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Yankees plan to meet with Manny Machado

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LAS VEGAS — Jon Heyman says that the Yankees plan to meet with free agent Manny Machado.

I know the Yankees have talked a frugal game so far this offseason, but they seem to make too much sense for one another for them to not at least talk. New York will need a shortstop for a good chunk of the season and they will need a third baseman longer term. Machado fits both of those bills and, even if he wants to play short, the money will ultimately talk and the Yankees have a load of it.

The Phillies and the White Sox of all teams have expressed the most interest in making the big splash signing Machado would occasion, but there is no team more capable of making a bigger splash than the Yankees. Let’s see if they jump into the water.