Report: Yankees Never Made Formal Offer To Machado

Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
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Manny Machado has reportedly agreed to a record 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. Though the Padres are yet to confirm the deal, it would be the largest free-agent contract ever in American sports.

Now that Machado is on his way to San Diego, fans are wondering whether the Yankees put in a serious bid. It turns out that the Yankees never made a formal offer, according to James Wagner of the New York Times.

Yankees never made a formal offer to Manny Machado, per a source, although they hosted him at Yankee Stadium. Machado wanted to top Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year/$325M deal, and although his reported amount is a free-agent record, Yankees didn’t want to offer something that large.

— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) February 19, 2019

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Machado was hosted by the Yankees on Dec. 19 and they even showed his image in pinstripes on the stadium scoreboard.

Look at what i have here.. Manny you look nice in pinstripes! Red carpet for manny #yankees pic.twitter.com/wfEzVEu3gz

— JoezMcfly---- (@JoezMcfLy) December 19, 2018

The 26-year-old recorded a career-high .905 on-base plus slugging in 2018, finishing the season with a .297 average, 37 home runs and 107 RBIs. Machado is a four-time All-Star and two-time third base Gold Glove Award winner.

This youngster clearly didn't want to see Machado in pinstripes.

this kid EXTREMELY did not want Manny Machado pic.twitter.com/6oFCVgIsz5

— SNY (@SNYtv) February 19, 2019

Once the deal is announced, the Padres will have spent $474 million in free agency over the past two seasons to lead the majors.