White Sox reportedly willing to offer free agent superstar a 10-year contract. This could put the franchise ahead of others in signing the free agent.
The White Sox have a void to fill in right field before the start of next season. They have other voids to fill as well and could make a few splashes before the offseason is over with some free agent signings. One player that would surely bring some interest to the Sox would be Bryce Harper.
2019 has started the same way 2018 ended, without a signing from Harper or the other free agent superstar of this offseason, Manny Machado. While Machado has yet to announce the team he’s signing with, there was another rumor that came out on Wednesday in regards to the White Sox and Harper.
Jeff Passan of ESPN wrote the Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies were two of the known teams that were willing to guarantee Harper a 10-year contract. Harper is reportedly set to meet with the Phillies in his hometown of Las Vegas.
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With the Sox reportedly willing to guarantee of a 10-year contract, can they sign Harper? It would still take a lot for Harper to sign with the Sox. The Sox are coming off a 100-loss season and even with Harper, they would still need to make more additions in order to become competitive as soon as this upcoming season.
Harper hasn’t given any indication of which team he will eventually sign with. Many Sox fans didn’t think the franchise would be serious about targeting a superstar free agent such as Harper. However, the recent rumor shows the front office wants to improve the team drastically.
If the Sox are serious about making this team relevant again, they surely want to sign one of the top free agents available this offseason. Even if the Sox do indeed offer Harper a 10-year contract, its no guarantee that he will sign. Other factors could prevent the Sox from signing Harper. For now, Sox fans should remain hopeful that their favorite team can sign a superstar free agent.