One key hurdle to him signing there was the fact that they only want to offer Harper a short-term, high-dollar contract, which will reportedly be a deal-breaker for Harper. That's potentially as boneheaded a decision as the Yanks giving Jacoby Ellsbury $153 million/seven years in 2013, a bad contract some saying they're trying to unload on the San Francisco Giants in exchange for the still-injured Johnny Cueto and the insurance payments that are attached to him. In this picture, Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a sixth inning single off the wall against the Boston Red Sox in Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 26, 2018. And if the colors of the gloves are any indicator, he still has the Chicago White Sox on the brain.
Last week there were rumors the White Sox had offered Machado $250 million over eight years. He admits that most of the figures mentioned are "educated guesses" but believes the offer is most likely above $175 million but lower than the reported $250 million. At least at moment. Unlike with Manny Machado, we haven't even heard reports of teams offering him long-term deals, which could be because the asking price from superagent Scott Boras is exorbitant.
The Philadelphia Phillies have also met the shortstop and are said to have made a proposal but they are more focused on landing Bryce Harper - the other in-demand free agent this offseason. This year is Harper's best chance of cashing in during free agency.
"So I think the dynamic has shifted".
"We didn't talk about baseball", Alonso said. I'd guess that the millions of fantasy-league devotees are getting itchy, too, but fuck me running, guys and dolls, it'll all be sorted out soon enough. "It's all a mentality", Bumgarner added.