With baseball's winter meetings set to begin on Sunday, the sweepstakes for free-agent Manny Machado are starting to ramp up.
Along with the Phillies, White Sox, and Yankees, three other teams have joined the mix for Machado and plan to meet with his agent at the winter meetings, a rival executive told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York have all been linked to the All-Star shortstop, and with Machado being one of the best available players on the market, it's no surprise to hear other teams are interested.
During his seven-year career, Machado has been a statistical juggernaut, though he's also clouded his accomplishments with controversy.
Nonetheless, the possibility of him getting offers for 10 years and $300 million has been mentioned during the offseason.