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Sunday, November 18, 2018

MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies ‘Expecting to Spend Money’ in Pursuit of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

First task of the Phillies negotiators: making sure that Harper and Machado have no knowledge whatsoever about the nature of Phillies fans.

QLE Posted: November 18, 2018 at 06:41 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, manny machado, phillies, trade rumors

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Manny Machado: Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner wants ‘essential’ chat

He is Manny Machado, one of the greatest young players to hit the free agent market.

And this time, after all the years of trying to get below the luxury tax, the Yankees have no financial restrictions on signing the guy who could be the centerpiece of their infield for the next 10 years.

The $300 million question is whether the Yankees have the same interest in Machado as he has in them.

The Yankees have yet to publicly declare their interest in signing Machado, 26, and say they first want to address the void in their starting rotation. But if they decide they want Machado, they need to talk.

“It’s not just important,’’ Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said. “It’s essential.’’

They need to have a heart-to-heart chat with Machado about exactly what he meant when he uttered the infamous words that he didn’t want to be “Johnny Hustle,’’ during a Fox postseason interview.

“If it’s a $300 million guy or a $10 million guy,’’ Steinbrenner said at the Major League Baseball owners’ meetings, “clearly those comments are troubling.

“But that’s really [GM Brian Cashman’s] job. If we’re interested in any player, to sit down with them face to face and ask him, ‘Where did this come from? What was the context around the entire interview? Was there a point? How do you justify it?’

“Because that ain’t going to sell where we play baseball.’’

When asked how important it was to determine whether Machado simply misspoke, or actually meant those words, Steinbrenner didn’t blink.

“That conversation will happen,’’ Steinbrenner said.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 15, 2018 at 06:16 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, manny machado, yankees

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Did Manny Machado say goodbye to Dodgers with ‘thank you’ Instagram post?

Four-time All-Star Manny Machado is ready to strike it rich in free agency this winter. The only question is which team will be willing to pony up perhaps as much as $300 million to sign him.

One team that certainly has the money is the Los Angeles Dodgers. That’s where Machado finished the 2018 season after being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in July. But many are wondering if Machado’s already closed the door on a Hollywood return based on this “thank you” Instagram post he published on Wednesday night.

The more and more attention that gets paid to social media, the more and more bewildering I find it….

QLE Posted: November 01, 2018 at 06:27 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: instagram, manny machado

Friday, October 26, 2018

Red Sox Pitching Coach Thinks Dodgers’ Manny Machado Stole Signs in World Series

The Boston Red Sox reportedly claim that they caught the Los Angeles Dodgers stealing and relaying signs from second base to batters during Game 2 of the World Series, according to Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller.

The incident that prompted speculation occurred during the fourth inning of the contest when Los Angeles shortstop Manny Machado was on second base as Boston southpaw David Price faced Yasiel Puig. Puig, who hit .209 against left-handed pitching during the regular season, knocked an RBI single off Price to score Machado.

Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie told Bleacher Report that he wish that he wishes he’d spoken to Price ahead of the at-bat “because I saw the whole thing” unfold the at-bat prior to Puig with Kike Hernandez.

So, how long before Manny Machado becomes the Albert Belle of his day?

QLE Posted: October 26, 2018 at 11:54 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: manny machado, sign-stealing

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Manny Machado not worth the trouble for the Yankees

Are Manny’s actions really costing him money?

Jim Furtado Posted: October 17, 2018 at 06:33 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, manny machado

Dodgers vs. Brewers: Benches clear after Manny Machado steps on Jesus Aguilar’s foot at first base

The bottom of the 10th inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers featured a benches-clearing incident involving Manny Machado and Jesus Aguilar. The two exchanged words following a play at first base where Machado tangled up with Aguilar’s foot.

Machado grounded out for the second out of the inning and while running through the first base bag, he made contact with the back of Aguilar’s foot. The benches and bullpens cleared, but nothing more came of it and the game resumed after a brief delay.

It appeared that Machado dragged his foot so that it would hit Aguilar’s at first base.

Is it just me, or is Machado going out of his way to build an image as a heel this NLCS?

 

QLE Posted: October 17, 2018 at 06:04 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: benches clearing, jesus aguilar, manny machado, nlcs

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Rosenthal: Manny Machado still has work to do if he wants to keep the focus on his performance – The Athletic

Whenever I see you and ask you how you’re doing, you say, ‘I’m chillin.’ I know that’s your personality, that’s how you are. But there was a ball the other night, and you didn’t run hard. Manny, you know this, at this time of year people notice that kind of thing, so how would you explain it? What happened?

Machado: “Uhhh … (pause) … I’ve been thinking about it and it happens every time, there’s no excuse for it honestly. I’ve never given excuses for not running. I’m not hurt, there’s no excuse but I’ve been the same player … I’ve been doing this for eight years, I’m in The Show for eight years, I’ve done the same thing for eight years, I’ve been the same player. (Machado actually just completed his seventh season.)

“Obviously I’m not going to change, I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle,’ and run down the line and slide to first base and … you know, whatever can happen. That’s just not my personality, that’s not my cup of tea, that’s not who I am.

“Should I have run on that pitch? Yeah … but I didn’t and I gotta pay the consequences for it. It does look bad. It looks terrible. I look back at the video and I’m like, ‘Woah, what was I doing?’ You know, just the emotions of the game … I’m the type of player that has stayed in the zone, I’m playing and I’m just in the zone.

“On 3-0, I’m trying to drive one out. I hit a 100 mph groundball (actually 76 mph) right into the shift, right to the shortstop … before I even step out of the box, I look to the shortstop, he has the ball in his hands and I’m like, ‘I’m out.’ … I mean, what am I going to do?

“Should I have given it a little more effort? One hundred percent. (It’s) my fault like always, I mean that’s just my mentality when I’m in the game. (There are) things that you learn, things that you gotta change. I’ve tried changing it for eight years and I still can’t figure it out but, one of these days I will.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 16, 2018 at 02:33 PM | 89 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, manny machado, pay site

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Manny Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL’s team to beat

Machado is expected to play shortstop for the Dodgers, as he did with the Orioles, although shortstop actually hasn’t been a problem. Seager played his last game on April 29; since then, with Chris Taylor getting most of the starts (plus a few from Enrique Hernandez), Dodgers shortstops rank fifth in the majors in wOBA. The bigger issue has been second base, where Logan Forsythe and Chase Utley haven’t provided much production and the Dodgers rank 20th in the majors in wOBA.

Adding Machado allows Dave Roberts to slide Taylor over to second base and create a deep lineup with a deep bench and lots of versatility and ability to mix and match….

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 18, 2018 at 07:16 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, manny machado

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Orioles have deal in place for Manny Machado, working through trade specifics

It is not yet known which team Machado will be traded to, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have been invested in their pursuit of the All-Star shortstop.

Fancred reported earlier Tuesday that the Dodgers had emerged as the leading contender to acquire Machado but also noted that the talks were fluid and identified the Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks as contenders with an “outside chance” to land the four-time All-Star.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Phillies Reportedly Increase Offer For Manny Machado

The Phillies have improved their offer to the Orioles for star infielder Manny Machado, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter links). In recent days, the Brewers, Dodgers and Yankees have been categorized as the favorites to land Machado. However, Rosenthal suggests that while the Dodgers and Yankees have the strongest offers on the table, the Brewers are beginning to fade from the mix, while the Diamondbacks are, at this point, “on [the] periphery” of the market.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2018 at 12:10 AM | 81 comment(s)
  Beats: manny machado, orioles, phillies

Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Orioles Defense May Be the Worst We’ve Ever Seen

... these Orioles are mind-bogglingly bad at catching balls put in play. Orioles fielders have combined for negative-84 runs of defensive value compared with the average team, per the advanced stat defensive runs saved. That is already one of the 10 worst totals… At their current pace, they will finish the season with negative-160 DRS—40 worse than the previous record holder, the 2005 Yankees.

NattyBoh Posted: July 12, 2018 at 11:07 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: baltimore orioles, defense, manny machado, records

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Yankees have made ‘strong offer’ for Machado

 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MLB trade targets: Top 20 players who could move by the deadline

13. Adam Jones, Orioles, center fielder: It was the trade that sent the Mariners spiraling, and in the 10 years since Jones and four others including pitcher Chris Tillman was traded to Baltimore, the Mariners still have not quite recovered. The Orioles love Jones, who has become the face of their franchise, but he’s a free agent in November.

Prediction: The Mariners, who lost All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano to a PED suspension and center fielder Dee Gordon to a broken toe, finally right a wrong and brings back Jones.

A lot of Orioles are on the list.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Dan Duquette, Orioles Understand Trading Manny Machado Seems Inevitable

“Usually, we try to go to Memorial Day and see where you are on Memorial Day and see what the strength and weaknesses are of the team are and how we can supplement what we need to compete,” Duquette said. “I am not sure we will be in that position this year.”

The asking price for Machado will be steep. Shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Ian Happ are the two Cubs who have often found their names tied to Machado trade rumors, and as cost-controlled young players under contract for quite some time, they represent the type of return the Orioles are seeking.


 

 

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