22 December, 2018
According to a new report from Jon Heyman of FanCred, the Yankees are very much in play for Machado. Last year, the Yankees went out and signed superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a massive contract.
Before you lose all hope, Bowden pointed out that Philadelphia is a better fit than NY for Machado. That deal did not pan out quite like they were hoping in 2018, although there is still plenty of time for him to turn things around. With the holiday season at hand, there figures to be a lull in Hot Stove activity, so barring a quick decision on an already in-place offer, Machado's free agency could well drag on into the New Year.
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Expect to hear more news about Machado in the coming days.
Would Machado leave that much money on the table to play in the Big Apple? The Yankees are reportedly not interested in breaking the bank for Machado, while the Phillies have made it clear all offseason they are more than open to spending to improve their team. Adding a player of his caliber certainly improves a Yankees team that was defeated by Boston in the ALDS but he's not enough of an upgrade to make us panic.