DJ LeMahieu, Yankees Agree On 2-Year Contract

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees Agree On 2-Year Contract

The Yankees' talks with Machado are either dormant or completely dead, and unless Machado accepts far less money from the Yankees than he might get elsewhere, Andujar will be back at third base.

A "mystery" team can emerge as they often do when agents try to ignite a bidding war, but the lack of public suitors for the 26-year-old Machado could mean he'll fall into the Sox's lap. Clark may have jumped the gun early, but he deactivated his account after the Yankees signed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on Friday, making everyone believe they are out on Machado.

Nightengale adds that there is no formal deadline to sign either player, but both the Phillies and the White Sox would like to sign their respective superstars sooner rather than later to maximize season ticket sales.

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of ongoing negotiations, but the Phillies have become the most aggressive team in their pursuit for Harper while the Nationals' interest appears to be waning. Still, anticipation over the possibility of signing Machado has increased since the news they made him an offer.

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LeMahieu is the latest addition to the Yankees' roster during a busy offseason for general manager Brian Cashman.

"Everything is still on the table", one industry source said, "especially in this new age of free agency where not everything makes sense". We will have to wait and see, but the Bronx Bombers should be in the conversation. "We don't let it be a distraction".

Back on October 29, the gambling site listed the odds for eight teams that could land Harper and seven that could land Machado. Yet neither Philly nor Chicago has reportedly come close to the $300-million contract offers Machado expected entering the open market.

Is that enough to bring him to the South Side?

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