Machado's top 12 landing spots and MLB's next big thing
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The Manny Machado Watch has intensified over the past couple of weeks. In some ways, that’s hard to believe. After all, this has been going on since last winter, when the Baltimore Orioles‘ star infielder was reportedly first aggressively shopped during December’s winter meetings. Still, the watch has intensified as we move toward the non-waiver trade deadline at the end of the month. Everything transaction-related seems to be in limbo until the Manny Watch is resolved.
All 29 other teams would get better with the O’s star added to the roster, but the Machado bump could put these contenders over the top.
When will Manny Machado move? Who is emerging as a backup option? And which starter has scouts buzzing? Here’s the latest deadline chatter.
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here’s whom they should be shopping around.
Last week, as part of my monthly Stock Watch rundown of the probability shifts around baseball, I incorporated a kind of automated Manny Watch into the proceedings. The point there was to virtually trade Machado to