The MLB trade deadline is right around the corner and one of the league’s biggest stars will be on the move. Manny Machado, the Baltimore Orioles shortstop is having another MVP caliber season, yet he plays on the worst team in baseball.
It is uncertain where the the 3-time all-star will end up, but according to MLB insider Jon Morosi, seven teams have offers in place to acquire the 26-year-old. The teams that have the most interest are the Brewers, Dodgers, Cubs, Indians, Diamondbacks, Phillies and Braves.
The two teams leading the pack are the Dodgers and Brewers, according to Ken Rosenthal.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 8, 2018
The Brewers have expendable pieces like Domingo Santa, Keon Broxton, Orlando Arcia and Keston Hiura, the 30th ranked prospect in baseball. The Dodgers have said that they are unlikely to deal young pitching like Walker Buehler for a rental like Machado. The Dodgers could offer their number one and number eight ranked prospects in a deal.
In exchange for Manny Machado, the Dodgers offered up their No. 1 (Alex Verdugo) and No. 8 (Yadier Alvarez) prospects – as per Jim Bowden.
Foolish of the Orioles to decline this. The stubbornness is all too familiar, sadly. Was a fair offer for what’s only a three month rental.
— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) July 8, 2018
One thing is for sure, Machado is headed somewhere and he will have a significant impact wherever he ends up. He is currently batting .313 with 21 homers and 60 knocked-in.
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