Orioles Have Narrowed Focus In Manny Machado Talks

Lynette Rowe
July 18, 2018

Manny Machado could be on the move soon, but at this point we don't know where he's going or what the Orioles are getting.

That's definitely baseball in 2018.

Hinch was referring to #HugWatch, that staple of trade-deadline season, when managers are instructed to remove players from games and protect them from injury when a deal is pending or complete. "There are a lot of things I can't control", Machado said hours before the All-Star Game. Machado, hitting.315 with a.963 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and 24 home runs, fills a clear need with a superstar.

Corey Seager is out for the season after Tommy John surgery, which has left a void for the Dodgers at shortstop.

Nightengale reports that the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers are still in talks with the Orioles for Machado, so the situation is fluid and could change rapidly.

MLB Network reported the Dodgers' fourth-best prospect, outfielder Yusniel Diaz, is in the Dodgers' offer. With rumors circulating all morning of a possible trade, a horde of reporters flocked to his locker in the visitors' clubhouse.

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No, that's not a huge difference, which reflects two facts: we're well past the midpoint of the season, and SportsLine was already quite bullish on the Dodgers moving forward.

Hey, maybe word will come out during the game tonight, and Manny will just switch caps mid-inning. I try to enjoy this moment with the American League guys and just enjoy this with these guys that I've played with for a long time.

The day ended with more clarity.

Machado is boasting a career high.575 slugging percentage and.963 OPS in the final year of his contract with Baltimore.

"Did you see what he wearing today on the red carpet?"

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