The first baseman is the brother-in-law of free agent Manny Machado, who is expected to meet with the White Sox next week.
White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times
Here’s a summary of what the Sox accomplished at the winter meetings: acquiring a proven starter and creating lots of buzz about Harper.
Pairing a superstar with a budding star in the same lineup for years to come would be something to get excited about.
At 26, Bryce Harper is “just scratching the surface,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said.
On the last full day of winter meetings, Scott Boras said nice things about Jerry Reinsdorf and that Bryce Harper eyes a team with a bright future.
Manager of three losing teams relishing possibility of guiding rebuilding club through better days. “It’s ultimately about winning,” he said.
On the 2nd day of winter meetings, the White Sox part with 19-year-old pitcher and international pool money for the Pirates’ 2018 Opening Day starter.
“The conversations in the room are very different this year,” White Sox vice president Ken Williams said. “We’ve got our eye toward getting better.”
Objections abound, but not in White Sox camp for the six-time All-Star who amassed 2,866 hits, 384 home runs and 1,628 RBI in a 22-year career.
Just 14 months after the worst one-day mass shooting in U.S. history, baseball’s winter meetings are at the same Mandalay Bay hotel the shooter used.