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Manny Machado

Manny Machado

I'll believe the Yankees are out on Manny Machado when I see him wearing another team's jersey at his introductory news conference.

It has been more than three weeks since Machado met with the Yanks in NY, and Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that there has been barely any communication between the two sides over that period.

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Despite the seemingly obvious fit at second that would move star rookie Gleyber Torres to shortstop, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that New York's plan is to have LeMahieu serve as a utility infielder.

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A team like the Milwaukee Brewers, connected to Machado at last year's trade deadline, could make sense, as could the St. Louis Cardinals.

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.

While the focus has been on the Bryce Haprer when it comes to the Phillies this weekend, it looks like they may be the favorite now to land Manny Machado. The Phillies might be willing to overspend on one, but not both. The Yankees were thought to be his preference, meaning he may just take the most money on the table of the two remaining teams, and that's likely to come from Philadelphia. After the report from The Athletic's Jim Bowden about the Nationals' latest offer being "much more" that the $300 million offer at the end of the season, it appears as though the Nats may at least compete with the Phillies financially if they secure Machado.

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