Is it possible that Manny Machado remains a free agent when spring training starts?
According to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com, the superstar's decision regarding what his next team will be "is not imminent", noting that the wait could be extended until after mid-February.
The Padres have got into the fight for Machado at the last minute, but apparently his interest is legitimate and Machado will probably want to hear what they have to say.
Machado would not be the first stellar free agent signing in February, besides. Yu Darvish, Eric Hosmer and J.D. Martinez secured his contracts, all of more than US $ 100 million, in that month, while in previous years players like the Cuban Yoenis Céspedes, the Dominican Vladimir Guerrero and J.D. Drew also finalized their agreements in February.
Apparently, everything indicates that Bryce Harper will also wait at least until next month to sign.