Looks Like Manny Machado will not be wearing pinstripes anytime soon, the young All-star player prefers to be placed on his current position as a shortstop or at least third baseman. According to Orioles, the Yankees do not have the need of Machado as the other teams do.
The Brewers, Dodgers, and Phillies have better chances at Landing Machado as they have his desired place as a third baseman open for him while on the other hand Yankees don’t need third basemen but better pitchers. Not only did the Yankees haven’t increased their offers like other team but they also didn’t show much interest in taking Justus Sheffield or Clint Frazier in a deal along with Manny Machado.
Nevertheless, Yankees are still trying their best to nail this trade-off if possible. In a recent tweet, the All-Star Aroldis Chapman along with his fellow All-stars Gleyber Torres and Luis Severino also added Manny Machado into the picture giving in to the trading rumors. Aside from that Aaron judge has also mentioned to Machado that he will look good in pinstripes. He told the reporters:
“Adding him to our lineup that we already got would be something special. I told him he’d look good in pinstripes.”
Major League Baseball even issued a statement warning, “We have been in contact with the Yankees. They communicated to us that Mr. Judge’s off-the-cuff comments were not appropriate and not authorized by the club. They will speak to him to make sure that this does not happen again.”
Then there is this phone call between Aaron judge and Brian Cashman who tried his best to tell Judge that his comment to Machado might not be happening anytime soon.
“[Cashman] gave me a refresher that MLB’s sensitive to that kind of stuff,” Judge said at George M. Steinbrenner Field. “That’s about it.”
“I reached out to Aaron to make sure he got the full perspective, obviously clearly from Baltimore’s perspective as well,” Cashman said. “There’s certainly no intentions on creating any difficulties for everybody. I made sure Aaron understood the commissioner’s perspective on it. He does.”
Besides dodger have a better chance of acquiring their interest because they have a better offer, by all means, Yusniel Diaz.
“That would be a good get for the Orioles. I can’t see any of the other teams offering a better prospect than [Diaz]. He has huge tools, is young and has had great performance this year. His walk-to-strikeout ratio is really impressive.”
Diaz, 21, was hitting .314 with a .905 OPS at Double-A with 41 walks and 39 strikeouts.
Despite that the Machado’s Nephew also wants to see him play for Yankees, mentioned in a recent report, the chances of that actually happening is sliming down to almost none. Also, more than third baseman Yankees need more ace pitchers, potentially available starters are Michael Fulmer, Cole Hamles and J.A. Happ.
Here the Manager Aaron Boone’s take on trade and upgrading his team before the deadline:
“Honestly, I don’t have an expectation,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone, “I know Cash and the guys are turning over every leaf, kicking tires on everything and I’m sure making proposals and counters and all that.
“So, I know we’re going to try,” Boone said. “It comes down to, does it make the most sense for us … in the short term and long term? As I’ve said before it takes two to tango and if the right deal comes about, I think we’ll make it. But I don’t think anything’s certain.”