Report: Orioles on ’10-yard-line’ for Manny Machado trade

Manny Machado has been, by far, the most discussed name on the MLB trade market in 2018. But that might be coming to an end soon.

ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that, according to a source, the Baltimore Orioles are on par with a team at the “10-yard-line” when it comes to dealing the star shortstop.

In addition to the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Dodgers, we’ve also seen recent reports indicating that the New York Yankees have had discussions around Machado.

Certainly, it’s easy to understand why Machado is drawing such interest. Entering Sunday, he was hittingĀ .313/.384/.566 with 23 home runs on the season. He also plays both shortstop and third base very well. That said, his status as a free agent and likely rental player is certainly giving interested teams some hesitation.

Expect to hear more rumors and speculation on a potential deal right up until the time that he’s actually traded.