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Old 03-07-2013, 03:04 PM
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So it could be 7/57?
Yes. Not sure if those are team, player, mutual, or vesting options.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:29 PM
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That's fan-****ing-tastic.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:37 PM
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Great deal for the Sox at today's prices. Excellent management decision.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:47 PM
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Agree with everyone above, very happy. The team options at the end are great. Paying just over at 8 mil over 7 years for an ace? I'll take. Just got to hope he stays healthy.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:57 PM
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Agree with everyone above, very happy. The team options at the end are great. Paying just over at 8 mil over 7 years for an ace? I'll take. Just got to hope he stays healthy.


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Old 03-07-2013, 03:59 PM
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Sort of surprised with the Sox on this one, 5 years with 2 option years for a pitcher doesn't fit their modus operadi. Keeping my fingers crossed considering that last year the Sox thought that Sale could not hold up as a starter.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:37 PM
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Agree with everyone above, very happy. The team options at the end are great. Paying just over at 8 mil over 7 years for an ace? I'll take. Just got to hope he stays healthy.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:43 PM
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Agreed it is a risk but pitching is the single most valuable possession in baseball.

Sale could turn out to be very, very good...an ace. You have to take the chance given the potential ceiling.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:50 PM
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Its been a long time since the Sox had a true number 1. Black Jack. Sale has the capabilities to be that, that doesnt happen often with the Sox. Its worth the gamble.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:50 PM
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It's interesting how in the 90s the Sox wouldn't sign their pitchers to long term deals. But now they're first priority.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:09 PM
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If Chris becomes as good as we all hope he can be, this could be viewed as the best deal in baseball. With contracts creeping toward $30m a season, we could have an ace making 1/3 of market value five years down the line.

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:20 PM
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Would you rather give this contract to Sale? Or would you rather give Edwin Jackson $52 million dollars for 4 years? It seems to me as if the Good Guys on the Southside of Chicago made a better deal with Sale than what the Bad Guys on the Northside did with Jackson.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:02 PM
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Would you rather give this contract to Sale? Or would you rather give Edwin Jackson $52 million dollars for 4 years? It seems to me as if the Good Guys on the Southside of Chicago made a better deal with Sale than what the Bad Guys on the Northside did with Jackson.
True, but you can't really just compare them like that because Sale was still under Sox control cheaply for a few more years anyway, that's very different than a free agent signing. I'm sure the Cubs would have signed Sale if they could have...
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:05 PM
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This is huge. On the open market, Sale is probably a $20m a year pitcher right now.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:16 PM
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Its been a long time since the Sox had a true number 1. Black Jack. Sale has the capabilities to be that, that doesnt happen often with the Sox. Its worth the gamble.
Not arguing with you really but what was Buehrle?
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