Philadelphia Phillies: 3 reasons a Manny Machado trade sounds flawless right now

Annette Crawford
July 17, 2018

Although Manny Machado will wear black and orange at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night, it appears ever more likely that the midseason classic will be his last time donning a Baltimore Orioles uniform.

The will he or won't he saga of Manny Machado to the Yankees hit a fever pitch on Sunday, and we've still got a little over two weeks until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Of course, just being the "leading contender" doesn't guarantee Machado will become a Dodger, especially with the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies looming, as Heyman points out.

Machado will be a free agent at the end of the season. They gave me the opportunity to be the player I am.

Phillies names being discussed are outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz (19), right-handed pitcher Franklyn Kilome (23), right-handed pitcher Adonis Medina (21) and shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa (20).

Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in 2010 and has been a starter in Baltimore since 2012. The Phillies are the "most likely" team to land the four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove award victor, per's Jon Morosi.

Machado will represent the Orioles during Tuesday night's All-Star game.

Machado would be a solid addition to any contender.

"People didn't think I should have made the move in my walk year, but I did".

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