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White Sox trade for first baseman Yonder Alonso, the brother-in-law of free-agent target Manny Machado

The White Sox made a surprising move Friday night in their quest to upgrade their roster and lure free agents Bryce Harper or Manny Machado — or both. The Sox acquired left-handed-hitting first baseman Yonder Alonso from the American League Central rival Indians, a source confirmed. The deal was...
Machado to visit Philadelphia this week, Phillies set to welcome McCutchen

Machado to visit Philadelphia this week, Phillies set to welcome McCutchen

The Phillies will introduce Andrew McCutchen to Philadelphia on Tuesday then the club will prepare to host free agent Manny Machado on Thursday, according to sources close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review.The Phillies reached an agreement with McCutchen on a three-year deal worth $50 million last week during the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old provides an upgrade to the outfield and offense, but he's not the megastar signing that so many fans want to see. A five-time All-Star, he'll slide into the right field and provides the Phillies with some depth to possibly trade Odubel...
Call to the Pen Dec 15, 2018

Chicago White Sox acquire Yonder Alonso – Manny Machado next?

In a trade with the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago White Sox acquired Yonder Alonso in a trade for minor league outfielder Alex Call. The Chicago White Sox acquisition of Yonder Alonso was the second of a busy Hot Stove Friday. With plenty of holes to fill and money to burn, the team could be exciting […] Chicago White Sox acquire Yonder Alonso – Manny Machado next? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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New White Sox Alonso wants to be neighbors with Manny Machado

While free agent Manny Machado was about to meet with the White Sox, Yonder Alonso pitched his new team. "We feel like our time is now," he said.
SNY TV Dec 15, 2018

Yankees interested in signing Freddy Galvis if Manny Machado goes elsewhere

In the event that Manny Machado signs elsewhere, the Yankees are interested in acquiring Freddy Galvis to fill in at shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns, reports George A. King II of the New York Post.
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A few things to ponder as Manny Machado and New York Yankees get set to meet face to face

A few things to ponder as Manny Machado and New York Yankees get set to meet face to face

Manny Machado’s free agent tour is scheduled to stop in the Bronx this week, fulfilling Hal Steinbrenner’s request for a sit down.         

White Sox GM Rick Hahn calls trade for Manny Machado's brother-in-law a 'baseball deal'

All in the White Sox family. Despite Yonder Alonso being the brother-in-law of marquee free agent Manny Machado, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn stated there wasn’t an ulterior motive to their acquisition of Alonso from the Indians. “Fundamentally, this is a baseball deal,” Hahn said Saturday...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 16, 2018
Why the Yankees may not need to go shopping for relievers

Why the Yankees may not need to go shopping for relievers

In-house options exist and dramatically mitigate the risk of free agent signings Regular readers will know that this winter I’ve firmly stood for the Yankees flexing their financial muscles. I was the unofficial PSA Patrick Corbin stan, and I think that missing out on both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper would be borderline dereliction of duty on the part of the Yankee front office. That belief changes when I think about the relief pitching available in free agency. The big names on the market are David Robertson, Zach Britton, Andrew Miller and Adam Ottavino, and with at least two open...
Chicago Sun-Times Dec 15, 2018

White Sox announce trade for Yonder Alonso

The first baseman is the brother-in-law of free agent Manny Machado, who is expected to meet with the White Sox next week.
Pinstripe Alley Dec 16, 2018
What if the Yankees keep Sonny Gray?

What if the Yankees keep Sonny Gray?

Brian Cashman has been vocal about wanting to trade Gray, but at this point it might make more sense to keep him. The 2018 season was a disaster for Sonny Gray. He struggled right out of the gates—especially when pitching at home—and was never able to right the ship. It became so bad that you could almost count on the Yankees losing when he took the mound. Then Gray experience bottomed out on August 1st when he gave up seven earned runs to the Manny Machado-less Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees were left with no choice but to banish him to the bullpen. In the months since the season...
South Side Sox Dec 15, 2018
The Ys have it: Yonder Alonso = Yasmani Grandal, with a side of Manny Machado

The Ys have it: Yonder Alonso = Yasmani Grandal, with a side of Manny Machado

If Rick Hahn’s gambit works, this front office fuzzy math could account for a division title By any stretch of the imagination, trading for Cleveland’s Yonder Alonso is one ballsy move. Imagine Monday’s meeting with Manny Machado ... you want to talk about a friggin’ full-court press on a prospective free agent? Hey Manny, I literally just traded for your brother-in-law. This is how seriously we want you in our infield. There are 29 other teams. How many of them traded for one of your family members? I mean, sure, it could come across as stalky-creepy, too, but I’m guessing these...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 16, 2018
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Daniel Murphy

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Daniel Murphy

Murphy has played in New York before. Could his infield versatility help the Yankees in 2019? With Didi Gregorius recovering from Tommy John surgery, the Yankees are in need of some infield help. The obvious choice would be to break the bank for Manny Machado, who at just 26 years old, would be another elite talent in the Bombers’ lineup for years to come. However, it’s unclear if they’re willing to spend that kind of money. There’s a chance they could be looking for a cheaper infielder on a shorter contract, which could lead the Yanks to Daniel Murphy. Murphy enjoyed immense...
That Balls Outta Here Dec 16, 2018

Phillies rumors: Will Latin connection decide Manny Machado pursuit?

Could a Latin and family connection make the difference for the Phillies and other teams for where Manny Machado ultimately signs in free agency? There has been much discussion about which factors will influence Manny Machado’s decision on which team he signs with. A new factor that the Phillies and other teams may have to […] Phillies rumors: Will Latin connection decide Manny Machado pursuit? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Dec 16, 2018

The latest on potential Yankees free agent target Manny Machado: Meeting with Yanks is set

The Yankees have been lying in the weeds when it comes to free agent 3B/SS Manny Machado, who is reportedly looking for a deal that will pay him roughly $300 million over 10 years. Here are the latest rumors...
That Balls Outta Here Dec 16, 2018

Phillies rumor: Manny Machado visiting this week

The Phillies rumor of the day involves Manny Machado The Phillies rumor mill has been extremely quiet since the winter meetings, but according to NBCS Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, things could be heating up soon. According to Salisbury, Machado will visit the Phillies on Thursday as part of his free agency tour. Other reports say that […] Phillies rumor: Manny Machado visiting this week - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Dec 17, 2018
NYY News: Manny Machado to visit the Yankees on Wednesday

NYY News: Manny Machado to visit the Yankees on Wednesday

Manny Machado will visit the Yankees on Wednesday; New York to “monitor” free agent Troy Tulowitzki; Andujar is already working on his defense in Tampa; Red Sox fans troll Yankees on Machado meeting. New York Post | George A. King III: Manny Machado will visit the Yankees on Wednesday. He is expected to be told that the team is not interested in giving him the reported $300 million he seeks, and that they want him to explain his behavior during the postseason. Machado is also scheduled to meet with other clubs, including the Phillies, White Sox, and at least one mystery team. King...

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