Manny Machado Regrets Saying This…

Manny Machado has entered free agency damage control. Do you think the Yankees will snatch him?

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In an interview with The Athletic, Manny Machado said, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle,’ and run down the line and slide to first base. That’s just not my personality, that’s not my cup of tea, that’s not who I am.”

Considering Machado is a free-agent who the Yankees are interested in, these comments weren’t good to hear for Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, who said he wanted to meet with Machado to figure out what exactly he meant.

“When I was asked that question, I was definitely on the defensive, and I was wrong to answer it the way I did, because looking back, it doesn’t come across how I meant it,” Machado told “For me, I was trying to talk about how I’m not the guy who is eye wash. There’s a difference between fake hustle for show and being someone who tries hard to win. I’ve always been the guy who does whatever he can to win for his team.”

Machado recognized the fact that he needs to do damage control once Steinbrenner admitted he was not happy with what Machado said.

“If we’re interested in any player, sit down with him face to face and ask him, ‘Where did this come from?’ What was the context around the entire interview? Was there a point you were trying to [make]? How do you justify it?’” Steinbrenner said at an owner meeting. “Because that ain’t gonna sell where we play baseball. The conversation will happen no matter who it is.”

Machado owned up to what he said, admitting he would be willing to talk with any interested team about it.

“But I know how I said it and how it came across, and it’s something I take responsibility for,” Machado said. “I look forward to talking with each GM and owner that we can meet with about that, or any other questions they have.”

This much is certain, Machado will get a contract from someone…but will it be the Yankees? Read more about this story on NY Post here.

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Manny Machado has entered free agency damage control. Do you think the Yankees will snatch him?

44% Ya, won’t pass him up
56% No, bad rep
44% Ya, won’t pass him up
56% No, bad rep
43% Ya, won’t pass him up
57% No, bad rep

Ya, won’t pass him up

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