According to recent reports, Baltimore Orioles infielder Manny Machado could end up one of eight places before the MLB trade deadline.
As stellar as his short MLB career is, the 2018 campaign has been his best to date– with a slash line of slashing .312/.380/.591, with 77 hits, 18 home runs, 15 double, 50 RBIs, and 32 runs scored in 279 plate appearances. Not too shabby.
The Baltimore Orioles have two primary aspects working against them in their efforts of keeping the star infielder in Baltimore. For starters, he’s an unrestricted free-agent in 2019 and will be asking for the kind of money that only teams such as the New York Yankees can offer.
Secondly, the Baltimore Orioles are in bad shape and one of the worst teams in all of MLB — with Manny Machado certainly looking to play for a postseason contender. If the Baltimore Orioles are wise, they’ll trade him while the asking prices is high, setting themselves up for the future with prospects and more money freed up.
Manny Machado may find a new home sooner than later, with Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe and also NJ.com Sports reporting that the slugger and the Baltimore Orioles have narrowed down potential buyers down to eight MLB teams.
Could Manny Machado be coming to your town and play for your favorite MLB team before the July 21st MLB trade deadline? Let’s see who those eight lucky contestants are in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.