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 Birds about Machado. “THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES HAVE RECEIVED A COUPLE CALLS OF INQUIRY ON SUPERSTAR THIRD BASEMAN MANNY MACHADO, AND WHILE THE ORIOLES ARE NOT SHOPPING — AND LOVE — MACHADO, WORD IS THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO LISTEN ON ANY PLAYER – EVEN THEIR BEST PLAYER,” HEYMAN REPORTED THURSDAY. Despite what they will tell you publicly, teams tend to be willing to take calls about every player. This doesn’t mean the Orioles are actively shopping Machado. Instead, it’s all about due diligence.
Report: Orioles taking calls about All-Star 3B Manny Machado
Sportsnaut | Dec 7