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A New Team Has Reportedly Been Named The Favorite For Manny Machado

manny machado speaks to reporters after orioles game

The Manny Machado sweepstakes should be ending soon. Indications are that the Baltimore Orioles will be trading their superstar before the regular season resumes on Friday.

Over the last few weeks, the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have all looked like strong contenders for Machado at different points, with the Milwaukee Brewers also in the mix. This week, it seemed that the Phillies were the favorite.

Now, the latest report says the Dodgers have vaulted the competition and have the lead.

According to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman, the Dodgers "appear to be the leading contender" for Machado. Heyman did caution that the situation can change, and Milwaukee, Philadelphia and the Arizona Diamondbacks all have a shot.

The Dodgers have had an obvious need for Machado since early in the season when their star shortstop Corey Seager went down with Tommy John surgery. LA also has the financial stability to potentially sign Machado to a long-term deal in the offseason.

If the Dodgers get Machado, they should become the favorites to win the NL once again, if they weren't already.

Stay tuned for the latest.