This leaves former Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as the top remaining free agent on the market. As spring training is underway across Major League Baseball, as many as 114 free agents still remain unsigned.
Machado, many argue, is the better of the two 26-year-olds, although many expect Harper to command more money because of his star power.
Machado slashed .297/.367/.538 with 37 homers and 107 RBI last season. He is a lifetime .282 hitter with 175 homers over his seven-year career.
Harper slashed .249/.393/.496 with 34 homers and 100 RBI for the Nats in 2018, and is a lifetime .279 hitter with 184 career homers in the same length of time.