The Bryce is Right, Bitch

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Andy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:14 pm

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KrisBryantisaBeast wrote:
Banedon wrote:So the Yankees say they're out, and the Dodgers and Cubs both have news released that they may not have the money...

How peculiar.


Is everyone scared off by his asking price or are the teams using the same strategy to try and lower his price?


My money is on option 2.

It probably isn't actual collusion, but this is what collusion would look like.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Banedon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:16 pm

Andy wrote:
Banedon wrote:
KrisBryantisaBeast wrote:
Is everyone scared off by his asking price or are the teams using the same strategy to try and lower his price?


My money is on option 2.

It probably isn't actual collusion, but this is what collusion would look like.


I don't think the "play disinterested" negotiating strategy is such a secret technique that collusion would be necessary.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Andy wrote:
Banedon wrote:
KrisBryantisaBeast wrote:
Is everyone scared off by his asking price or are the teams using the same strategy to try and lower his price?


My money is on option 2.

It probably isn't actual collusion, but this is what collusion would look like.


it could only be collusion if one of the teams were to sign him well under market value while the others stood around and watched and somehow getting a kick-back, which won't happen
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Backtobanks » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 pm

KrisBryantisaBeast wrote:
Banedon wrote:So the Yankees say they're out, and the Dodgers and Cubs both have news released that they may not have the money...

How peculiar.


Is everyone scared off by his asking price or are the teams using the same strategy to try and lower his price?



I think it's a little bit of both. I'm sure there are many teams that realize giving Harper $400 million+ over 13-14 years is not financially prudent, but nobody is going to throw out there to Boras that we want him no matter what it's going to cost.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Backtobanks » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:05 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Andy wrote:
Banedon wrote:
My money is on option 2.

It probably isn't actual collusion, but this is what collusion would look like.


it could only be collusion if one of the teams were to sign him well under market value while the others stood around and watched and somehow getting a kick-back, which won't happen



Real collusion would be that nobody signs him and he sits out the season (AKA Kapernick). This won't happen either.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Backtobanks wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Andy wrote:It probably isn't actual collusion, but this is what collusion would look like.


it could only be collusion if one of the teams were to sign him well under market value while the others stood around and watched and somehow getting a kick-back, which won't happen



Real collusion would be that nobody signs him and he sits out the season (AKA Kapernick). This won't happen either.


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Tim » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:53 pm

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
it could only be collusion if one of the teams were to sign him well under market value while the others stood around and watched and somehow getting a kick-back, which won't happen



Real collusion would be that nobody signs him and he sits out the season (AKA Kapernick). This won't happen either.


what

Well, he's right that it would be one form of collusion. He's not right in the implication that his scenario is the *only* form of "real" collusion.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby toonsterwu » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:57 pm

I do buy the Yankees as being out, though, as of now. Yes, they could make a Harper/Stanton/Judge configuration work (blue moon Harper CF, otherwise, rotate at DH and occasionally put Harper at 1st (I think he's the only one that's practiced some there)). Machado makes more sense, and Corbin is probably priority number 1. I'm not sure on the Cubs, but for some reason, I could see the Dodgers slow play it and be the "mystery" team type that pops up late. Somewhat weird, though that the White Sox are showing public interest and not those three (granted, not that weird, they have to "show" their fan base changes, or the potential for change),
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby David » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:59 pm

Apparently Harper was spotted at the Blackhawks game last night or something?

I know there was the White Sox thing, but maybe Charles the Cat was right about him meeting with the Cubs this weekend, too.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian707 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:25 pm

David wrote:Apparently Harper was spotted at the Blackhawks game last night or something?

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I was at the Hawks game last night, as I was walking out I overheard some guys saying they think they saw Harper there. Didn't think anything of it at the time.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:39 pm

David wrote:Apparently Harper was spotted at the Blackhawks game last night or something?

I know there was the White Sox thing, but maybe Charles the Cat was right about him meeting with the Cubs this weekend, too.

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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:36 pm

David wrote:Apparently Harper was spotted at the Blackhawks game last night or something?

I know there was the White Sox thing, but maybe Charles the Cat was right about him meeting with the Cubs this weekend, too.


Strangely enough Jason Heyward was at the game last night as well according to Instagram (source: Twitter)
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Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:37 pm

UMFan83 wrote:according to Instagram (source: Twitter)


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm

Heyward posted instagram stories from the Hawks game last night (source: my eyes)
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bertz » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:51 pm

A bunch of the guys who I'm pretty sure don't live here year-year round were seemingly at the field this morning



There could be plenty of reasons, but a Bryce recruiting contingent is as reasonable an explanation as any.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 pm

that happened in april
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bertz » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:53 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:that happened in april


Welp, that makes a lot more sense
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:18 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:that happened in april

Well that's gonna cause some collusion issues, then.
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