There was some hope that Machado would make his decision after the calendar turned to 2018, but it seems like that won't be the case.
Others, All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper.
"When free agency began, it seemed preordained that Harper would wind up with the Phillies and Machado with the Yankees", according to USA TODAY. As one of this offseason's most coveted targets, Machado visited the Phillies and Yankees in addition to the White Sox last month. He is said to be demanding a contract worth around 10-years worth close to $300 million. The Yankees certainly have the money to sign Harper and they could use the lefty bat. This new rumor has the Sox making an offer to free agent superstar Manny Machado.
Later on Wednesday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score had some interesting tweets that looked like it was refuting Passan's earlier article.
Harper turned down a 10-year, $300 million offer from the Nationals earlier this off-season, and Nationals' owner Ted Lerner has been reluctant to go over that number, but a new report suggests there may be movement on that front.
Moreover, NBC Sports Chicago are reporting that the White Sox are at a disadvantage if the race for Machado comes down to a bidding war.
The White Sox might find themselves "relatively close" to the Dodgers in the competition for Harper, that is if they don't want to go past seven years and if the Dodgers have no interest in a very big, decade-long pact. Maybe they end up the only team willing to hand out the richest contract in baseball history.