Race for Bryce Harper looks to be in its final stretch

14 January, 2019, 09:40 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • REPORTS: Manny Machado Still Seeking More Than $325 Million, Yankees Out

It's more likely that the White Sox land Manny Machado, and Nightengale predicts just that.

Nightengale reports that the White Sox have offered Machado a contract for "about $200 million". He has met with team reps "multiple times" this offseason.

Despite the seemingly obvious fit at second that would move star rookie Gleyber Torres to shortstop, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that New York's plan is to have LeMahieu serve as a utility infielder.

"The Phillies' interest in Harper is real, but for months it has been clear that Machado is the team's priority", NBC Sports Philly's Jim Salisbury wrote on Friday. The deal is reportedly worth $24 million over two seasons, putting LeMahieu in pinstripes through the 2020 season.

Zolecki states that Machado has been the Phillies' top target because he'd give them an excellent bat and glove a third base. The meeting with Harper might serve as an artificial deadline of sorts for Machado.

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So if that then leaves a less-desperate Phillies vying with the Nats for Harper, the latter would have to be considered the favorite. The Philly Inquirer has reported that the Phillies prefer the infielder to the outfielder, and by closing in on Harper, Philadelphia is putting pressure on Machado to make his decision soon.

The Yankees have signed free-agent second basement DJ LeMahieu, giving them an abundance of infielders. So from Harper's perspective, if the money is at least close between the two teams, it would stand to reason that he would return to the nation's capital.

"We really got to see the man", Middleton said.

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Both Chicago and Philadelphia are among the contenders to sign Bryce Harper. Expect some more rumors to break on the subject over the next few days.

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