for that much they most likely shift to pitching and we can get Manny for 8/270 since no competition

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10 minutes ago, Whitesox27 said:

Just because there's literally nothing else to talk about right now, if you're the Sox, would you give Machado 12 years and $350 million like the Phillies are rumored to be offering Harper today? 

Yep I do that in a heartbeat.

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12 minutes ago, Whitesox27 said:

Just because there's literally nothing else to talk about right now, if you're the Sox, would you give Machado 12 years and $350 million like the Phillies are rumored to be offering Harper today? 

Yes. They need to get this deal done. No excuse.

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There is no way I would want Harper on this team for the full length of a 12 year contract. Neither would my 19 year old son who is seven right now. 

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1 hour ago, Balta1701 said:

The Cubs and Astros absolutely did not hit on 90% of their moves. The Astros are my constant example of how rebuilding works even when you make a ton of mistakes in the draft. Aiken, Mark Appel over Bryant, they had 3 straight #1 picks and have 1 player out of them.

Astros also made some questionable trades (which is a reason why I want the Sox to trade with them).   
The Aiken mistake gave the Astros Bregman.  They've had their misses, but a long list of successes and great development to more than compensate.

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Just now, GreenSox said:

Astros also made some questionable trades (which is a reason why I want the Sox to trade with them).   
The Aiken mistake gave the Astros Bregman.  They've had their misses, but a long list of successes and great development to more than compensate.

What are these questionable trades?

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6 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

What are these questionable trades?

Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, Adrian Houser and Brett Phillips for Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez.

 

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1 minute ago, GreenSox said:

Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, Adrian Houser and Brett Phillips for Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez.

 

Also outrighted JD Martinez

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Just now, Jose Abreu said:

Also outrighted JD Martinez

At a certain point, you just stop giving guys chances due to having other talent coming up. Hes a late bloomer for sure.

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3 minutes ago, GreenSox said:

Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, Adrian Houser and Brett Phillips for Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez.

 

And only one of those guys (Hader) is great. 

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Releasing JD Martinez was a mistake. I believe he tore up spring training that year, but I guess they didnt buy into his swing changes and they released him before the season started. We all know how that worked out. 

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1 minute ago, soxfan2014 said:

At a certain point, you just stop giving guys chances due to having other talent coming up. Hes a late bloomer for sure.

Agreed. I just don't agree with the notion that they're some perfect FO who don't make mistakes given how much good talent they've given away over the years. Not to mention all their ethical issues 

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3 hours ago, bschmaranz said:

Spiegs and Levine are arguing with callers over the Jay, Yonder, Colome, Herrera adds.   They're being super positive.

What were the callers saying about them? There is nothing wrong with those additions.

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43 minutes ago, GreenSox said:

Mystery team: Angels

Bruce Levine said it's either the Boston Braves, Philadelphia Athletics or Seattle Pilots on his show this morning.  

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I think JD was different for the reasons I stated above. He came into spring with a totally different swing that year and they simply overlooked it. Detroit jumped on him and he tore up AAA and didn’t stop once they called him up. 

He didn’t “figure it out” somewhere else. He figured it out while they still had him, and they still released him. 

Hindsight is 20/20 and they’ve done a great job overall, but that was a real mistake on their part to not notice and/or believe in the changes he made. 

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1 minute ago, The Beast said:

What were the callers saying about them? There is nothing wrong with those additions.

I'm working and listening so I didn't catch all of them.  One guy compared Yonder and Jon Jay to the Sox signing Dick Allen's brother Hank.  They laughed it off, Hank wasn't even a major league caliber guy, Yonder and Jay make the team better, very positive response.

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10 minutes ago, GreenSox said:

Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, Adrian Houser and Brett Phillips for Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez.

 

No doubt, but that’s only one trade and I specially mentioned that one in my post.  What other bad trades had he made?

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