"The White Sox have formally offered Machado a long-term contract proposal, four persons with direct knowledge of the offer told USA TODAY Sports".
There is a certain amount of burnout taking place among Philadelphia Phillies fans as they continue to wait on decisions from free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. The Dodgers still have plenty of moves to make this off-season but which route they take will depend on if they can bring the crown jewel of this year's free agency back to Los Angeles. 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. With Machado already having very public meetings with those two teams and the Yankees, who have downplayed any interest in Harper, it's been believed that Machado would be the first to sign. It'd give Machado an average salary of well more than $35 million, the highest in baseball history.
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Does that mean Harper gets 10-years $350?
Harper may have rung in the new year as a free agent, but he reportedly has multiple 10-year offers waiting for him.
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 enormous, decade-long pact.
With the start of a new calendar year and Spring Training just around the corner, here are some of the latest Major League Baseball rumours... The Nationals are the only team known to have made a formal offer, according to Janes.