Washington Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga made the case Thursday for the Nationals to give Harper a 10-year contract.
The White Sox know Moustakas well from his long tenure with the division-rival Royals, while Moustakas would address a need for left-handed power in the right-handed-dominant Philadelphia lineup.
According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi, both Philly and the White Sox view Mike Moustakas as a backup option if they can't sign Machado. The Nats reportedly have followed with another offer worth "much more" than $300 million, but other rumors suggest Harper is OK with waiting for an offer he deems suitable.
What's more is that the Phillies are also still in on Bryce Harper too, which would make them the MLB's version of a super team. The Philadelphia franchise will meet Harper face-to-face for the first time Saturday, but their main focus, however, was said to be Machado. And their offer would also meet Boras' expectations of landing a record-setting deal for a free agent.