A.J. Pollock / Bradley Zimmer / Chicago White Sox / Cincinnati Reds / Cleveland Indians / Dallas Keuchel / Manny Machado / Marcell Ozuna / Michael Wacha / Paul Goldschmidt / St. Louis Cardinals

Central Notes: Machado, Cardinals, Reds, Zimmer

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

Could the White Sox now be the favorites to land Manny Machado? Despite whispers of a mystery team being involved in Machado's market, the Sox, Yankees, and Phillies were known to be the three clubs most heavily pursuing the free agent infielder. However, with the Yankees addressing their infield needs elsewhere and the Phillies perhaps now in the driver's seat to sign Bryce Harper , it leaves the White Sox as potentially the last team standing for Machado. While things seem to be leaning in the Pale Hose's direction right now, an industry source tells Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times that “everything is still on the table” in regards to where Machado or Harper could sign. “ These guys are still so young , so if things aren't what they want they could gamble and take a much shorter deal and try again in the near future ,” the source speculated.
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