Manny Machado RUMORS & NEWS

  • Manny Machado downplays significance of offseason trade talks

    Masn "Manny Machado’s equipment bag from the World Baseball Classic arrived at his locker this morning a few minutes before the three-time All-Star, who walked into the clubhouse with a big smile on his face, approached every teammate, and offered a handshake and a hug. One at a time. Every player he..." February 17

  • Machado says heart is at shortstop, staying there could impact free agent decision

    CBS Sports "This is a year of great significance for Manny Machado. Machado will qualify for free agency come the winter, meaning this is likely his final go-around with the Baltimore Orioles. It's also his first season as an everyday shortstop, having previously played the position in just 52..." February 17

  • MLB Rumors: Pondering a blockbuster trade that lands Manny Machado in New York

    The Athletic "Let’s start with multiple disclaimers. The trade scenario I am about to discuss is no more than a concept and, as far as I know, it is not currently under serious discussion. The teams kicked around the idea, according to a major-league source, but even if they could agree on the particulars –..." February 14

  • White Sox have a secret weapon in next offseason’s pursuit of Manny Machado

    NBC Sports Chicago "Next year at SoxFest, if the stars align, a gargantuan contract is offered and a certain free-agent shortstop/third baseman believes his baseball future belongs on the South Side of Chicago, the White Sox will introduce Manny Machado as the grand prize to their rebuild to a frenzied crowd of Sox..." January 29

  • Showalter: Machado to play SS in 2018

    Baltimore Sun "Manny Machado will get his wish to shift to shortstop from third base this season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said at Saturday’s annual FanFest event. Machado requested to move to shortstop late last season, a desire that became public during last month’s Winter Meetings as the Orioles..." January 27

  • Indians and Orioles have talked Manny Machado trade

    CBS Sports "As we've known for a long time, the Orioles are open to trading star infielder Manny Machado, who's entering his walk year despite being just 25 years of age. Teams like the White Sox, Cardinals, Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox, and Diamondbacks have been mentioned in connection with Machado, but thus far..." January 19

  • REPORT: 'No Chance' Manny Machado Signs Long-Term Deal With Orioles

    12 Up "​The Orioles are ​open to trading ​Manny Machado if it means they would be bringing in talent that would be more than worth it. It does not seem like they have gotten any proposals up to their standards and it does not seem like they will. Machado will become a free agent in 2019. Before that..." January 17

  • Orioles, Machado fail to reach contract agreement, on course for arbitration hearing

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles did not reach an agreement on a contract for 2018 with third baseman Manny Machado and, at this point, are heading for an arbitration hearing with their best player to determine his salary for his final season before free agency, according to an industry source. The Orioles failed..." January 12

  • Source: O's, Machado agree to $16M deal "The Orioles avoided arbitration with several high-profile players on Friday, including All-Star infielder Manny Machado. Machado agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract for next season -- his final before hitting free agency -- a source told A separate source also confirmed that the..." January 12

  • Report: Diamondbacks most persistent in pursuit of Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles have yet to trade Manny Machado and may not do so, but one team that is persistently inquiring about him is the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday evening that Arizona continues to engaged Baltimore about trade..." January 12

  • Should Yankees deal young arms for Orioles' Manny Machado?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Manny Machado to the Yankees rumors are still out there. As the days until spring training tick away, Machado is still a member of the Baltimore Orioles and the Yankees are still in need of a third baseman. Despite the obvious impediments (cost, AL East rivalry, Machado's contract set to..." January 09

  • Yanks checking on Machado again

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees, apparently excited about the idea they could make their excellent winter even better and more star-studded, were back in contact with the Baltimore Orioles regarding Manny Machado this week, sources say. While the likelihood of a deal (maybe with anyone) still seems less..." January 05

  • Orioles ‘aren’t getting close to what they want’ in Manny Machado trade offers

    Hardball Talk "Manny Machado trade rumors waxed in mid-December, then waned and then waxed again in recent days with the Red Sox reportedly showing an interest in the Orioles’ third baseman. Guess they’re not waxing too, um, waxy. At least if Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston is hearing right...." January 05

  • Machado expected to be Orioles 3B on Opening Day "Manny Machado's name has been one of the most popular -- and intriguing -- on the trade market this offseason, but industry sources believe the All-Star third baseman will still be manning the hot corner for the Orioles when the season opens on March 29. Baltimore has been listening to offers..." January 03

  • Red Sox fans, don't count on a Manny Machado deal

    WEEI Boston "Who wouldn't want to have Manny Machado? This is a 25-year-old who has played in 156 or more games and hit 33 or more homers in each of the past three seasons, finishing in the Top 5 of American League MVP voting in two of those seasons. And defensively, he can be slotted into third base or..." January 02

  • Red Sox remain interested in Orioles' Machado

    CBS Sports "Remember how the Baltimore Orioles had reportedly moved on from shopping around third baseman Manny Machado? That apparently hasn't stopped teams from showing interest. One of those teams continuing to badger the Orioles about their young All-Star? The Boston Red Sox, per MLB Network's Jon Paul..." December 30

  • Orioles still getting calls on Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "We've known for a while that the Orioles are open to trading franchise infielder Manny Machado and that a number of teams are interested. Recently, however, the buzz surrounding a potential Machado blockbuster has died down a bit, and it began to look like the O's would open the 2018 season with..." December 28

  • Could the Manny Machadao drama have been avoided?

    Yardbarker "In a dramatic and suspenseful article, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required and recommended) chronicles the recent harrowing life-or-death race to get Astros first base coach Rich Dauer to Houston Methodist Hospital. On the day of the Astros’ championship parade, Dauer was present..." December 27

  • Cubs’ reported trade offer for Manny Machado revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "With many a top contender putting out feelers for Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, some concrete details are emerging about an offer that the defending NL Central champion Chicago Cubs apparently floated out. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the Cubs..." December 26

  • Machado to 'Stay Put' Unless Offers Change Drastically

    Bleacher Report "The Baltimore Orioles are letting teams interested in third baseman Manny Machado know that the trade offers they have received are not enticing enough to make a deal happen. Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Orioles said Thursday that "unless someone drastically changes their offer"..." December 21

  • Manny Machado Trade Rumors: Orioles Unhappy with Offers, May Pull 3B from Market

    Sportsnaut "It stands to reason that the Baltimore Orioles demand the farm for three-time All-Star infielder Manny Machado, who was suddenly placed on the trade block earlier in the offseason. Still just 25 years old, Machado has hit 33-plus homers in each of the past three seasons, finishing in the..." December 20

  • What potential trade partners could offer the Orioles for Manny Machado

    Baltimore Sun "If the Orioles decide to trade Manny Machado, they hope to do so by the end of the week, according to industry sources. They can’t wait much longer to put the rest of their offseason on hold, especially because their need for starting pitching is sizable. If they do move Machado, they also need to..." December 20

  • Report: Orioles ownership unlikely to approve Manny Machado trade

    Sportsnaut "When news broke that the Baltimore Orioles were considering moving franchise cornerstone Manny Machado, it threw a lot of people for a loop. Machado is still just 25 years old. He’s been an All-Star three times in five full MLB seasons. He’s homegrown talent. And he’s among the best players..." December 19

  • Report: Orioles Owner Could Be Swayed to Deal Machado to Yankees

    12 Up "​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..." December 19

  • Should the Cubs trade Addison Russell for Manny Machado?

    NBC Chicago "Twitter is abuzz with the sound of Manny Machado trade propositions. There's no harm in that. It's everybody's right as a sports fan to come up with their own ideas for trades — no matter how crazy — and debate proposals with other fans. But not all trade ideas are equal, of course. In..." December 18

  • White Sox reportedly not offering up top prospects for Manny Machado

    NBC Chicago "The Manny Machado saga spins on, though it’s looking far less promising for White Sox fans who wanted to see the Baltimore Orioles’ superstar third baseman come to the South Side this winter. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale chronicled the latest happenings with Machado in an exhaustive Thursday..." December 18

  • If Orioles say goodbye to Machado, do they have to find a way to keep Schoop long term?

    Baltimore Sun "The predicament the Orioles currently face – forced to ponder whether to trade franchise cornerstone Manny Machado one season before he is slated for free agency – should serve as a cautionary tale about the team’s lethargic approach in keeping their best players in orange and black long..." December 18

  • Diamondbacks join White Sox, Cards in Machado trade sweepstakes

    CBS Sports "We've known for some time that the Orioles are looking to trade star infielder Manny Machado, who's entering his walk year in 2018. The Cardinals have been linked to Machado, as have the White Sox (as strange as that might sound for a still-rebuilding club). Now, ESPN's Buster Olney, in a..." December 17

  • Orioles ready to trade Machado - but fear a back channel to Bronx

    USA Today "The Baltimore Orioles can’t stand the idea of trading Manny Machado, but it’s time to say goodbye to one of the greatest players in franchise history. The Orioles, providing owner Peter Angelos doesn’t stop them, are trading Machado, their greatest third baseman since Brooks Robinson. Their..." December 15

  • The Orioles are “moving aggressively” to trade Manny Machado

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Orioles “are moving aggressively on Manny Machado trade talks and now believe they can trade him by the end of the week.” There are reportedly “strong offers” for Machado from both the White Sox, per Ken Rosenthal, and the Cardinals, per Nightengale...." December 14

  • Boras: 'I can’t even think about the Baltimore Orioles without Manny Machado for 2018'

    Baltimore Sun "Super agent Scott Boras held his annual winter meetings media scrum Wednesday morning and touched on several topics, including the values of his top free-agent clients such as former Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta and slugger J.D. Martinez. He called the Miami Marlins a “pawn shop” for their..." December 14

  • Yankees-Orioles Manny Machado deal highly unlikely, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees fans: Don't get excited about the Manny Machado hype. A Orioles executive with direct knowledge of the Yankees' interest in the star infielder simply shook his head when asked about talks between the clubs. "No, just no," is what he told NJ Advance Media about the chances something..." December 14

  • White Sox could flip Manny Machado to Yankees

    Sporting News "The Orioles reportedly will not trade Manny Machado to the AL East rival Yankees, but that doesn’t mean the stud third baseman won’t end up with New York before 2018 is over. According to a report from The Athletic, the White Sox are currently the top suitor for Machado, who is set for free..." December 14

  • It’s possible Manny Machado is traded to Yankees, who can also wait until next offseason

    New York Daily News "It seems crazy, the concept of the Yankees trading their top prospects for Manny Machado when they can simply sign him outright as a free agent in the 2019 offseason. Then again, Giancarlo Stanton to the Bombers for almost nothing seemed crazy too – until the stars aligned and it actually..." December 13

  • Orioles Reportedly Asking For Offers On Manny Machado

    MLB Trade Rumors "While it’s been reported that the Orioles are at least willing to listen to offers on Manny Machado, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic takes things a step further, reporting that the O’s have asked interested parties to make them offers for the star infielder (subscription required and highly..." December 12

  • Manny Machado is reportedly on the market, but here's why a trade makes no sense for the White Sox

    NBC Chicago "The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly shopping Manny Machado. Commence freakout. Baseball Twitter exploded Tuesday after The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the Orioles are not just listening to offers for their star third baseman but actively offering him up to other..." December 12

  • Yes, the Yankees are interested in Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "The story of the 2017 Winter Meetings so far is the Orioles' willingness to discuss franchise player Manny Machado in trades. Machado is a year away from free agency and the O's don't want to lose him for nothing next winter, so they'll entertain offers. They have no choice but to listen,..." December 12

  • Report: Orioles looking to trade Machado, who wants to play SS

    SNY TV "The Orioles are shopping 3B Manny Machado, and are seeking two young, controllable starting pitchers in return, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. However, Machado -- who is set for free agency after the 2018 season -- wants to return to shortstop this season, notes Rosenthal. The Mets,..." December 12

  • Phillies shouldn't trade top prospects for Manny Machado

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Phillies have been connected to Manny Machado for a while and will continue to be with the Orioles superstar entering the final year of his contract. As Jim Salisbury pointed out Sunday, the Phillies have the depth to try to swing a deal for Machado at some point over the next year...." December 11

  • Winter meetings could give Orioles clarity on Manny Machado's long-term future with club

    Baltimore Sun "While the Orioles front office continues to declare that it has no plans to trade third baseman Manny Machado this offseason, this week’s winter meetings will begin to give the team more clarity whether the franchise has any chance — or willingness — to keep its top all-around player long..." December 11

  • Report: Orioles taking calls about All-Star 3B Manny Machado

    Sportsnaut "Seen as a cornerstone for potential contention with the Baltimore Orioles over the next several seasons, three-time All-Star third baseman Manny Machado is not necessarily on the trade block. But according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, this has not stopped multiple teams from calling the..." December 07

  • Orioles yet to discuss extensions with Jones, Machado

    Masn "The Orioles are preoccupied with drumming up potential trade partners, putting the most appealing and affordable free agents on their board and getting their coaches and various staff members under contract for the 2018 season. Extension talks are on the back burner of the hot stove..." November 19

  • Orioles of course want to keep Machado, but may have underwhelmed him with offer

    CBS Sports "Orioles star third baseman Manny Machado has surged in the second half and reestablished himself as one of the most coveted young players in the game. He's still just 25, owns a career OPS+ of 117, recently notched his third straight 30-homer season and is an elite defender at the hot corner. He's..." September 22

  • Orioles have no intention of shopping Manny Machado

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Orioles have no intention to shop Manny Machado, though they haven’t yet decided whether they will make a second big attempt to lock him up long-term. Owner Peter Angelos has not yet made the commitment to extend an offer to Machado, which would presumably have to be for at least..." September 21

  • MLB exec believes Orioles have ‘no shot’ of re-signing Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado has been a productive MLB player for the better part of five years, making it impossible to believe he only recently turned 25. He’s the type of player you could build a franchise around for years to come, but are the Baltimore Orioles planning to treat him as such? One MLB..." September 15