Manny Machado remains a member of the Baltimore Orioles, but the All-Star shortstop is widely expected to be traded before the MLB’s trade deadline. The superstar infielder is set to be a free agent after the season and with Baltimore both struggling and likely unable to re-sign him, a trade for prospects makes a lot of sense.
Reports suggest that Machado could be dealt to another AL East Division team. The New York Yankees have reportedly emerged as one of the favorites.
The Yankees, a World Series frontrunner, have a host of talented young prospects that could entice the Orioles.
MLB insider Jon Heyman had a major update on a potential Machado-Yankees trade earlier today.
“Don’t know yanks offer for machado. Do know it doesn’t include Sheffield or Frazier. They have a long list of fine prospects, however. In any case, doesn’t appear sides are close yet,” he reports.
don't know yanks offer for machado. do know it doesn't include Sheffield or Frazier. they have a long list of fine prospects, however. in any case, doesn't appear sides are close yet.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 12, 2018
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal has also reported that Machado to the Yankees is a strong possibility. New York’s interest in the All-Star is believed to be “serious.”
#Orioles remain in talks on Machado, sources tell The Athletic. #Yankees’ interest described as “serious” – @JonHeyman reported strong offer by NYY. #Dodgers, #Brewers also serious, while #DBacks, #Phillies staying in touch; PHI contact reported earlier by @JimBowdenGM.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 12, 2018
Orioles fans might wince at the idea of Machado wearing pinstripes, but the possibility of that becoming a reality seems to be strong. Stay tuned, the MLB’s trade deadline is approaching quickly.