Nats offer Harper more than $300M

Nats offer Harper more than $300M

Nats offer Harper more than $300M

From a baseball perspective, bringing back Harper would round out the Nationals' outfield with Juan Soto and Adam Eaton while prospect Victor Robles would have more time to develop after a solid 2018 season.

The White Sox have plenty of payroll flexibility as they chase after Machado and his fellow free agent Bryce Harper.

If what Levine has heard is true, however, then consider the implications, given that the White Sox are one of the only three or so positively-identified suitors for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Jeff Passan of ESPN reported the White Sox may be willing to go ten-plus years, but Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that Chicago won't go more than seven years for either player.

Unless the market for these two 26-year-old superstars has decreased to a point undreamt of when the offseason began, an offer to Machado worth "closer to $200 million than $300 million" probably isn't 10 years long. I am sure offers from other teams aren't far off, considering the White Sox put theirs out there already.

Those preferences could mean the White Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies, like the South Siders in on both mega free agents, would have to come to the table with huge contract offers. Harper's market is largely believed to consist of a handful of teams. The only winning team with a clear path to Harper is the Dodgers after they traded away Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig. Nightengale tweeted just a few minutes later that Philadelphia will likely make the highest offer to both Machado and Harper, making it even more intriguing to see which player ends up where. The Nationals reportedly presented him with a 10-year, $300 million contract extension prior to the 2018 regular season coming to a close.

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