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Topic: Machado signs with Padres
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Machado signs with Padres


Posted: Feb 19, 2019 12:27 PM
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https://www.cubshq.com/update/Manny-Machado-signs-biggest-FA-contract-in-American-sports-history-25937

https://twitter.com/ChicagoCubsHQ/status/1097910336148197377

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 12:37 PM
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https://twitter.com/ChicagoCubsHQ/status/1097912403474419712

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Re: Machado signs with Padres


Posted: Feb 19, 2019 1:06 PM
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So much for his wanting to play on the East coast.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 7:59 PM
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This should make the Friars more interesting. I grew up in Chicago but live in Vegas now, so I guess I'll be watching him plat a lot since they telecast their games out here. I'm held up for $120 to see my beloved "Cub" (hat tip to Harry, who I once worked for, R.I.P.), but worth it. At least now I get to watch 2 interesting teams, though the Friars need pitching. then again, most teams do.

My guess is Harper to Philly, but who knows, other than WE won't get him.

Thanks Theo

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 9:27 PM
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Cool bio name...Yea should make the Padres a competitive team with all of their young talent coming through the ranks soon.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 9:56 PM
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Thank you. Was a Men's 12' team I ran in Rolling Meadows (Ill) back in the day. I'm a tad surprised he passed on the ChiSox, it may suggest that their reported offers were inaccurate. In terms of markets/endorsements, Chicago is the better place.

10 years security, $$, & quality of life however, is another I guess.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 10:02 PM
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I think I read where it could have gotten up to $350 mil with incentives with the South Siders but wasn't a guaranteed $300 mil like Padres.

Basically, the White Sox didn't go max like the Padres and rather had a large incentive package that he wasn't too keen on.

He wanted that 10 mil, 300 million guaranteed and he got it from the Padres.

San Diego would be a great place to live and play besides the Petco Park swallowing your potential homers.

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Re: Machado signs with Padres


Posted: Feb 19, 2019 10:17 PM
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Yeah, well, the kid hits the ball hard & for average. Assuming he doesn't pull a Myers or Hosmer, he'll make them way better. If the aforementioned 2 get their poop in 1 sock, they could surprise.

Should be interesting.

Can't wait until Saturday, though out here the Cub game is only available via 670 radio (sucks!).

Just joined here, looking forward to talking Cubs with my fellow fans! I worked for them in 84-85 coming out of the Air Force (I was a cop) so Security hired me as a Bleacher supervisor. I swear, BEST JOB EVER!

I thought I had died & went to Heaven, LOL!

Sigh, then I got engaged & had to grow up & get a real job..

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Re: Machado signs with Padres


Posted: Feb 20, 2019 8:54 AM
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Nighthawk.

What years were you playing 12" softball in RM? I played there for one year but was mainly a 16" league guy in the NW suburbs, Barrington, Hanover Park, Arlington Heights.

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