New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has not effectively sought after (in any event publicly) free-operator third baseman Manny Machado. A month ago, we discovered that piece of the Yankees’ reluctance to bid on Machado could be Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, will’s identity a free operator after the 2019 season.
Be that as it may, as indicated by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Cashman will require a backup plan.
On the off chance that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado foregoes his right to become a free operator, he likely will need in any event $250 million, a number he may approach if not surpass next winter on the open market.
Rockies proprietor, chairman and CEO Dick Monfort communicated good faith on Saturday that the group would achieve a long haul concurrence with Arenado, telling MLB.com, “I think we’ve gotten it to the point where we’re to the finals. We’re to the crescendo.”
Arenado is each piece the player Machado is … to say the very least. Arenado is a six-time Gold Glove winner; Machado has two Gold Gloves. Arenado is a four-time All-Star. So is Machado. Arenado has hit somewhere around 37 home runs in every one of the last four seasons. Machado has hit somewhere around 33 homers in every one of the last four seasons. Arenado has completed in the main eight of National League Voting in every one of the last four seasons. Machado has three best nine American League MVP finishes.
So it’s anything but difficult to perceive any reason why Cashman would pass on the 26-year-old Machado to wait for the 27-year-old Arenado.
In any case, if Arenado re-signs with the Rockies, Rosenthal reports Cashman could turn his consideration back to Machado: “Perhaps the Yankees would revisit their interest in Machado if they knew they could not get Arenado.”
Machado visited the Yankees, White Sox and Phillies in December. Chicago and Philadelphia have been the front-runners for Machado, who stays unsigned with spring preparing beginning one week from now.