The Chicago White Sox have reportedly increased the offer to free agent Manny Machado. Back in the middle of January it was reported that he had a seven year, $175 million offer on the table.
The White Sox offer to Machado is for $175 million, over seven years. In some ways, their approach is like Boston's w/ J.D. Martinez last winter — the Red Sox offered $100 million and waited for two months. If CWS offer emerges as best, a big ? is: Would Machado/NYY re-engage?
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 16, 2019
It was much lower than the ten year, $300 million deal Machado was reportedly seeking. On Saturday a rumored $220 million offer from the Yankees made the rounds, although the reports were based on a rumor.
Now comes a claim from MLB Insider, Hector Gomez, that the White Sox have upped their original offer to eight years and $250 million.
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) February 9, 2019
The Manny Machado sweepstakes certainly appear to have heated up. There must be a lot of action taking place behind the scenes, or at least they want teams to believe there is.
The clock is ticking and a deal should be done in the next couple of weeks.
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