*2018-2019 Offseason Discussion Thread*

The Boletarian

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We are putting together a very nice pen. Like the Herrera signing a lot especially paired with the Colome trade.
I keep forgetting we have Zack Burdi coming back from TJ surgery too. Plus Ian Hamilton looked good at the end of the year. It's definitely much much better than last year. The key is can Nate Jones stay healthy.
 

BEARZOMBIE

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Idk if we are being used for negotiating a bigger deal with philly or we are legit contenders for machado.
 

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So who do we believe here? Nightengale/Passan or Levine?
 

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So who do we believe here? Nightengale/Passan or Levine?
I suppose we need to look at whom saying 8 years benefits the most. Machado probably? So are his people feeding misinformation to try and get someone to bid higher? Guess we'll see whenever Manny decides. He just needs to decide already.
 

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First this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">hear that the rumor of a chisox 175M offer for 7 years for manny machado is not correct. am told it is "way off," though not sure exactly how off. I'd say offer has to be higher and almost surely begins with a 2.</p>— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1085647235516264448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 16, 2019</a></blockquote>
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then this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group, the agent for Manny Machado, released the following statement regarding recent reports: <a href="https://t.co/MmKy9doaFz">pic.twitter.com/MmKy9doaFz</a></p>— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) <a href="https://twitter.com/Feinsand/status/1085655770857799680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 16, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Wtf is going on?
 

brett05

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The agent is upset at the offers and decided to throw a couple of reporters under the bus in the process of trying to drum up more interest for his client.
 

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The agent is upset at the offers and decided to throw a couple of reporters under the bus in the process of trying to drum up more interest for his client.
How would intimating that the offer is much higher (or much lower, but of course no agent would do that) than it actually is drum up interest?

If anything it would make teams less interested in offering.
 

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How would intimating that the offer is much higher (or much lower, but of course no agent would do that) than it actually is drum up interest?

If anything it would make teams less interested in offering.
Having that offer leak brings in more interest if it's low. From all reports headed into this offseason, Machado was potentially as high as $35+million a year. If they are only getting $25 and for only seven, other teams might have that more easily in their budget.
 

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I don't know who leaked that info to Buster, Bruce, and Bob, but someone did a doosy on them. Levine is being destroyed on Twitter as he's trying to double and triple down on it still.
 

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I don’t think white Sox would bother to even be in the sweep stakes if they weren’t willing to offer at least 30 mil a year.

I don’t think they want a situation of being crazy over bid like they were when they were going after hunter years ago
 

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Having that offer leak brings in more interest if it's low. From all reports headed into this offseason, Machado was potentially as high as $35+million a year. If they are only getting $25 and for only seven, other teams might have that more easily in their budget.
So then why would the agent be upset by it? It's low, as you said.
 

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Spring training is right around the corner. It’s kind of weird seeing the two big dogs not signed up yet. If you ask me they aren’t getting the $$$ everyone was thinking
 
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