The Yankees are one of the most wealthy organizations in all of professional sports, but even they could use some extra money in order to pursue top assets in free agency.
Some Yankees fans became aware of the lack of movable capital within the Yankees organization and offered a quick solution.
The fans are hoping to spot Hal Steinbrenner a few bucks in order to persuade the executive to ink Machado to the $300+ million deal he is actively seeking.
Clearly Yankees fans want to make a big splash during free agency this year, and for some of the fan base, failing to sign Machado would be a huge mistake.
The #Yankees’ stance has not changed one iota in Manny Machado talks. They have talked financial concepts with Machado, but have yet to make official offer. Certainly, they have not backed out of Machado sweepstakes with #WhiteSox and #Phillies leading the way.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 10, 2019
The team has fallen out of the top spot and are no longer considered favorites to sign Machado, as they don't seem interested in inking him to the massive deal he desires. Still, the fans are persistent and will be pressuring ownership to make a move for the coveted shortstop, before he ends up signing somewhere else.
A GoFundMe is an interesting place to start, but perhaps some New Yorkers will be feeling generous and donate to the cause in order to make a play for the 26-year-old superstar.