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The Manny Machado Sweepstakes Are Heating Up - Pro Sports Fandom
The MLB Winter Meetings are long over and shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado remains unsigned. He met with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon. Machado also met with the New York Yankees earlier in the week. The Chicago White Sox were also interested in him and they have a lot of money to spend. Manny Machado is just 25 years old. He played with the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. His batting average was .297 with 37 home runs and 107 RBI’s, along with 14 stolen bases. Machado’s on-base percentage was .367. In the playoffs, his batting average was .227 with three home runs and 12 RBI’s, along with one stolen base. Manny Machado’s on-base percentage was .271. He will not get a $300 million deal that he is looking for. Teams will not give it to him. A more realistic contract would be a seven-year deal worth $200 million. The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees are the two favorites to land him right now. The Chicago White Sox would be third in my opinion. The New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers could also be a destination for him. The [...]