Prediction: Dodgers. Los Angeles traded Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, seemingly to make room for Harper in the outfield.
"Machado is expected to make a decision within a week, sources said, as all three of the aforementioned teams (Phillies, White Sox, Yankees) have made bids and would like an answer soon", Levine wrote.
After trading for Machado's brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, earlier this offseason, and then signing close friend Jon Jay, many began to speculate that the White Sox were making moves to entice Machado to take his talents to the South Side of Chicago. Both teams with money to spend and ready to compete right now.
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Here's the latest on 26-year-old shortstop/third baseman/ball-punisher Manny Machado, who would be the most compelling free agent in many, many years if not for the other 26-year-old on the market, Bryce Harper.
The White Sox have signed Manny Machado's mom as assistant general manager.
As the offseason continues for the Philadelphia Phillies, all of the main focus for the team this weekend will be on the meeting that is finally taking place with outfielder Bryce Harper.
Dominican Republic sports reporter Hector Gomez tweeted on Wednesday that the White Sox are in the final two in the race for Machado with Phillies.