He insists he’s not thinking about whether Tuesday night might be his last in Orioles attire. The move was created to get their star player off a sloppy field, because the last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
In an interview with Fox after being removed from the All-Star Game in the sixth inning, Machado was asked what his day was like amid the rumors.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are making preparations to welcome Manny Machado into their pennant race. The Phillies and Brewers emerged as late frontrunners to land Machado.
What will the Orioles receive in exchange for Machado? It would’ve been fun to see that exchange.
Machado, 26, is a four-time All-Star and will represent the American League in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
On Tuesday morning, the Orioles continued to close in on finalizing a trade to send Machado to a contender, and a source said that a deal will likely be completed over the next 72 hours.
Machado is expected to be dealt directly after the All-Star break, according to a report from The Athletic.
“No, not at all”, Machado said.
“Just going out there, you’re just in control of the game”, Machado said in regards to playing shortstop. I’m just going to worry about (the All-Star Game).
Olney says both teams are going through the medical details and paperwork part of the transaction. With Machado hitting.315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs so far this season, he’s being moved when his value is high and while there’s still plenty of baseball to be played in the season.
Kemp, a three-time All-Star, said of Machado: “He’s actually one of my favourite players to watch. Whether we lose, whether we win, whether I don’t, you just go out there and leave it on the field”.
Machado will take over full-time starting duties at shortstop, while Chris Taylor will shift to either center field or second base depending on the matchup.
No, that’s not a huge difference, which reflects two facts: we’re well past the midpoint of the season, and SportsLine was already quite bullish on the Dodgers moving forward. “I’m just anxious about the game today, and whatever happens moving forward will happen”.