The New York Yankees have been discussed as a possible destination for free agent Manny Machado. But according to a report, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado really has New York’s eye.
Andy Martino of SNY noted that while the Yankees have offered Machado a contract, it’s reportedly not a big offer. However, the interest in acquiring Arenado is high.
“IN OTHER NEWS ABOUT YANKEES THIRD BASE TARGETS, COLORADO AND NOLAN ARENADO REMAIN APART ON EXTENSION TALKS, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE BRIEFED ON THOSE DISCUSSIONS,” MARTINO REPORTED. “THOSE TALKS MIGHT WELL RESULT IN ARENADO SIGNING WITH THE ROCKIES, BUT IF THEY BREAK APART, THE YANKS WILL BE READY TO INITIATE TRADE TALKS.”
He also noted that “the Yankees prefer Arenado to Machado.”