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 gets done that puts Machado in pinstripes this offseason late Tuesday night at the MLB Winter Meetings in the main lobby at the Swan & Dolphin Resort. The executive wished to remain anonymous because he wasn't permitted to speak publicly about the team's personnel moves. He didn't say whether the Yankees had even discussed players they could potentially trade to their American League East rivals. ESPN's Buster Olney first reported that the Yankees had expressed interest in Machado, already a three-time All-Star at age 25. Last season, Machado hit 33 homers with 95 RBI and a .259 batting average. He hasn't hit less than 33 homers in any of the last three season.
Yankees-Orioles Manny Machado deal highly unlikely, source says
Newark Star-Ledger | Dec 14