The Longer Bryce Harper Waits, the Better for LA

Manny Machado

A few teams such as the Dodgers, White Sox and New York Yankees have been rumored to be the front-runners for his services for the past month or two. That means that signing Harper would again put the team over the $206-million competitive balance tax threshold, leading to further costs.

The Chicago White Sox have gotten down to business and presented Machado with a formal proposal, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. However, the Sox reportedly making an offer to Machado is good news for fans.

However, reports have surfaced that the Nationals have remained in the Harper sweepstakes, even though it was reported that they had made their final offer - 10 years, $300 million - at the end of the regular season.

Later on Wednesday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score had some interesting tweets that looked like it was refuting Passan's earlier article.

Without question, joining a team with potential like Philadelphia could work wonders for a player like Harper, especially when seeing all of the extra games he would get to face his former team in the Washington Nationals.

The Chicago White Sox's pursuit of free agent infielder Manny Machado appears to be heating up.

The Phillies were also in the running for both the free agent stars and it was believed they could outbid all their rivals as they did not have any other long-term financial commitments at the moment.

While the Sox offering Machado a contract doesn't guarantee he will sign with them, the franchise continues to show just how serious they are about building a winning ballclub.

It's nearly certain that a deal won't get done next week in Vegas as Harper and Boras await to see what Machado's deal comes out to and the Phillies likely wait to see if Machado's deal is with them.

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