The Chicago White Sox are one step closer to Manny Machado after the New York Yankees signed DJ LeMahieu.
It was a 2-year deal worth $24 million. That being said, it is now just down to the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies according to Heyman. Rumors have been all over the place and for fans it’s starting to get really stressful. Where will these top free agents, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sign?
With Machado possibly making a decision within the next few days, it seems as if the White Sox will win the bid to land a franchise changing player in Manny Machado. There is no guarantee that it happens, but with the White Sox, Manny can be apart of a great opportunity.
David Kaplan’s show, “Kap and Company”, on ESPN 1000, discussed the topic of Machado and how if he does sign with the White Sox, he will be a franchise changing player. That is one of the many opportunities that Machado can take part in with the White Sox.
Not only would he be the face of the franchise, but he would be apart of a team that can contend on a consistent basis in the near future. The White Sox farm system is loaded with talent and some of it is already apart of the Major League team.
Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Tim Anderson, Reynaldo Lopez, Eloy Jimenez, Nick Madrigal, Zack Collins, Luis Robert, and the list just continues on. The White Sox are in a good position, they have a foundation that can make the team competitive and it should not just excite White Sox fans, but the entire city of Chicago.
If the White Sox eventually compete for the World Series within the next few years, imagine what the city would be like? The city of Chicago would be partying like it’s 1906, because that was the last time both Chicago teams competed against each other in the World Series. It’s bound to happen soon if Machado comes to Chicago.