The report states they appear to have turned their focus to Machado and recently made him a $200 million offer.
Here's the latest on 26-year-old shortstop/third baseman/ball-punisher Manny Machado, who would be the most compelling free agent in many, many years if not for the other 26-year-old on the market, Bryce Harper. Machado is not going to be a piece that powers them to the postseason by himself, but Chicago will be a much bigger player in free agency both this offseason and in future offseason if they sign a star like Machado.
Machado has made four All-Star teams and won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year Major League Baseball career.
Though many Twitter sleuths tried to analyze the body language of managing partner John Middleton and general manager Matt Klentak after they returned to Philadelphia Saturday night, the organization's meeting with Harper in Las Vegas was apparently productive.
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Nightengale followed up those reports with his own, however, saying the White Sox haven't moved past that seven-year offer, and by including the phrase "original" in his tweet, it figures he's referring to the one he reported as being worth "closer to $200 million than $300 million".
While the focus has been on the Bryce Haprer when it comes to the Phillies this weekend, it looks like they may be the favorite now to land Manny Machado. On Friday, the Yankees reportedly signed free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year contract. Luckily for the Rockies, their farm system has always been one of the best in Major League Baseball, and it's time to see what one of those young guns can do. The Phillies, in particular, have not hidden their interest in both Harper and Machado. But now here we stand. Questions we only wish we had answers to.