This bit of information from Nightengale comes just two weeks after Machado attended meetings with the White Sox, Yankees, and Phillies in their respective cities. He reportedly will sign with the Yankees if the offers are close, but they won't be. But today, the tone changes for the Chicago White Sox, as a different star free agent took the headlines. Levine's first tweet on the matter stated the Sox weren't willing to go over seven years in any contract for either Harper or Machado according to "high ranking industry sources". Levine would later follow up stating that Harper already has offers of 10 years from teams that should go with a 5 WAR player. It appears the team knows that, and they are willing to break the bank to sign either player.
Over the past few days, there have been increased rumors about Manny Machado circulating.
ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that Harper has met multiple times with Nationals' representatives and that staying in D.C.is a distinct possibility for the 26-year-old slugger. David Vassegh, who works for AM 570, the radio home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said on the radio Thursday that he's talked with someone who thinks Machado will end up on the South Side.
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Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Jayson Werth #28 after clinching the National League East against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Phillies' principal owner John Middleton revealed earlier in the offseason, that his team could spend a stupid amount of money in order to land their preferred targets and with no long-term financial commitments at the moment they are looking at both Machado and Harper.
The Manny Machado free-agency train is gathering steam, and the White Sox are trying to get out in front.