Manny Machado plans to visit Citizens Bank Park on his free-agent tour, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury has confirmed.
Shortly after the McCutchen news broke, Salisbury and Corey Seidman sat down to analyze the move, what's next, and the latest on Machado on their At The Yard podcast. Check it out here.
"I've been able to confirm that is the plan. They would like to bring him in and have him take a look around," Salisbury said. "I still think the Yankees are the place that Machado wants to be. But if the Phillies make the right proposal, they could end up with Manny Machado. They could end up adding him to Segura and Andrew McCutchen. If they get J.A. Happ, who knows, you're looking at a pretty good winter if all these balls align."
If the Phillies do end up with Machado, check out this potential lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Jean Segura, SS
3. Manny Machado, 3B
4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
5. Andrew McCutchen, OF
6. Odubel Herrera, OF
7. Roman Quinn, OF
8. Jorge Alfaro, C