Yes, it's another Manny Machado update.
But this is a bit different because we finally hear of Baltimore Orioles shortstop.
Both macho maker Brady Harper and US international Washington are scheduled as free agents for the 2018 season, and for contracts worth more than $ 300 million.
The Nationals are arguing in the NL East, so they will not buy Harper before March 31, without renouncing trade. 19659002] However, the Orioles go nowhere. They are 15-32, good for last place in the AL East, 17.5 games behind first-place Yankees.
So it is quite possible Baltimore Trade Machado before the deadline.
Many teams have been linked to Machado, including the Yankees and Phillies
But what does Machado think about all the rumors that are out there?
He talked to the media in Chicago (the Cubs have been linked to Machado in several reports) before Monday 3-2 win over the White Sox (a game in which Machado hit his 1
Per The Athletic:
"I'm here to play baseball, I mean, obviously we have to answer these questions, and we have to stand in front of the camera, but at the end of the day it does not matter, and if you do not go out and win any games for your ball club, [games] for the Orioles and at the same time play well.If I did not play well, they would not talk about [it]. "
Weneve Your name is talked about, it's always great, I've heard nothing but great things for everyone and it's always appreciated, so I have to continue to play baseball, as I said, to continue to do the things I love and everything others will take care of themselves. "
Cole Hamels talks about trade rumors
Machado's 15 homers have linked him to Red Sox's teammates Mookie Betts and JD Martinez for most in the majors. Machado and Martinez are in second place in the American League with a .343 batting average, 22 points behind Betts' # .365 average, which is the best in baseball.
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