Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi understands that Manny Machado could be a key asset for his former team, but he said that the decision to sign him could all come down to how much he will cost.
"That's something that they will have to investigate," Girardi said on Saturday, per NJ.com. "I'm not sure from a financial standpoint where Manny is going to be and how it fits within their plans."
Girardi stressed that the current group of free agents is talented enough that the team will have to weigh their options.
"There's no doubt that Manny's a great player, but there's a lot of great players that are out there," he said. "There are some pretty good bullpen arms that have experience. There are some pretty good outfielders, good infielders. That's something that they have to decide."
Machado, who spent his first six and a half seasons with the Orioles before he was traded to the Dodgers this past season, found himself embroiled in controversy over his hustling -- or lack thereof -- during his postseason run with Los Angeles.
The 26-year-old infielder hit .315/.315/.387 in 96 games this season before he was traded and .272/.338/.487 during his time with the Dodgers.