White Sox add another Manny Machado friend

Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia

Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia

The latest rumors hint at Harper possibly remaining with the Washington Nationals, but the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers are among the other teams reportedly vying for his services. In order to seduce Machado to come to the Windy City, the South Siders have signed first baseman Yonder Alonso, Machado's brother-in-law, and outfielder Jon Jay, one of Machado's best friends.

Moustakas is represented by Scott Boras, who also represents Bryce Harper.

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

That is a risky game for Machado and his agent, Dan Lozano, to play, because Boras is going to attack the Phillies' contingent of decision makers with fastballs that will make a solid case for his client.




Though it was reported earlier this week that the Yankees had not yet made an offer to Machado, Levine says all three teams have - and that a fourth team could be in on the action, too.

He is reportedly down to the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, per a reputable source. While the Yankees did sign Troy Tulowitzki for the league minimum, this does not rule them out on Machado. Levine's previous report that the White Sox wouldn't go past seven years in offers to either Machado or Harper led to speculation that offer could be in the ballpark of seven years and $210 million.

If the race to sign Machado is truly between the Phillies and White Sox, Machado is expected to decide on a team "within a week", according to 670 The Score's Bruce Levine.

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