Manny Machado Still Seeking More Than $325 Million, Yankees Out

Manny Machado Still Seeking More Than $325 Million, Yankees Out

But in due course, Harper will make his decision. In order to seduce Machado to come to the Windy City, the South Siders have signed first baseman Yonder Alonso, Machado's brother-in-law, and outfielder Jon Jay, one of Machado's best friends.

Speaking of Harper, it's always been expected that he'd wait for Machado to sign so that he and Scott Boras could top Machado's deal.

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees are the main competitors for the duo.

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.

Levine adds a few other interesting nuggets, leading with this: "The prevailing feeling across the Major League Baseball landscape is that momentum is building for the White Sox in the Manny Machado sweepstakes".

The Phillies and White Sox are both also interested in Harper while the Dodgers could be another possible landing spot, according to the report.

But money often rules the day in these situations, and the Phillies are expected to throw a lot of it at Machado and also Harper, who they will reportedly meet with Saturday in Las Vegas. However, while many rumors have floated around that Manny's wife is "enamored" with NYC, there is no indication that the Yankees have even offered Machado a deal... yet. We just have to be patient.

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While we thought Machado and Harper were going to drag out their offseason to the limit, right before spring training, it appears both stars are heading toward a decision sooner rather than later.