PEORIA, Ariz. — are making their drama for .

No price is close.

PEORIA, Ariz. — are making their drama for .

General manager A.J. Preller recently met the celebrity agent in , sources told on Thursday, confirming the original report from the Union Tribune. No price is close.

In need of a solution at third floor, hillcrest may seem to be an obvious fit for your own Machado. It’s unclear whether there exists a formal deal on the table to your own, however, sources said Padres’ degree of interest is very high, and they have let the camp of Machado realize . The ball could maintain Machado’s court.

There’s belief that a Padres deal for Machado may top those of one different contenders. He wouldn’t come cheap, and a bargain would readily exceed the franchise-record $144 million contract signed by Eric Hosmer past offseason. and White Sox, one of other nightclubs, are thought to be in the combination.

Between Dodgers and the this past yr, Machado batted .297/ / .367/ / .538 with 37 homers. have been in need of that kind of thump that is middle-of-the-order. They’ve ranked in the bottom third of the league in crime for so long as Machado’s been a big leaguer.

seem optimistic with their long-term crime, save for one area base. They’ve got a deep outfield and a set of young catchers at Austin Hedges along with Francisco Mejia. Machado could rounded out an in field that also features Hosmer at first, prospect Luis Urias at second and top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr.. At short.

Their present level of fascination with Harper remains unclear.

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