White Sox won't go past seven years for Manny Machado, Bryce Harper

White Sox won't go past seven years for Manny Machado, Bryce Harper

White Sox won't go past seven years for Manny Machado, Bryce Harper

The White Sox are also interested in Bryce Harper but don't appear to be willing to go past seven years on a contract.

There have been reports that Manny Machado and Bryce Harper do not want to play in Philly, and the meeting taking place in Las Vegas definitely supports that idea.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Thursday that the White Sox have already made an offer to Machado, adding that they're more engaged on him than Harper at the moment, not entirely a surprise considering Machado is expected to make his decision before Harper's.

The Nationals are believed to have offered a 10-year, $300 million contract as the 2018 season drew to a close.

Terms of the White Sox's offer are unknown, though they aren't willing to offer a deal of 10 years in length, sources said Wednesday. That aligns perfectly with the Dodgers refusal to go ten years which the Nationals offered Harper at the beginning of free agency.

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Also worth noting, just a few minutes after this news was released, the Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent reliever David Robertson to a two-year deal.

That could then leave the door open for the Nationals to make a similar offer to the one they reportedly made in September.

Harper's free agency is widely considered one of the most important in Major League Baseball history.

ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that Harper has met multiple times with Nationals' representatives and that staying in D.C.is a distinct possibility for the 26-year-old slugger.

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 very big, decade-long pact. One thing is clear and that is that Harper is willing to wait for the right deal and even the right team.

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