The Yankees are a World Series favorite with not a ton of holes on their roster, but New York, unsurprisingly, could be looking to upgrade their chances with a trade for an All-Star infielder.
The Baltimore Orioles are one of the worst teams in the MLB and with Manny Machado set to hit free agency this winter, the All-Star shortstop is likely to be dealt before the league's trade deadline in a couple of weeks.
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal has reported that New York is interested in making a trade for Machado. However, the Yankees are likely to be unwilling to give up their top prospect.
Gleyber Torres, the star 21-year-old second baseman, is not going to be moved in a trade for Machado.
"They're not getting a Gleyber Torres in this deal. This is not a situation like the Cubs (trading for Aroldis Chapman). There's no team (involved) that hasn't won a World Series in 108 years," Jayson Stark reports.
Machado is an incredible player, but you could potentially be getting him for just half of a season. The Yankees would be hard-pressed to include Torres in a trade for basically any star MLB player. They're certainly not going to move him for a guy who could leave in free agency in a couple of months.