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David Haugh: Can White Sox still get excited about 2019 without Manny Machado?

Every day that passes without Manny Machado choosing the White Sox creates more anxiety on the South Side, an uneasy feeling that threatens to turn the superstar's free-agent decision into a referendum on the Sox's offseason.

Can the Sox still get excited about 2019 if they miss out on Machado?

Check a box: Yes or No. That's the way this feels.

Runaway expectations in Chicago cause me to lean toward no. Fair or not, it seems as if Sox general manager Rick Hahn risks

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