As the annual Winter Meeting continue to unfold, another superstar continues to receive a lot of buzz, and to the surprise of no one, the Yankees are in the center of the action.
Over the last couple days speculation has surrounded the Orioles and their star third basemen Manny Machado, but now the rumors appear to be gaining real traction. It has long been speculated that the Yanks would be targeting signing Machado as a free agent after the 2018 season, but it appears they may be in play to acquire his services even sooner.
According to Jon Heyman, several teams have made offers to the Orioles for Machado
Sources: several teams have now made trade offers for Manny Machado
According to Orioles’ beat reporter Dan Clark, the Yankees are one of those teams. The Cardinals, who had made a big splash earlier today in acquiring Marcell Ozuna from the Marlins, are in on Machado as well, along with the Giants, White Sox and Phillies.
Several offers are on the table for Manny Machado – Cardinals, White Sox, Yankees, Phillies and Giants. #Orioles
At this time there has been no clarity as to just who the Yankees – or any of the other potential suitors have offered the Orioles for Machado, but the wheels certainly appear to be in motion and we will continue to provide updates on Machado as it continues to develop. Follow me on Twitter, @JaredSaul