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    Backup catcher in tow

    "Long term, we're still very optimistic on how Zack Collins and/or Seby Zavala will fit in for us,'' Rick Hahn said this week. "They're not ready yet, they're going to need some more time, and we want to make sure that ... they're not rushed.''
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    Yonder Alonso for Alex Call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennehy View Post
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    Yonder Alonso for Alex Call.
    Meh. I don't really understand our 1b/dh situation now with Abreu, Alonso, and Palka. Can't play all three. Palka might play LF and Jimenez RF, but from what I've read, Jimenez is more LF and Palka truly is more DH.
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    I think I would try getting Machado and Harper in the room at the same time and show them how great Frank Thomas was. How solid Paul Konerko was. Tell them it's time we paired two stars in their prime and make history on the South Side. Offer them a two for one deal at say $30-35 million a year with an opt out in there say at three years. Gives them the chance to get out in case the rebuild "plan" fails.
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    Wish he was in town yesterday. They could have taken him to the bears game and let him witness the atmosphere of a rivalry game

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEARZOMBIE View Post
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    Wish he was in town yesterday. They could have taken him to the bears game and let him witness the atmosphere of a rivalry game
    We have no rivals outside of maybe the Cubs
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    According to espn machado in play with Yankees, Phillies, and White Sox and he has met with all teams. Probably won’t see a decision until after New Years

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    According to espn machado in play with Yankees, Phillies, and White Sox and he has met with all teams. Probably won’t see a decision until after New Years
    My guess is we'll see Machado sign before Harper. I think Boras wants to set the market so he can jump it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boletarian View Post
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    My guess is we'll see Machado sign before Harper. I think Boras wants to set the market so he can jump it.
    Than it would be Harper signing first
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    Than it would be Harper signing first
    No, Boras is waiting for Machado to sign so he can see what the market value for Machado is. Once he sees that he'll want Bryce to be the highest paid player. By letting Machado go first he's setting the table. The only real problem occurs if Machado's agent tries to do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boletarian View Post
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    No, Boras is waiting for Machado to sign so he can see what the market value for Machado is. Once he sees that he'll want Bryce to be the highest paid player. By letting Machado go first he's setting the table. The only real problem occurs if Machado's agent tries to do the same.
    ok, You mean you want Machado to set the table, not Boras. Ok then.
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    Dodgers make a mega deal they probably are in the driver seat for Harper now

    Yankees likely will get machado

    Nothing is 100% but I’m not liking our chances. Realistically I didn’t like our chances from the start

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    Passan says the White Sox are one of two teams willing to offer Harper a 10-year deal

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...ng-manny-bryce
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack54attack View Post
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    Passan says the White Sox are one of two teams willing to offer Harper a 10-year deal

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    counters it.

    5:38 PM: Levine does take care to note that, per his sources, Harper “has had” ten-year offers with “big” proposed AAV salaries, though the tendering clubs remain as yet unknown.

    3:07 PM: Earlier today, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reported that the White Sox (and the Phillies) were willing to give Bryce Harper a contract of at least ten guaranteed years in length. However, contrasting information on Chicago’s stance has come from 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine (Twitter link), who reports that the White Sox are only willing to give Harper or Manny Machado a maximum of a seven-year contract. According to “high ranking industry sources” in contact with Levine, Passan’s report about the White Sox being open to a ten-year deal is “without any substance and flat out wrong.”

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    It sounds like an effort to make the Sox seem like less of a threat.
    Miguel Cabrera: "I may have beaten Trout for the MVP, but it doesn't compare to when I beat my wife."

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    I can't wait till it's over. Enough of the back and forth already. It's apparent the only ones that know for sure what's going on are the players, their agents, and the teams involved.

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    The Chicago #WhiteSox are more engaged with Manny Machado than Bryce Harper at the moment, and have officially made an offer to Machado. They have yet to make a formal offer to Harper, but have been in constant contact.
    Miguel Cabrera: "I may have beaten Trout for the MVP, but it doesn't compare to when I beat my wife."

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    On whitesoxdave's blog:

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    Stay tuned, the Hot Stove just got kicked into hyperdrive. Machado signs a contract within the next 5 days, and my money is on the White Sox – book it
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    That would make me very very very happy.

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    I'd be fine with either. Harper is obviously much more marketable and probably better financially and publicity-wise for the Sox. But Machado has been more consistent and plays a position of need (3B).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czar Nicholas View Post
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    I'd be fine with either. Harper is obviously much more marketable and probably better financially and publicity-wise for the Sox. But Machado has been more consistent and plays a position of need (3B).
    I agree completely. If we somehow got both I think I'd go home and weep. We would be set for years.

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