With the Baltimore Orioles looking at a 100 loss season, and Manny Machado looking at starting in the All-Star game this summer, his stay with the Orioles looks about done. Jon Morosi, and many others, have reported the Arizona Diamondbacks are in negotiations with the Orioles to acquire the slugger. Machado, a hot commodity sure to draw tons of interest as we approach the deadline, is in the last year with the Orioles making $16MM. The Orioles are sure to not cover any of the remaining salary unless higher prospects are included.
Machado is set to become a free agent in a stellar class also headlined by Bryce Harper.
Sources: #DBacks, #Orioles have been in contact about a possible Manny Machado trade this season. Dialogue remains open between the clubs. This is viewed as due diligence on Arizona’s part as the team’s needs become clear. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 19, 2018