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Report: White Sox offered Machado an eight-year, $250 million deal

Report: White Sox offered Machado an eight-year, $250 million deal
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
Sep 15, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Tyler White (13) stands in the batter's box against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Free agentA Manny MachadoA doesna€™t appear any closer to accepting a major league deal these days, but we may be starting to get a better idea of the offers that are on the table a€” at least when it comes to the White Sox.A HA©ctor GA³mez of Z DigitalA reports that the club proposed an eight-year, $250 million offer to Machado, a full $75 million above theA previously (andA erroneously) reported seven-year, $175 million deal that was said to be in play. Naturally, neither Machadoa€™s agent nor the White Sox have confirmed the report.

Therea€™s no clear indication that Machado has been leaning toward any particular team of late, though the White Sox, Phillies, and Padres are thought to be among his primary suitors.A On Friday, analyst and former general manager Jim Duquette suggested that the Yankees had also extended a seven- to eight-year, $220 million deal to the 26-year-old infielder. He added that a€œa lot of teamsa€ were in the same range, making the Yankeesa€™ offer somewhat underwhelming, but laterA walked backA all of his statements as pure speculation.A 

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