The Philadelphia Phillies will meet with the agents for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this week.
Harper is represented by Scott Boras, while Dan Lozano is the agent for Machado.
According to sources, the Phillies prefer signing Machado to Harper.
"I'm not going to telegraph our intentions here," Matt Klentak said. "We are trying to get better and we're trying to move the needle wherever we can. At the same time, we're not going to sit around and be held hostage by one or two players. If there are moves to make in the short term that make sense for us, we're going to do that. If it works out that there are players that fit for us down the road and it makes sense, then great. But we're not going to sit around and wait."