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Yankees Need To Stay Away From Machado

15 July 2018
Yankees Need To Stay Away From Machado

They've got a number of good quality prospects, plenty to offer up a more than fair deal for Machado.

The New York Yankees continue their pursuit of Baltimore Orioles All-Star shortstop Manny Machado and are strong contenders for the 26-year-old's services, though nothing is close as of yet.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that "the Yankees are showing increased interest in Machado" but that the Orioles would be hesitant to send him to "their biggest rival".

Now, it seems as if the Phillies are in a position to completely overtake other teams in hopes that a trade for Machado will happen sooner rather than later. All in all, NY acquired a potential superstar in Torres for just two months of Chapman not being with the club. Rosenthal, though, echoes recent suggestions from MLB.com's Jon Morosi that it's at least possible that Andujar could be utilized as the centerpiece of a trade to acquire a controllable piece in the rotation, thus opening a spot for Machado.

The Red Sox find themselves in an even worse situation. A deal for Machado could possibly require young infielder Rafael Devers to be included in the deal, which is not something the Red Sox would be thrilled to do. Franco has played decent, hitting.272 with 13 home runs so far this season.

With the Orioles in need of a serious revamp of their pitching staff, Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield was believed to be a main target for Baltimore.

Major League Baseball teams understand the risks that come with trading for a rental player, especially one of Machado's caliber.

But what isn't great about the Manny Machado sweepstakes is that it could affect the Kansas City Royals' plan to trade away Mike Moustakas.