Day after report of eight-year offer to Manny Machado, others say White Sox are sticking at seven years

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The late-night frenzy over a reported eight-year offer from the White Sox to Manny Machado is getting some pushback now that the sun has come up.

ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Sunday night that the White Sox, whose contract offer to Manny Machado had previously been reported to be seven years for about $200 million, upped their offer to eight years, with Hector Gomez following shortly thereafter with a report that the new offer was worth $250 million. That would come as a huge change of plans, as the White Sox had been reported as unwilling to go past seven years in their offers to Machado and fellow mega free agent Bryce Harper (though supposedly they still haven't even offered a contract to the latter).

Well, it might have been too big a change to be true, with USA Today's Bob Nightengale (both Sunday night and Monday morning) reporting the White Sox are sticking with that "original" seven-year offer and The Score's Bruce Levine adding the same thing, also saying that "the offer is for closer to $200 million than $250 million" with an average annual value of between $25 million and $30 million.

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