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.

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.

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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