​Sometimes desperate times call for desperate actions.

And when you're the Orioles and in dire need of talented young pitching, you start considering trading one of the best third basemen in baseball to the New York Yankees.

Orioles' majority owner Peter Angelos was reportedly unwilling to part with his All-Star third baseman if it meant the acquiring team would flip him automatically to New York.

With the Yankees' stacked farm system and Machado on their wish list, being the middleman between the the Orioles and the Yankees could reap the rewards of several of baseball's most coveted prospects.