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SportReport: 'Mystery team' joining chase for Machado

02:55  12 january  2019
02:55  12 january  2019 Source:   12up.com

Report: Phillies to meet with Bryce Harper in Vegas

Report: Phillies to meet with Bryce Harper in Vegas The Philadelphia Phillies have been linked to free agent infielder Manny Machado more than former NL MVP Bryce Harper this winter. In fact they are said to be one of three named teams to be finalists for Machado’s services. That hasn’t stopped the Phillies from flirting with the idea of adding Harper from the division-rival Washington Nationals. According to this report from Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Phillies are expected to meet with Harper in his hometown of Las Vegas here soon.

Manny Machado and his agent Dan Lozano will be making four in-person visits with teams in the coming days at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. In the Yankees case, SNY's Andy Martino reported the team isn't "all-in" on signing the shortstop. Also, if it comes down to a bidding war for

Who those three teams are remain a mystery , but they will soon come to light as the meetings unfold. The Yankees have been linked to Machado , but the However, SNY's Andy Martino reported rival executives thinking Cashman is just being sneaky, and the team will ultimately be in the running for him.

Report: 'Mystery team' joining chase for Machado© Harry How/GettyImages World Series - Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

​The chase for ​Manny Machado is down to four teams: the Chicago White Sox, ​Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and...a mystery team?

With New York reportedly falling out of the race for the star slugger, it creates an opportunity for other teams to potentially chime in late in the process with an impressive offer. Per Machado's camp, that's exactly what's occurred.

This is more than likely Machado's agent using a supposed mystery team as leverage with Chicago and Philly, especially as they aim for a higher offer greater than Giancarlo Stanton's.

Report: White Sox won’t go past seven years for Manny Machado, Bryce Harper

Report: White Sox won’t go past seven years for Manny Machado, Bryce Harper The Chicago White Sox are one of the teams that are believed to be in the running to sign Manny Machado or Bryce Harper, but they may not be willing to come close to meeting the contractual demands of either player. Both Machado and Harper are said to be seeking 10-year contracts, and Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago reports that the White Sox have no plans to offer more than seven. Reports of the White Sox offering ten plus years for Manny Machado or Bryce Harper are ”Without any substance and flat out wrong “ according to high ranking industry sources . Wh Sox will not be giving offer of more than 7 years for either player.

No team offering 0 million for Machado Jan. What's unclear is whether Machado would need to move back to third base to join New York after the club signed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki . Meanwhile, team executives involved in the Machado negotiations have told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal

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Machado is a generational talent despite his concerning 'Johnny Hustle' comments. Nonetheless, this shouldn't discourage teams from signing a 26-year-old superstar to a long-term deal.

With MLB seeing record revenue this past season, claiming teams can't afford the investment is hogwash.

We have no inkling as to which MLB squad could possibly be this 'mystery team', but Machado's camp hopes they can use this newfound concern from Chicago and Philadelphia to add a few extra zeroes onto Manny's eventual deal.

REPORT: White Sox Have Given Manny Machado a Formal Offer and Seem to Prefer Him to Bryce Harper

REPORT: White Sox Have Given Manny Machado a Formal Offer and Seem to Prefer Him to Bryce Harper ​Along with the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago White Sox are believed to have significant interest in free agent shortstop Manny Machado. 

SAN DIEGO -- Chase Headley's second stint with the Padres turned out to be a short one. Team executives involved in the Machado negotiations have told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal (subscription required) And shortly after Heyman's report , Machado then unfollowed the account.

No team offering 0 million for Machado Jan. That contract puts him on track for free agency after 2023, assuming Cleveland picks up his pair of contract options. He could be joined by the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Bellinger, the emerging two-way star third baseman Chapman and more.

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Report: 'Mystery team' joining chase for Machado

Report: The Padres are in the bidding for Manny Machado.
The lack of bidders before now apparently inspired the Padres to jump into the mix

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