Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Specter Of Machado To Evil Ones Oozes Out Of Bronx

As if life this off-season hasn't been bad enough for Red Sox fans—now there's this. Multiple reports suggest that loopy Orioles owner Peter Angelos may trade Manny Machado directly to The Bronx Embalmers. The Birds, of course, are in serious need of starting pitching, so the names going back to Charm City are Yankee pitching prospects Chance Adams and Justus Sheffield. This new wrinkle comes just days after Angelos poured cold water on sending Machado to the White Sox—for fear that they would just flip him to The Evil Ones! The Chicago management then naively stated that such a "flip" to The Pinstriped Posers would be "unethical". Didn't we just witness the joke trade that Derek Jeter made to his old team? Anyway, the Red Sox are also being mentioned in a possible trade for Machado—with at least one semi-established pitcher going back to his old Baltimore roots in the person of lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. Stay tuned!