It's not even out of the realms of possibility that his decision comes within the next week.
The answer might very well be "no" if Machado refuses to lower his expectations; the Yankees' party line is they will not pay him anywhere near $300 million.
A team like the Milwaukee Brewers, connected to Machado at last year's trade deadline, could make sense, as could the St. Louis Cardinals.
Speaking of Harper, it's always been expected that he'd wait for Machado to sign so that he and Scott Boras could top Machado's deal. Needless to say, this will be an interesting weekend for the Phillies.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the deal is worth around $24 million.
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Machado has seemingly had a similar struggle to Harper in attempting to secure the kind of record-breaking deal he desires this offseason.
It has been more than three weeks since Machado met with the Yanks in NY, and Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that there has been barely any communication between the two sides over that period. As Jack Curry of the YES Network said on Twitter, "With the addition of LeMahieu, it's another indication that the Yankees appear unlikely to sign Machado".
So if that then leaves a less-desperate Phillies vying with the Nats for Harper, the latter would have to be considered the favorite.
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 Phillies reportedly prefer Machado, and their pursuit of the infielder could increase over the next few days.