Machado trade talk heating up as @Ken_Rosenthal reports & if Machado remains with #Orioles in 2018, he wants to play shortstop. May seem out-of-blue, but according to industry source, Machado had meeting with Showalter near end of season making clear his desire to play SS in '18.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter12/12/2017 5:57:41 PM
Duquette has made it clear that he sees Tim Beckham as #Orioles starting shortstop for next three years. Not all in the organization are sold on him there. Some would prefer him in super-utility role.
by Eduardo A. Encinavia twitter12/12/2017 5:59:53 PM
#Yankees approximately $30M under $197M luxury-tax threshold, sources tell The Athletic. Plenty of room to make other moves, and additional trades would create even more flexibility.
Phillies love Machado but there are many hurdles. They’d likely need to extend him to make it make sense (not easy). Also, source says he’d be “shocked” if phils would part with Sixto Sanchez or Kingery, possible targets.