Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado

Still, they could use an upgrade at the position, especially with the Chicago Cubs just 1 1/2 games behind them.

Hitting, pitching, defense and relief pitching have been great at times, but have also been bad at other times. He'll receive the remainder of a $16 million salary as he closes out his final chapter with Baltimore this year. With his Baltimore Orioles sitting at a league-worst 24-64, Machado will nearly certainly be on the move in the coming weeks. He entered Saturday's competition batting.310/.381/.560 with 21 home runs, seven stolen bases and a.942 OPS through 375 plate appearances.

Where there is smoke there is fire, and in the case of the Manny Machado trade rumors, there's a lot of smoke and it seems to be only a matter of time until he's traded away from Baltimore Orioles.

Rosenthal noted the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers as potential landing spots, and he threw the Cleveland Indians in the mix Sunday.

Encina adds that the list is structured in order of appeal, with the Dodgers leading the group. Given how close the offers appear to be, it's still anyone's game (er, shortstop), though an agreement could be struck even sooner than the July 31 deadline if the Orioles find the right combo of prospects.