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REPORT White Sox Have Offered Manny Machado An 8 Year Contract
       By Aldo Soto-        Jan 13 2019       3221

REPORT White Sox Have Offered Manny Machado An 8 Year Contract By Aldo Soto- Jan 13 2019 3221

The answer might very well be "no" if Machado refuses to lower his expectations; the Yankees' party line is they will not pay him anywhere near $300 million.

According to sources, the Yankees never got far along enough in the talks to offer Machado a contract and they clearly seem to have moved in another direction, both with the signing of Tulowitzki - who they are only paying the league minimum as he hopes to resuscitate his career - and now LeMahieu, who was an All-Star as recently as 2017. That likely means Tulo will be the odd man out when it comes to getting consistent playing time.

The Yankees infield now consist of LeMahieu, Tulowitzki, Gregorius, Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit, and Greg Bird. They can even flip flop those two at third and second depending on who the coaching staff feels more comfortable with defensively at third.

In 128 games last season, LeMahieu, a right-handed hitter, batted.276 with a career-high 15 homers.

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The Yankees added another infielder on Friday. The 22-year-old exceeded all expectations as the Yankees' second baseman in 2018, batting.271 with 24 home runs and 77 RBI. Machado grew up wanting to play for them, he filled an immediate need at shortstop, he could be a part of a new Bronx dynasty by joining a team that won 100 games last season and is built for long-term success. Plus, the White Sox offer what the Phillies can not: the opportunity for Machado to play alongside brother-in-law Yonder Alonso and good friend and winter workout buddy Jon Jay, the opportunity to unite the "Miami Baseball Brotherhood".

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Offensively he'll have to make some adjustments to find success away from Coors field, but he's trending upward from a power standpoint.

This is a move I didn't see coming at all but it's one that is going to help this team in a multitude of ways during the absence of Didi. The Yankees already are.

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