According to ESPN, the Chicago White Sox have extended an eight-year contract offer to free-agent Manny Machado. The proposed deal is apparently worth $250 million.
A longer deal is not out of the question as the team could decide to offer him a 10-year contract should his market remain competitive. The Phillies and an unknown team are laso in talks with Machado.
Chicago already has traded for first baseman Yonder Alonso, Machado’s brother-in-law, and signed outfielder Jon Jay, a close friend. The transactions by themselves haven’t swayed Machado to deem the White Sox a favorite, but they were strong indications of Chicago’s seriousness about signing Machado.
Manny Machado is a four-time All-Star and has a career slash line of .282/.335/.487 with 175 home runs, 211 doubles, and 53 stolen bases in 926 games.