When it comes to Chicago White third baseman and shortstop Sox Manny Machado remains unsigned, but the Chicago White Sox have made at least one pitch to the superstar.
Read on to see the offer that the Dominican-American Manny Machado just turned down…
CelebNSports247.com reports that sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Wednesday that the White Sox have a seven-year, $175 million offer on the table for Machado.
The problem is that Manny Machado‘s agent, Dan Lozano, characterized the reporting by ESPN’s Buster Olney as “inaccurate and reckless.”
See Olney announced that the White Sox has offered Manny a seven-year, $175 million offer. The news comes three days after other sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that the White Sox had offered Machado an eight-year deal.
Here is what Dan Lozano did about Both baseball writers:
He decided to publicly rip baseball writers USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and ESPN’s Buster Olney who have followed the situation closely.
Lozano published this open-letter about his client’s free agency experience:
I have known Bob Nightengale and Buster Olney for many years and have always had a good professional relationship with both. But their recent reporting, like many other rumors in the past several months, have been inaccurate and reckless when it comes to Manny Machado. I don’t know if their sources are blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement by intentionally misleading them to try and affect negotiations through the public or are just flat out lying to them for other reasons. But the truth is that their reports on the details of the White Sox level of interest in Manny are completely wrong.
I am well aware that the entire baseball universe; fans, players, teams, and media members alike; are starved for information about this free agent market for all players, including Manny. But I am not going to continue to watch the press be manipulated into tampering with, not just with my client, but all of these players’ livelihoods as they have been doing this entire offseason. The absence of new information to report is no excuse to fabricate “news” or regurgitate falsehoods without even attempting to confirm their validity and it is a disservice to baseball fans everywhere when the media does just that.
Moving forward, I will continue to respect the CBA’s prohibition on negotiations through the media, and hope that others would do the same.