Manny Machado RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pieces Yankees should trade to build for Bryce Harper, Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees need a LeBron. That is just a start. To get their LeBron James, they need to get younger and more talented quickly so that when the star-studded free-agent class after the 2018 season is available, they can pounce. Bryce Harper, who is only 23, and Manny Machado, who is 23 as..." June 21

  • Orioles' Manny Machado drops appeal, will begin four-game suspension Sunday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado announced Saturday that he dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension for charging the mound after being hit by a 99-mph fastball in the back by Kansas city Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura on June 7. The appeal hearing was scheduled for Tuesday. Machado..." June 19

  • Orioles' Manny Machado enters equation of who’s best

    USA Today "The conversation about the best player in baseball seems to begin and end with Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. A case can be made for either player. Trout, the Los Angeles Angels center fielder, has won one American League MVP award and finished second in the voting three other times despite..." June 18

  • ‘Machado, he had it coming’ says Royals broadcaster

    Washington Post "After the Royals and Orioles brawled earlier this week, popular opinion seemed to pin most of the blame on Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura, and not on Baltimore’s Manny Machado. “What in the world should the Royals do with Yordano Ventura?” Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal asked. “There is a reason why..." June 10

  • Machado suspended four games for role in brawl with Royals

    Sportsnet "Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has been suspended four games and fined $2,500 for charging the mound and throwing a punch after he was hit by a pitch from the Kansas City Royals‘ Yordano Ventura, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale." June 09

  • Adam Jones says he'll pay Manny Machado's fine for fighting Yordano Ventura

    Fox Sports "Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has a history of igniting brawls, so it was a surprise to nobody when he hit young Orioles star Manny Machado with a 99-mph fastball on Tuesday evening, which led to Machado charging the mound. Ventura had brushed Machado back with some high-90s..." June 08

  • Yordano Ventura, Manny Machado ejected after HBP, punch cause benches to clear

    ESPN "Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee that was precipitated by Ventura throwing at Machado. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Orioles leading 5-1, Ventura's first pitch to Machado..." June 08

  • Manny Machado Could Command $400M Contract

    Real GM Baseball "Much has been made about how large Bryce Harper's next contract will be, but Jon Heyman speculates that Manny Machado could make history as well. Machado could command a contract in the $400 million range, which seems highly possible when you consider the $325 million deal the Miami Marlins..." June 04

  • Harper and Machado long shots to stay?

    Today's Knuckleball "Beltway baseball is thriving, but how long will it last? Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who rank among the very top players in the game, may well turn out to be too pricey to remain long-term with the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, respectively. The Nats pulled a major coup in..." June 03

  • Now at shortstop, Manny Machado continues to grow as offensive force

    SI "The Orioles continue to win, and Manny Machado remains red hot. On Sunday, the 23-year-old slugger's two home runs—including an eighth-inning grand slam, his second of the season—powered the O's past the A's, 11–3. On Tuesday, he went 3 for 3 with another homer as Baltimore downed Minnesota, 5–3...." May 12

  • The Early MVP Case for Manny Machado

    Baseball Essential "Following a 3-for-3 day at the plate for Manny Machado, which included two walks and a home run to help the Baltimore Orioles edge one out over the Minnesota Twins, it is about time to throw the young man’s hat into the MVP discussion. The Orioles’ soon-to-be 24-year-old shortstop turned 3rd..." May 12

  • Orioles shift Manny Machado to shortstop with J.J. Hardy out four weeks -- for now

    Fox Sports "The preference of some in the Orioles' organization is to keep Manny Machado at third base, where his defense is well above average and at times otherworldly. Machado, however, will be at short Tuesday night in place of J.J. Hardy, who is expected to miss at least four weeks with a hairline..." May 03

  • Machado’s illegal slide exposes new rule’s inconsistent enforcement

    SI "It may be divisive, but Major League Baseball’s rewritten rule regarding slides intended to break up double plays—Rule 6.01(j) in your rulebook, colloquially known as “the Chase Utley rule”—is nothing if not clear. As I explained to Joe Magrane on MLB Now during the first week of the regular..." May 02

  • Harper, Machado earn Player of the Month honors

    The Score "Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals phenom who smashed nine homers in his first 18 games this year, was named National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earned the honor in the American League, following a strong start to his 2016..." May 02

  • Manny Machado to play for Dominican Republic at WBC

    ESPN "Manny Machado will play for the Dominican Republic in the fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic, scheduled to be held in March 2017. Machado, who was born in Miami, is the son of Dominican parents Manuel and Rosa Machado, and, according to the WBC rules, can play for the United States or..." April 27

  • Long-term deal with O's on Machado's wish list

    MLB.com "Manny Machado said there's "hope" that he can remain an Oriole beyond his arbitration years after seeing Baltimore lock up Chris Davis with a seven-year, $161 million deal. "I think it's the biggest contract in Orioles history, so I know there's hope there," Machado said on Tuesday morning at..." February 23

  • Orioles agree to big raise for Manny Machado

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles agreed to one-year contracts for 2016 with star third baseman Manny Machado, top starter Chris Tillman, and infielder Ryan Flaherty ahead of Friday’s exchange of salary arbitration figures, according to industry sources. Machado, who earned just $485,000 in 2015, when he made his..." January 15

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