Momentum building for White Sox in Machado sweepstakes

Momentum building for White Sox in Machado sweepstakes

Speaking of Harper, it's always been expected that he'd wait for Machado to sign so that he and Scott Boras could top Machado's deal.

Levine also reported that "momentum is building" for the White Sox to land Machado despite a front-runner not being clear.

Prediction: Dodgers. Los Angeles traded Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, seemingly to make room for Harper in the outfield.

Alonso, however, is only under contract for two more seasons, and Jay was only a given one year deal, so I'm not sure that a guy like Machado would make a long term commitment to an organization exclusively on their willingness to obtain his associates short term.

Levine pointed out that Philadelphia is likely willing to go 10 years for Machado, several more years than the White Sox are willing to.

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For now, Santiago Solari seems to have his future up in the air, with Real Madrid in talks with former manager Jose Mourinho . They're not signing someone they don't know, they are going for someone they know, someone who has already been there.

Enter the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees.

And while many expect Manny Machado to make his decision relatively soon, we may have to wait a little longer for Bryce Harper.

Dominican Republic sports reporter Hector Gomez tweeted on Wednesday that the White Sox are in the final two in the race for Machado with Phillies.

But it's not just friends of Machado the White Sox picked up this week as they signed reliever Kelvin Herrera to a two-year, $18 million dollar contract to solidify the bullpen.

Would you have believed at the outset of the offseason that both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado would be unsigned the second week of January?

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