Report: White Sox have ‘not budged’ off 7-year offer for Manny Machado
The Chicago White Sox are one of the teams that remain in on possibly signing Manny Machado, but there are conflicting reports about whether or not they are willing to offer the free agent slugger a long enough contract.
A report from earlier in the month indicated the White Sox are not willing to offer Machado or Bryce Harper longer than a seven-year deal, and both players are said to be looking for at least 10. Then on Sunday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan cited sources who claim Chicago has offered Machado an eight-year deal and may be willing to go longer.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the White Sox have not upped their offer — at least yet.
The Chicago #Whitesox, who made their 7-year offer to Manny Machado nearly two weeks ago, have not revised their offer as of this morning. So far, still have not budged in their stance.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 14, 2019
The White Sox probably know they don’t have a ton of competition for Machado at this point. The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to spend big money, but they may be turning their focus to Harper after they recently met with him. In reality, there may be only one other team competing with the White Sox to sign Machado.