Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu, appear out on Manny Machado

After the Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series, New York Yankee fans want the Bombers to make some kind of big splash in 2019 free agency and that could mean signing superstar Manny Machado.

The Chicago White Sox apparently aren't the only team trying to lure Manny Machado by hiring those close to him.

One second baseman that they have seemingly been linked to all winter was D.J. LeMahieu, who they are very familiar with considering he played for the division-rival Colorado Rockies the last seven seasons.

The Yankees probably never made Machado an official offer and might not have been willing to approach $200 million.

Since the Yankees are not in on Bryce Harper (by all appearances, at least), Machado going elsewhere would probably slightly help a dark horse like the Cubs on Harper. Clark may have jumped the gun early, but he deactivated his account after the Yankees signed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on Friday, making everyone believe they are out on Machado.

Multiple outlets are reporting the Phillies have hired Bobby Dickerson to be their infield coach.

It has been a long time since the White Sox were viewed as a legitimate contender.

At 30-years-old, the defensive maestro will offer extreme value to the Yankees.

Few teams in baseball have more money to spend than Chicago and Philadelphia. The Phillies ranked 23rd with a payroll just north of $100 million last season, and ownership has made it clear that the organization is ready to hand out lucrative contracts this offseason.

Vanessa Coleman