Baseball Manny Machado; Yankee or enemy? by Chris Passarelli December 27, 2018 So it looks like Manny Machado won’t be making his decision on his destination until after the new year. That being said, everything went very well with the New York Yankees on Wednesday. They spent about 40 minutes talking about logistics, then went out to dinner on the town. There’s been speculation that New York has always been Machado’s preferred destination, but will the Yankees be willing to give him what he wants? Negotiation is a two way street and even if Machado wants to be a Yankee, they may not want to give him the money or term he wants. While Machado doesn’t fit perfectly in this lineup that’s very righty heavy, he still fills a void left by Didi Gregorius after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Gregorius will be gone until AT LEAST August and he may not even be the same player when he comes back. For all Machado’s shortcomings (the lack of hustle, poor defense, etc.) he is still a dynamic player and is just hitting his stride as a baseball player. He was an unbelievable player with the Orioles, played well in the World Series with the Dodgers, and would be a welcome addition on any team. Like most Yankee fans, we all worry that Machado will wind up resting on his laurels after his big contract and not play up to par. At the same time, sometimes you just have to take a plunge to see exactly what kind of player Machado is. The Yankees look to be OUT on Bryce Harper for now, but if they could land one of those two they’d be in very good shape. They could always go after an alternative option in Freddy Galvis, or move Gleyber Torres to shortstop. However, that’s just not the Yankee way and you know they’ll try to at least make a big splash this offseason. It’s going to be a wild next few weeks, so buckle up Yankee fans. Post Views: 985 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Chris Passarelli Football Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead Writer Latest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Nassau Coliseum to shutter indefinitely - June 17, 2020 How the Pause Affects the Islanders’ Stanley Cup Dreams - June 15, 2020 Related TopicsManny MachadoNew York Yankees Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Charity Events “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp Lacrosse New York Lizards, Major League Lacrosse Eye July Return Hockey Edmonton, Toronto Selected As Hub Cities FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Basketball Kevin Durant Joins Philadelphia Union Ownership FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp The first day of summer camp. It’s a day that signifies excitement, happiness and... A Timeline of Negotiations Between the MLB Owners, Players It all began on Mar. 26, 2020. Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major... Honoring the Legend of Satchel Paige As we celebrate the Negro League’s Centennial season, we look back at some of... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... Time for the Yankees to Play or Trade Clint Frazier Is Giancarlo Stanton a problem for the New York Yankees?