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Zack Wheeler: To the Phils (5yr 118); Sox had made BIGGER offer

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5 minutes ago, SoxBlanco said:

BB, I’m hearing the deal is “close” but “complicated”. You hearing something similar?

They want to announce the Strasburg signing simultaneously I guess. :lol:

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1 hour ago, SoxBlanco said:

BB, I’m hearing the deal is “close” but “complicated”. You hearing something similar?

Sox want Wheeler. Sox are actively pursuing Wheeler. I don't know that it's "close" or anything like that. 

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25 minutes ago, pcq said:

FA is all about overpayment which is a given. 

Yep...cost money instead of players.  In this case a 2nd round pick but small price to pay.

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As far as Wheeler goes....

 

Manny Machado + Bryce Harper were both awesome gets. I would have been ecstatic for them.

Wheeler is not an 'awesome' buy. He is more of a mediocre buy. He's a high risk, but something we really need and all the other options on the market are either unobtainable (stras+cole) or really poor (keuchel + Bumgarner + hamels).

So I wouldn't b e thrilled with a 5/100, but I also wouldn't be unhappy. 

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5 minutes ago, fathom said:

I doubt anything is especially close, as Ricky just had a conference call with the media

Eh I don't think Renteria would say anything or if they'd clue him in until things are finished.

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2 hours ago, whitesoxwinner said:

 

Guy who had burr DFA hours before we've known:

I haven't read this entire thread yet, but I was tipped off this morning that Ricky came in to Chicago today. I didn't bother posting because I didn't know if it was just some prior engagement. If Wheeler really is in Chicago today (haven't confirmed), then there is a lot of smoke. 

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6 minutes ago, iWiN4PreP said:

As far as Wheeler goes....

 

Manny Machado + Bryce Harper were both awesome gets. I would have been ecstatic for them.

Wheeler is not an 'awesome' buy. He is more of a mediocre buy. He's a high risk, but something we really need and all the other options on the market are either unobtainable (stras+cole) or really poor (keuchel + Bumgarner + hamels).

So I wouldn't b e thrilled with a 5/100, but I also wouldn't be unhappy. 

He's definitely got some upside and at a much cheaper price than Strasburg or Cole. I'm in on Cole but more weary of Strasburg as far as long term goes, but Boras will get him a deal much better than Wheelers. If I'm right, he is the correct target for the Sox unless they want to go toe to toe with the Yankees. (Which they should, thatd be super badass)

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1 minute ago, Chicago White Sox said:

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Maybe they have a deal pending physical and they hit a snag. Seems like sox are back in stealth mode. Tight lipped on wheeler until they can announce it on twitter like grandal

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3 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

The calm before the storm...could use some peavy44 to bring that heat though

WE NEED HIM HERE NOW, WHERE IS HE

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3 minutes ago, Soxnfins said:

WE NEED HIM HERE NOW, WHERE IS HE

Some other forum took care of him he is going to live on a nice farm upstate.

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You are all doing a fantastic job today, I love you all. You’ve got me through the workday and train ride back to WI accomplishing almost nill in financial reporting today. Keep it up 😂

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41 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

I haven't read this entire thread yet, but I was tipped off this morning that Ricky came in to Chicago today. I didn't bother posting because I didn't know if it was just some prior engagement. If Wheeler really is in Chicago today (haven't confirmed), then there is a lot of smoke. 

According to Fegan’s twitter, he had a charity event at Mercy House

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