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Two mystery teams talking to Manny Machado

We’ve heard a lot about PTBNL, but what about TTBNL?

QLE Posted: January 20, 2019 at 09:48 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: manny machado, mysteries

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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 20, 2019 at 10:43 PM (#5807189)
A bidding war by two mystery teams? Can't say I've seen that before.
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 20, 2019 at 11:36 PM (#5807199)
Ham Fighters v. NC Dinos.
   3. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: January 21, 2019 at 12:24 AM (#5807204)
Kang vs. Kodos
   4. Walt Davis Posted: January 21, 2019 at 03:51 AM (#5807220)
Cashman vs. Hal & Hank
   5. Bug Selig Posted: January 21, 2019 at 07:41 AM (#5807233)
I clicked through and was sad to note that Heyman isn't even Boras' messenger-boy of choice anymore.
   6. oscar madisox Posted: January 21, 2019 at 08:47 AM (#5807238)
The best thing about the mystery team is their uniforms

Mystery team uniforms
   7. bobm Posted: January 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM (#5807240)
   8. snowles Posted: January 21, 2019 at 12:03 PM (#5807320)
   9. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: January 21, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5807384)
Did his agent write this article or just farm it out?
   10. Booey Posted: January 21, 2019 at 05:51 PM (#5807438)
Ooooh mystery teams! Each more mysterious than the last!
   11. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: January 21, 2019 at 06:04 PM (#5807444)
What I find interesting is this; has his poor attitude and antics really hurt his market that much? Surely the stats and his age support an 8/250-9/270 type of deal. The supposed White Sox deal of 7/175 seemed a bit of a joke really. Machado is a douche, but this cat can really play. Is his insistence on playing SS putting teams off?

Harper's seemingly unpredictable market I get. He's terribly inconsistent and his fielding numbers don't look good so I can see teams being cautious. I think he should've taken that Nats offer.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: January 21, 2019 at 09:10 PM (#5807515)
Machado is a douche, but this cat can really play. Is his insistence on playing SS putting teams off?

The Cardinals were seriously interested in him for a while, he was the guy they wanted (not Goldschmidt or Harper) but his insistence on playing short, and his attitude pretty much sunk any serious offer that they would have made him(Cardinals are really pushing attitude over the past season and a half for their acquisitions) . Costing yourself a couple of legitimate suitors(see Toronto above) has to hurt your ability to manipulate the market.
   13. Belfry Bob Posted: January 22, 2019 at 12:38 AM (#5807574)
Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man. Pundits lean towards Team Iron Man because Cap insists on hustle.

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