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.
The Yankees will have to do more work on their starting rotation, but Machado is worth spending big.
Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides safely into third base after hitting a triple in the seventh inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reporters on the scene relayed videos of one worker going up to Machado and asking for a picture, then giving him a good ol' Philly pep talk - which, of course, included something about the Philadelphia Eagles victory in the Super Bowl.
It doesn't sound like the Yankees are willing to come close to offering Machado $300 million. He has made four All-Star teams and won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year Major League Baseball career.
Happ agreed to a two-year, $34 million deal with NY.
And while the 26-year-old's decision as to where he will sign still remains in question, perhaps the four-time All-Star's recent social media activity sheds some possible light.
Instead, he was signing autographs, giving a dozen or so Philadelphia Phillies fans who stood several hours in a cold rain something to remember him by - even if he doesn't end up inking a deal with their team. There's been no indication that any of the three teams with which he met this week has made its best and final offer - or any formal offer at all, for that matter.
Machado's affinity for the Yankees has been well documented, but he has also said he would prefer to continue playing shortstop. However, Machado likely won't play short in the Bronx either, at least once Didi Gregorius is healthy, which is expected to be midway through 2019, unless they make a trade.