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 for Machado for better part of the month, and while many teams have expressed serious interest in acquiring the 25-year-old, none have put forth an offer to pry him away from the O's. It is believed that the Orioles are seeking two controllable starting pitchers for Machado, who is set to become a free agent after the 2018 season. That price seems to be too steep for Machado, at least not without the chance to sign him to a long-term extension -- something that seems extremely unlikely this close to free agency. According to a source, the Orioles will continue to listen to interested teams, but they don't plan on moving Machado for a discounted package. That could change come July if Baltimore is out of the race, but for now, the asking price remains high.
Machado expected to be Orioles 3B on Opening Day
MLB.com | Jan 3