Maybe, but it feels to me like there is a mandate for change this offseason. They couldn't try to make a significant push to become relevant contenders only to learn a month into the season that Crawford wasn't ready to be a regular and have shortstop be a gaping hole again. I think Crawford has some really nice years ahead of him, but i'm not willing to bet that period of his career is going to start next year.
As for Machado- could a guy who was so great at third really be so against staying there? I think the move to short was about establishing something for his legacy and future contract value. Maybe he prefers the challenge of it, or finds it to be more fun, of maybe it's just an ego thing. I would bet he thinks/knows that he would get paid that much more as a great shortstop than a great young third baseman. When it's all said and done, if he gets the money- does he care which position?