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1 minute ago, fathom said:

If you’re referring to Machado last year, I was privy to some of the information that the main “insiders” on here had, and they had every right to think they were getting Manny.

Thank you for clarifying  this. That just proves that they are being fed info, sometimes wrong info.

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Sox has learned to operate in stealth mode. If it’s leaked rumors, I don’t have as much confidence in them actually carrying through.

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Take sources with a grain of salt.. HOWEVER, Everyone shitting on the sources last year (that had info) are probably going too far.. We most certainly had Machado UNTIL the Padres realized... omg, they're only offering 250?! I 100% believe we had Machado until the last minute, then Padres jumped in because we sucked as an org.

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2 minutes ago, cjgalloway said:

Proof?

If a tweet is twittered in a Twitter forest and no one is around to see it, did it make a tweet?

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Just now, cjgalloway said:

Take sources with a grain of salt.. HOWEVER, Everyone shitting on the sources last year (that had info) are probably going too far.. We most certainly had Machado UNTIL the Padres realized... omg, they're only offering 250?! I 100% believe we had Machado until the last minute, then Padres jumped in because we sucked as an org.

I think a lot of what people were mad at was the implication that the sox were handling the negotiations really well and knew what they were doing, and when others brought up criticisms were shouted down. And then it didn't work out because of a lot of on-its-face incompetent negotiating.

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1 minute ago, Jerksticks said:

The Sox and Wheeler’s camp didn’t announce a signing yet.  

Thanks for the update. 

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3 minutes ago, cjgalloway said:

Take sources with a grain of salt.. HOWEVER, Everyone shitting on the sources last year (that had info) are probably going too far.. We most certainly had Machado UNTIL the Padres realized... omg, they're only offering 250?! I 100% believe we had Machado until the last minute, then Padres jumped in because we sucked as an org.

We had an insider saying the Sox would sign BOTH Machado and Harper. They both signed for less than he projected and the Sox were $50 million short on Machado, and didn't even engage with Harper when they found out Boras doesn't play the discount game. Even  for the opportunity to have Yolmer Sanchez dump a cooler of Gatorade on your head.  There was a lot of BS going on, and anyone who questioned it was villified as someone who was pretty clueless. 

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1 minute ago, cjgalloway said:

hmmm  I thought HE had posted the "eyes".. not just commented on someone.. LESS FUN!

He did, click on the tweet. It shows it in the pic, just cut off on the preview.

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Here's my concern:  The Sox made an offer to Grandal that he deemed good enough to sign, and he signed it.  The Sox have seemingly made a good offer to Wheeler (reportedly the highest so far), but that Wheeler apparently doesn't believe is good enough to sign right now.  That puts the Sox in a tough position similar to Machado last year -- they're in the lead but don't want to bid against themselves and up the offer to a "sign it now" price, so are left in a state of limbo while other teams have the opportunity to beat it.

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1 minute ago, cjgalloway said:

hmmm  I thought HE had posted the "eyes".. not just commented on someone.. LESS FUN!

What? He did post them, he wasn't replying to anyone. 

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23 minutes ago, Sockin said:

Also Kinander was trying to stir shit up about 15 min ago with the classic eyeball emoji.

Did he delete that tweet?  Couldn’t find it  when I went looking for it.

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Just now, Chicago White Sox said:

Did he delete that tweet?  Couldn’t find it  when I went looking for it.

Yes, 10-15 mins after making it. 

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3 minutes ago, Perfect Vision said:

Here's my concern:  The Sox made an offer to Grandal that he deemed good enough to sign, and he signed it.  The Sox have seemingly made a good offer to Wheeler (reportedly the highest so far), but that Wheeler apparently doesn't believe is good enough to sign right now.  That puts the Sox in a tough position similar to Machado last year -- they're in the lead but don't want to bid against themselves and up the offer to a "sign it now" price, so are left in a state of limbo while other teams have the opportunity to beat it.

The Sox will have a chance to win the bid him. Wheeler doesn't want his market to shrink so he will take the best great deal quickly.  

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Just now, cjgalloway said:

i barely know how to twot. Twitter confuses me.

Twatter 

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