Manny Machado ‘enjoying ride,’ wraps up 3-team tour

Elena Summers
December 23, 2018

The Phillies, like the New York Yankees on Wednesday and the Chicago White Sox on Monday, are the favorites to nab Machado on the open market and pay a pretty penny to do so.

Cudeyro made his pitch, it was then the Phillies' turn to make theirs.

Machado, known for being dirtier than Sammy Sosa's PED tests, was also reported to have been seen tripping an old lady while crossing the crosswalk.

Whatever money gets thrown Machado's way will impact where he ultimately signs. His responses to the questions he did answer were kept short and sweet.

Now, the Phillies are one of many suitors that Machado is considering making his next home for the foreseeable future.

Now that Machado has completed his free agency tour, the question is how long will it be until he decides-and will he end up taking the Phillies' money, or heading to NY?

"I'm not a huge fan, said Sean McGrannaghan".

"That's my agent's job", he said.

Last month, fellow Phillies free agent superstar target Bryce Harper followed Sixers star Joel Embiid and Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins on the platform. And the Phillies have not shied away from either player publicly. As enticing as that may be, the Yankees offer him the chance to join a club that is already a contender. The first is Machado has been said, according to Heyman, to prefer becoming a Yankee, going back to August.

One of baseball's generational talents brought his free agency tour to Philadelphia on Thursday, with potentially hundreds of millions of dollars waiting for him at Citizens Bank Park.

Machado will be entering his eighth season in 2019, wherever he lands.

Machado, arguably the best player available on the open market, told the three aforementioned teams he won't sign a new contract until after January 1, according to Fancred's Jon Heyman.

Stephen Gross is a freelance writer.

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