Manny Machado was essentially rented by the Dodgers for a part of the season, and much speculation has occurred regarding where he'd end up after his time there.
To the surprise of nobody, the Yankees are in strong contention to land Machado as the MLB offseason begins to pick up steam, though it will all depend on his price.
Yankees will look into Machado, and it will depend on the price. Pitching is the priority though (and as said here, with Corbin and Happ top the list)— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 5, 2018
Pitching is also a priority for the Yankees, as both Patrick Corbin and J.A. Happ are priority targets for them this offseason.
It sure looks like Manny Machado just said goodbye to the Dodgers pic.twitter.com/hkGCDW2bdr— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 1, 2018
There's very little chance the Dodgers will retain Machado, and only the Yankees and the Phillies really seem like viable options at this point.
Machado may be a great player, but he has plenty of issues as well, mostly stemming from his attitude and lack of hustle. To put it bluntly, Machado just doesn't try at some critical moments. Even in the World Series.
The Yankees would surely like to sign him, but they'll hope to avoid his attitude problems if they do.