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SportThe White Sox's strategy to win over Manny Machado? Get all his friends

04:20  09 january  2019
04:20  09 january  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Report: Bryce Harper unlikely to sign before Manny Machado does

Report: Bryce Harper unlikely to sign before Manny Machado does The top two free agents on the MLB free agent market are waiting until January to sign, and it appears that one is going to go first. Outfielder Bryce Harper remains in limbo, according to Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA, as he is likely to sign only after Manny Machado does. Machado is expected to sign in January, with some considering the New York Yankees the frontrunner. If Machado joins the Yankees, Duarte reports that the Philadelphia Phillies will likely increase their efforts to land Harper.

The White Sox ' s reported signing of Jon Jay is another hint toward how they're trying to woo Manny Machado . In an offseason that’s all about Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, it’s beginning to look like the Chicago White Sox are pulling out all the stops to woo Manny Machado .

The White Sox and Phillies were also at the forefront of discussions, and the Yankees met with Machado in December but ultimately didn't make an Machado played shortstop for much of 2018, but he' s manned third base for the majority of his big league career. Manny Machado has agreed to

The White Sox's strategy to win over Manny Machado? Get all his friends© Provided by Oath Inc. Jon Jay, left, laughs with Manny Machado last season. Now Jay is joining the White Sox, who are also wooing Machado. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

In an offseason that’s all about Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, it’s beginning to look like the Chicago White Sox are pulling out all the stops to woo Manny Machado.

That might even include an interesting new one — acquiring some of his best buds.

Veteran outfielder Jon Jay has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $4 million with the White Sox, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. And while Jay remains a relatively productive role player who could help the White Sox in 2019, that’s not even close to the most interesting part of this.

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Missing out on Manny Machado is a disaster for a team that has little to show for its tanking efforts. For much of the winter, the White Sox appeared to be the most likely candidate to win the Machado sweepstakes. This was in part because of the tepid free-agency market—aside from the Phillies, who

Manny Machado is one of the game' s elite talents who received a contract offer less desirable than the And on Wednesday afternoon, we got a sign of just how little interest the league has in paying The White Sox offer to Machado is for 5 million, over seven years. In some ways, their approach

Jay is one of Machado’s good friends in baseball. On its own, that’s not even worth writing this post. But astute fans will remember this is the second such acquisition for the White Sox this offseason.

They already traded for Yonder Alonso, who is Machado’s brother-in-law. Alonso’s sister Yainee is Machado’s wife. Again, Alonso is a useful player that can help the White Sox next season, but he can help him more if he convinces his brother-in-law to join him in Chicago.

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The White Sox now seem to be a bit closer to Machado ’ s desire for at least a decade-long would love to see the white sox get machado . the AL Central desperately needs teams that are trying to win . My guess is Machado will get 8 years 325 million from the White Sox and then never hit over

They train together in the offseason, hang out and, as Jay puts it, it’s “natural for them to stick together.” Alonso and Jay both played baseball at the University of Miami. Machado, who is younger, didn’t, but knows them from the area.

Here’s what Jay said about their relationship last year:

“The three of us all come from the similar backgrounds. I’ve known Yonder since he was 10. And we’ve both known Manny since he was a young kid coming up. We’re from the same neighborhoods, the same culture, so its just natural for us to stick together.”

Will this actually lure Machado to Chicago?

Whether this will actually work is the million dollar question, isn’t it? Actually, it’s the $13 million question, as that’s how much salary the White Sox have taken on to acquire Jay and Alonso.

That seems like a bold move, just to try to lure Machado away from the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, each of whom would seem to have a competitive advantage over the White Sox. As in, they’re more competitive teams right now.

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MLB hot stove: White Sox reportedly sign Manny Machado's close friend Jon Jay The White Sox have reportedly signed Jay to a one-year, $4 million deal. The #Whitesox have agreement with free agent outfielder Jon Jay. He must complete physical for it to become official. So the Sox now have Manny Machado’s brother in law, Yonder Alonso, and close friend, Jay, on the team as they have offer on table for Machado.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 8, 2019 Jay batted .268 with three homers and 40 RBIs in 2018 and did so while playing all three outfield positions at least 24 times.

Manny Machado has completed his week-long tour with suitors and reportedly has settled on a preference. Machado met with the Yankees on Wednesday for approximately 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium and later The Yankees have said they would not get into a bidding war for Machado , and

TAMPA, Fla. — If the San Diego Padres had stayed away from elite free agents this winter, people would have understood. They gave out the richest contract on last year’ s free-agent market, yet finished with their worst record in a decade.

But then again, when you’re looking at spending close to $300 million for Machado, what’s another 13?

This bring-your-friends-along idea seems very familiar in other sports — particularly the NBA — where we often hear about players who are friends recruiting each other or building a “Big Three” like we saw when Dwyane Wade brought LeBron James and Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat.

There’s a huge difference here: Machado is a star. Jay and Alonso aren’t. So it’s not quite a “Big Three” as much as it’s a Big One with two pals.

The more skeptical among us might even note that both Alonso and Jay have been on the open market in the past few years and they didn’t immediately run to Baltimore to play with Machado when he was with the Orioles.

Until Machado makes a decision or rules out the White Sox, we’re all just left to wonder.

Well, and make Twitter jokes.

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The White Sox's strategy to win over Manny Machado? Get all his friends

Manny Machado’s father claims these four teams have made offers to slugger.
There has been a lot of information leaking out in recent days about Manny Machado and the offers he has or hasn’t received, and it should come as no surprise that the slugger’s father says numerous teams are trying to sign his son. In an interview with Dominican reporter Hector Gomez on Friday, Machado’s father Manuel said Manny has outstanding offers from four different teams, and at least one of them will surprise you. Manuel Machado, Manny’s Father: “Manny has received offers from different teams: Yankees, Dodgers, Phillies, now there’s a lot of interest from the White Sox.”#ZDigital#ZDeportes@z101digital@ZDeportespic.twitter.

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