BaseballManny 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: 1,183The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsChris PassarelliFootball Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead WriterLatest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 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 Related TopicsManny MachadoNew York Yankees Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! UFC Long Island: Ticket & Fight Card Info by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on May 31, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Time for the Yankees to Play or Trade Clint Frazier Is Giancarlo Stanton a problem for the New York Yankees?