Southside Showdown contributor Jon Michael Walters made a much different prediction about Harper than Roger and Joseph. Jon predicts that the Sox will indeed sign Harper and it will come down to them and the Phillies.
"“It’s hard to speculate because we don’t know what each team is offering. However, if I take my best stab at it I would sayHarper signs with ChiSox, for 330 million over ten years, with an opt-out after four years. The Dodgers would be his first choice but I don’t think they will offer him the quite contract he wants and currently have too many outfielders that can’t be traded. I think he would rather play in Chicago than Philly, and has enough respect for his former team to not sign with one their biggest rivals” Jon Michael Walters"
Machado’s prediction from Jon is also different from the majority of Southside Showdown contributors. Jon predicts Machado will sign with the Yankees. Jon predicts Machado will be another Alex Rodriguez for the Yankees.
Jon’s contract predictions listed below:
Bryce Harper-White Sox, 10 years, $330 million with an opt-out after the fourth year.
Manny Machado-Yankees, 10 years, $285 million with an opt-out after third and seventh year and no-trade clause.