CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox say they have a strong tone for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Just do not expect them to sign both Star Sluggers.
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General Manager Rick Hahn had this idea discarded on Saturday, saying the White Sox would probably not sign both Prime Ministers' agents because of concerns over flexibility in payroll.
Hahn says the White Sox intends to engage in free negotiation in the coming years, and the signing of Machado and Harper "probably restricts your flexibility and may not be the strongest step for us in the long run."  The White Sox believe they're ready to lose the corner after six seasons, with promising young players on their squad and in the pipeline.