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White Sox Have $175M Offer On Table For Manny Machado

Jan 17, 2019 7:53 AM

The Chicago White Sox have made a seven-year, $175 million offer to Manny Machado, according to sources.

Dan Lozano, Machado's agent, released a statement about the report.

"I don't know if their sources are blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement by intentionally misleading them to try and affect negotiations through the public or are just flat out lying to them for other reasons," Lozano said.

"But the truth is that their reports on the details of the White Sox level of interest in Manny are completely wrong."

Machado also remains in negotiations with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Haven't Moved Off Seven-Year Offer To Manny Machado

Jan 15, 2019 7:52 AM

Despite reports of an eight-year offer, the Chicago White Sox haven't moved off their previous seven-year contract offer to Manny Machado, according to multiple reports.

The White Sox made a seven-year offer to Machado a few weeks ago.

The deal is believed to be worth $25-$30 million annually.

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Sources: Manny Machado Has Eight-Year Offer From White Sox

Jan 14, 2019 1:52 AM

As the sweepstakes for best free agents heats up, Manny Machado is sitting on an eight-year offer from the White Sox and is still engaged with the Phillies while their pursuit of Bryce Harper grew stronger with an in-person meeting in Las Vegas over the weekend, league sources told ESPN.

 

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Phillies, White Sox View Mike Moustakas As Fallback To Manny Machado

Jan 9, 2019 7:55 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox are keeping tabs on Mike Moustakas in the event they are unable to land Manny Machado, according to sources.

Moustakas is represented by Scott Boras, who also represents Bryce Harper. Both clubs have been linked to Harper as well.

Last offseason, Moustakas remained on the open market until re-signing with the Kansas City Royals on a one-year, $6.5 million deal in March.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Kelvin Herrera Joins White Sox On Two-Year, $18M Deal

Jan 8, 2019 7:58 AM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with Kelvin Herrera, according to league sources.

The deal includes a vesting option for a third season.

Herrera could become the closer for the White Sox.

His option for 2021 will vest if he pitches in 110 games over the next two seasons and 55 in 2021, according to sources.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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White Sox, Jon Jay Agree Upon One-Year, $4M Deal

Jan 8, 2019 7:47 AM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with Jon Jay, sources have confirmed.

Jay is a close friend of Manny Machado, who the White Sox are pursuing in free agency.

Chicago will be Jay's sixth team in five seasons. He trains with Machado and Yonder Alonso, who happens to be Machado's brother-in-law.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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White Sox Make Formal Contract Proposal To Manny Machado

Jan 4, 2019 7:56 AM

The Chicago White Sox made a formal offer to Manny Machado on Thursday, according to a report.

The club hasn't confirmed or denied the report.

Bob Nightengale characterized the long-term offer as serious and likely closer to $200 million than $300 million, citing four sources.

The White Sox have remained in contact with Bryce Harper, but haven't made an offer to him.

Machado visited the White Sox on the Monday following the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.

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Reports Conflict On How Long White Sox Will Go For Harper, Machado

Jan 3, 2019 8:14 AM

There are conflicting reports on how long of a contract the Chicago White Sox are willing to offer Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado this offseason.

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.

An industry source told Levine that reports of the White Sox offering ten-plus years to Machado or Harper are "without any substance and flat out wrong."

If Chicago isn't willing to go seven-plus years, they'll likely sit back and wait for free agency in 2020.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

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Bryce Harper's Free Agency Could Go Into February

Jan 2, 2019 11:15 AM

Bryce Harper's free agency could extend into February, according to a source.

Harper continues to wait for a contract he deems suitable.

The Washington Nationals previously offered Harper a 10-year, $300 million contract. Harper has met multiple times with reps from the Nationals and there remains a possibility of him re-signing.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox are the other two teams prepared to make a similar offer to Harper.

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White Sox Have No Plans To Trade Jose Abreu

Dec 17, 2018 8:06 AM

The Chicago White Sox have no plans to trade Jose Abreu.

They acquired Yonder Alonso from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, but that doesn't mean they'll move their current first baseman.

Abreu, 31, can become a free agent next offseason.

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White Sox, James McCann Agree To One-Year Deal
Catcher James McCann has agreed to a one-year, $2.5M contract with the White Sox.

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White Sox Acquire Yonder Alonso From Indians
The Indians will receive outfield prospect Alex Call in the deal with the White Sox.

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Manny Machado Would Move Back To Third For 'Right Contract'
Manny Machado wants to play shortstop, but he may be willing to move back to third base for the "right contract."

Scott Lauber/Philadelphia Inquirer

Dodgers Reach Out To White Sox About Jose Abreu
The Dodgers have reportedly inquired with the White Sox about the availability of Jose Abreu.

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M's Trade Alex Coleme To White Sox For Omar Narvaez
Omar Narvaez hit .275 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 97 games for the White Sox last season.

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Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest
It is being reported that the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres, and Red Sox are interested in free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

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White Sox Courting Bryce Harper With Presentation At United Center
A photo leaked on Thursday showing a scoreboard at the United Center in Chicago that read "Bryce Harper #34" with the White Sox logo.

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White Sox Interested In Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
There is obviously no guarantee the White Sox will be able to land either hitter, but they would like to make a big splash this offseason.

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First-Round Order For 2019 MLB Draft
With the playoff bracket set, the full first-round draft order for 2019 has been confirmed as well.

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Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson Works Final Game
Longtime White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson closed out a TV career in the booth on Sunday.

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Brewers Add Gio Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson For Stretch Run
The Brewers made a trio of moves before midnight on Friday, acquiring Gio Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson and Xavier Cedeno.

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Michael Kopech To Debut For White Sox On Tuesday
The White Sox will promote top pitching prospect Michael Kopech to make his debut against the Twins on Tuesday.

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Astros Promote Top Prospect Kyle Tucker
Outfielder Kyle Tucker will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

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White Sox Staffers Feel Jose Abreu Could Be Moved By Deadline
There are a few staffers who feel the White Sox will deal Jose Abreu by the trade deadline next month.

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Danny Farquhar Throws Out First Pitch
Danny Farquhar threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday night in Chicago.

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Welington Castillo To Be Suspended 80 Games
Welington Castillo of the White Sox will be suspended 80 games for violating the league's joint drug agreement, according to a source.

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Danny Farquhar Discharged From Hospital
The right-hander won't pitch again this season, but his neurosurgeon expects that he'll be able to return to pitching in the future.

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Danny Farquhar Walking, 'Moving In Positive Direction'
Danny Farquhar has been able to go on light walks and remains in stable condition in intensive care.

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Danny Farquhar 'Progressing Well' After Surgery
Danny Farquhar is "progressing well" after undergoing surgery on Saturday to address a brain aneurysm.

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Danny Farquhar Will Be Hospitalized For At Least Three Weeks
Danny Farquhar suffered a brain aneurysm during Friday night's game between the White Sox and Astros.

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