Manny Machado
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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.

Allison Case

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.

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.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.