Manny Machado RUMORS & NEWS

  • Orioles Star Manny Machado Is Cubs' 'Main Target' at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Cubs are reportedly targeting Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado in trade discussions. According to Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball, Machado is "the Cubs' main target" before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...." May 18

  • Cubs making Machado main trade deadline target

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs will take a look at acquiring superstar shortstop Manny Machado, sources say. Machado was speculated by FRS Sports a few weeks back as a likely candidate for the Cubs, with Addison Russell seen as part of a possible package for the Orioles, and word now is that he is the..." May 17

  • Phillies need to pursue Manny Machado right now

    Philly.com "Sometimes the stars align just right and the thing you need the most is the thing that is most available. This is one of those times for the Phillies, and they must seize the moment. Now, not next winter, is the time to pursue Baltimore superstar Manny Machado. Yes, the price is going..." May 17

  • Manny Machado, soon-to-be free agent, has an 'awesome' bond to Phillies

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado first met Joe Jordan when he was a teenage phenom. Machado was one of the country’s premier amateur players and Jordan was the scouting director for a team with one of the top picks in the MLB draft. “He was the guy that was on me for a while,” Machado..." May 17

  • Phillies manager Gabe Kapler lauds Manny Machado

    Sporting News "  The Phillies have put together a solid start to the 2018 season, currently sitting second in the loaded National League East. The Phillies have put together a solid start to the 2018 season, currently sitting second in the loaded National League..." May 15

  • Machado Blockbuster Won't Solve Cubs' Biggest Problem

    Bleacher Report "To state the painfully obvious, Manny Machado would make any MLB team instantly and exponentially better. Entering play Sunday, Machado was hitting .342 with a 1.084 OPS for the Baltimore Orioles. He's a three-time All-Star and three-time top-10 American..." May 15

  • Manny Machado deal would be costly for Cubs — but worth the price for a superstar

    Chicago Tribune "By hitting two home runs — including a grand slam — and achieving a personal milestone Friday, the player who quietly loomed large over the City Series thrust himself into every baseball conversation in town. Manny Machado, that is. Machado matched Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a..." May 14

  • Cubs plan to make offer to O's for Machado

    Chicago Sun-Times "Maybe the fix the Cubs need for their struggling lineup is as simple as these two words: Manny Machado. A lot of dominoes would need to fall in the right directions for the Orioles’ superstar shortstop to wind up with the Cubs before the trade deadline. But after checking in on his..." May 08

  • MLB Rumors: Orioles' Manny Machado to the Mets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this is a fun rumor. The Mets, falling off after a ridiculous 11-1 start, need a jolt. Could Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado be the answer? ESPN's Dave Schoenfield thinks so, with Mets shortstop Amed Rosario as the bait to bring the impending free agent to Queens this..." May 07

  • MLB Rumors: Dodgers stealing Manny Machado from Yankees, Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first monkey wrench in the upcoming Major League Baseball trade market could be on the way. With Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager out for the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery, the defending National League champions could look to the trade market to..." May 02

  • Machado wants to test free agency even if Orioles trade him

    The Score "Rumors that the Baltimore Orioles are on the verge of trading superstar shortstop Manny Machado have circulated since the offseason, and are making headlines yet again. Machado is no stranger to those reports, acknowledging that they're ultimately out of his control, but says he'd still like to..." May 02

  • Orioles 'still evaluating' team before making decision on trading Machado

    Baltimore Sun "The season-ending injury to Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager immediately fueled speculation that Orioles shortstop Manny Machado would be a likely target to replace him. But the Orioles don’t appear willing to talk trade quite yet. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said..." May 01

  • Could Manny Machado be Dodgers' answer with Corey Seager out for season?

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have World Series aspirations and a massive hole at shortstop, with Monday’s stunning announcement that Corey Seager needs Tommy John surgery and is done for the season. The Dodgers have World Series aspirations and a massive hole at shortstop, with Monday’s stunning announcement..." May 01

  • Should the Yankees still pursue Manny Machado?

    SNY TV " Orioles star Manny Machado will be a free agent at the end of the season, and has been a rumored target of the Yankees for quite some time. But there are a few issues. 1. Machado wants to play shortstop, where Didi Gregorius is currently entrenched. " April 25

  • Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

    New York Post "Woven into this season is a competition for next offseason, namely: Who wins the financial game between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? So far it is close with both sporting eight homers and gaudy on-base numbers through Tuesday. Both will be rewarded financially, short of substantial injury..." April 25

  • Why a Manny Machado trade at the deadline seems more likely by the day for the Orioles

    CBS Sports "Orioles infielder Manny Machado endured a bit of a disappointing 2017 season, but thus far in 2018 he's producing in line with expectations. Through 19 games, Machado in this, his age-25 campaign owns a slash line of .338/.414/.623 (189 OPS+) with five home runs and seven doubles. Those are..." April 20

  • MLB rumors: Could White Sox be dark horse for Machado?

    Fanrag Sports "One rival GM suggested he believes the Chicago White Sox could be a “dark horse” candidate to sign star infielder Manny Machado. The ChiSox’s surprise pursuit of Machado could ultimately be a clue as to their intention, the GM speculated. While the Phillies, Yankees and others have been..." April 19

  • MLB rumors: Yankees or Phillies favorites for Orioles' Manny Machado?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Buckle up, baseball fans. As the 2018 season progresses, the look forward to a sport-changing free-ageny class next winter commences. With names like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and (potentially) Clayton Kershaw, Hall of Fame-caliber stars will hit the open market. For teams like the Yankees..." April 13

  • MLB Rumors:Early look at the Manny Machado market

    Fanrag Sports "Manny Machado spoke lovingly about shortstop late in spring, and he is playing the heck out of that position. It’s certainly hard to dispute that he means it when he says the move from third is “not temporary,” that he wants to play the next “six or seven years” at shortstop. But the reality..." April 12

  • Despite moving back to shortstop, could Machado still find himself playing for the Yankees in the near future?

    New York Daily News "Manny Machado had just slipped into multiple layers before donning his Orioles uniform on Thursday when he noticed that a sizable crowd had assembled behind him in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. After ascertaining that reporters indeed were waiting only for him, the All-Star..." April 06

  • Aaron Judge’s Machado recruitment draws MLB warning

    New York Post "The Yankees got their first spring-training look at potential free-agent target Manny Machado on Wednesday. And Aaron Judge said he took the opportunity to make his pitch to the Baltimore third baseman-turned-shortstop, who is due to become one of the top two free-agent bats next..." March 15

  • Aaron Judge pitches Manny Machado on joining the Yankees: ‘He’d look good in pinstripes’

    New York Daily News "Manny Machado won't be a free agent until next offseason, but Aaron Judge is already making his pitch to the All-Star shortstop on why he should join the Yankees. "Adding him to our lineup that we've already got would be something special. I told him he'd look good in pinstripes," Judge..." March 14

  • Scott Boras adds fuel to Bryce Harper, Manny Machado Phillies rumors

    Newark Star-Ledger "The never-ending rumors are about to get louder, Phillies fans. With Jake Arrieta on board for the 2018 season, the Phillies have taken their rebuild into overdrive and committed toward chasing a winning season this summer. By next winter, we could be looking at an ascending team with a chance..." March 14

  • Buster Olney Thinks Phillies Are Eventual Landing Spot for Manny Machado in Free Agency

    12 Up "Manny Machado has had one hell of a run in Baltimore. In his six seasons there, he's finished in the top ten in MVP voting three times including two top-five finishes, he's smacked 138 home runs, and posted a .279 batting average. While the Orioles would probably love to have Machado for the..." March 13

  • Dan Duquette ready for final run with Machado, core

    MLB.com "Asked Sunday morning who has stood out to him in Orioles camp thus far, Dan Duquette rattled off a list of names including Hunter Harvey, DJ Stewart, Ryan Mountcastle, Tanner Scott and Chance Sisco, before adding, "Manny Machado looks like he's poised to have a good year." Then Duquette..." March 05

  • 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

    MLB.com "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 MLB.com. 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

    MLB.com "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? Umm...no

    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