New York Yankees: Fan starts GoFundMe to sign Manny Machado


LeMahieu, 30, has spent eight years in the majors, the last seven with the Colorado Rockies, where he was a two-time All-Star and National League batting champion in 2016.

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Signing Machado would be about more than this year for the Yankees, who don't seem sold on the defensively-challenged Andujar at third base, and again, have a soon-to-be free agent in Gregorius. But there have been rumors that the Yankees are only lukewarm on Machado, and may not even top TWO hundred million in an offer.

The 26-year-old Machado met with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium last month, part of a tour that also brought him to Philadelphia, as well as Chicago, where he met with the White Sox. The New York Yankees already added shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to their infield.

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Since the Yankees are not in on Bryce Harper (by all appearances, at least), Machado going elsewhere would probably slightly help a dark horse like the Cubs on Harper. The deal is expected to be "in the $24 million range", per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

The Yankees don't have a glaring need for Machado, so many will jump to the conclusion that they've moved on from Machado.

If offers from the Phillies and White Sox are similar, the Phillies would give Machado a better chance to win immediately, if that is indeed what matters most to him. The Phillies might be willing to overspend on one, but not both.

Multiple outlets are reporting the Phillies have hired Bobby Dickerson to be their infield coach.