In case you didn’t know, perhaps living under a rock, you are following the Manny Machado sweepstakes. Basically, to catch you up, every team that figures to be in the playoff hunt is looking at Manny Machado. He’s back at shortstop and also has the gold glove 3rd basemen to boot.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Yankees are now in on Manny Machado. That’s scary news for the American League, terrible news for a Orioles fan, and well … would make them a pitcher away from being the Golden State Warriors of Major League Baseball. The Yankees have the better farm system, a top five system, and unlike the Braves (who were rumored as well at one point), they are known for the “win now” mindset. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, right?
Who will get Machado?
With the #yankees in on Manny Machado, Who will land him?
— TTFBaseball (@TTFBaseball) July 10, 2018
According to Passan, Dodgers are moving on.
Sources: Dodgers have stepped up pursuit of a position player and are looking beyond Manny Machado. Have had conversations with Reds about Scooter Gennett, Twins about Brian Dozier and Mets about Asdrubal Cabrera. Dodgers’ versatility allows them to pursue a number of positions.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 10, 2018