Is there still a chance that Manny Machado ends up with the New York Yankees? While it’s a pipe dream, there’s still a very slim chance.
The hot stove started off piping hot but with less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the stove has turned into Chicago during last week’s deep freeze.
You hear that, Manny Machado? Chicago was, by far, one of the coldest cities this past week. Maybe that changes your decision a little.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Machado hasn’t been thoroughly impressed with some of the offers he’s received this winter and to him, the New York Yankees might still be on the board.
Keep hearing in Miami circles that Machado isn’t thrilled with his offers, and may still have long-shot hopes for the preferred Yankees (unlikely to happen now). Anyway @Joelsherman1 has another idea for him. https://t.co/jUXImGBJgo
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 4, 2019
And let’s hold up here. We all know what happens when you give Yankees fans a bone. They’ll run with being distracted for hours, days, years.
Heyman followed up this latest statement by stating there is no definite proof that any of this could happen. But we all know Yankees Twitter will go insane at the slim possibility.
This game of cat and mouse has gone on for far too long and it’s literally causing extreme feelings of resentment. If a talent like Machado can’t be signed, where is the hope for the rest of the league’s players coming up on free agency in the next few years?
While specific offers for Machado haven’t necessarily been made public, the speculations have made their way to the media. But for some reason, the Yankees can’t seem to pull the trigger on getting the multi-talented infielder.
It’s become evident that Machado still wants to play in the Bronx. To be honest, who wouldn’t? So all the Yankees have to do is slap down a fair offer and Machado is putty in their hands.
It should be a no-brainer, right?
So the Manny Machado sweepstakes still rage on with time running out incredibly quickly. At this point, Machado should just sign with the team he really wants to play with, money aside.