Alonso, however, is only under contract for two more seasons, and Jay was only a given one year deal, so I'm not sure that a guy like Machado would make a long term commitment to an organization exclusively on their willingness to obtain his associates short term.
This Saturday, Philadelphia Phillies officials will travel 2,400 westward to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Bryce Harper and his agent, Scott Boras. Levine speculates that the meeting with Harper could act as a sort of deadline for Machado to make his decision. Levine reported that momentum is building for the White Sox. He said that the Yankees, White Sox, Phillies, and a potential fourth team are in the bidding and looking for an answer soon.
Whether it's the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, or that annoying mystery team, Manny Machado will reportedly be deciding on this future within seven days. The Nationals made Harper a 10-year opening contract offer worth around $300 million earlier this offseason, the report says. As far as the value of the contract, it's unknown, but it is believed Machado could receive between $25-$28 million annually, Levine adds.