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Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and the American League celebrates with Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

There have been plenty of rumors regarding what the Chicago White Sox offered Manny Machado this offseason, and it appears the contract might be worth a lot less than what was initially indicated. ESPN’s Buster Olney has reported the organization presented a seven-year, $175 million deal to the free agent, raising questions about the New York Yankees’ perceived lack of interest in the superstar.

New York has not made a formal offer to Machado, despite being one of three teams—the White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies being the other two—that met in person with the 26-year-old last month. Considering the Yankees led MLB in revenue by a good margin a year ago, it’s hard to believe that the team wouldn’t exceed the White Sox’s offer if they actually have any interest in Machado.

But Machado might have been able to get that kind of contract, or even a better one, from the Yankees late in 2018. Fancred’s Jon Heyman has reported that New York was willing to offer Machado upwards of $175 million when the two sides met in December, but the infielder wasn’t ready to talk numbers.

Machado is reportedly looking for a deal worth more than Giancarlo Stanton’s $325 million contract. Chicago might increase their offer to Machado once other teams jump in with a concrete offer.

Maybe the Yankees are eying Machado’s free agency and will jump back into the fray if the 26-year-old doesn’t get anything close to his desired contract. New York, however, signaled they are ready to move on from Machado by giving second baseman DJ LeMahieu $24 million over two years. The Yankees also seem comfortable starting the season with Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop and Miguel Andujar at third base.

The Phillies might ultimately set the market for Machado. Philadelphia is reportedly prepared to make either Machado or Bryce Harper the biggest offer this winter.

There have been reports that Chicago is willing to extend an eight-year offer to Machado, though other insiders have disputed that notion.