Thursday, June 28, 2018

All Signs Point To Manny Machado Heading To The Dodgers In Deadline Deal

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Oriole super-star Manny Machado will likely be wearing Dodger Blue soon—and it may happen before the July 31st trading deadline. Multiple reports suggest that The Denizens Of Chavez Ravine are poised to trade for Machado and gain the upper-hand in the AL West race. The Dodgers have a deep farm system and even deeper pockets—but are still not likely to sign Machado long-term (with the currently-injured Corey Seager their franchise shortstop of choice). Magic Johnson and company are still smarting from their dumb 2017 decision not to trade for Justin Verlander. Need we say any more? Ironically, the D-Backs (currently leading the NL West) are also interested in Machado—after they saw how J.D. Martinez energized them last year. There are other possibilities, but the Dodgers are now the odds-on favorites. Of course, in the off-season, The Evil Ones are poised to pounce on Machado long-term—no matter where he goes this Summer.