Machado is having a career year at the plate in 2018, with a slash line of.315/.387.575 and 24 home runs. While returns are mixed on his fielding at that premium spot, he has proved capable of manning it on a daily basis (notable given his past knee injuries). Olney reported Sunday that even if the Phillies do not trade for Machado this summer, they would ardently pursue him as a free agent after the season.
"I'm going to the All-Star Game as an Oriole and as a shortstop". He said that he doesn't know anything at the moment, but that his plans are just to enjoy the off day he gets after the All-Star Game. I try to enjoy this moment with the American League guys and just enjoy this with these guys that I've played with for a long time. It was a tremendous honor to wear this uniform. "They drafted me, I came up with them, played with them". The Yankees will be reluctant to give away all that talent that has brought them recent dominant success. I want to thank all those who have been with me throughout the process and especially thank the @twins organizations for allowing me to catch my flight.
The first reason the Yankees will not get Machado is Didi Gregorius is already their everyday shortstop, who will be staying at short.
The Phillies now lead the National League East with a 53-42 record.
But when Machado didn't take the field for the top of the fifth inning shortly after a 26-minute rain delay, it sent questions throughout the stadium whether Machado had been dealt mid-game, but he was removed as a precaution because of the wet conditions. Postseason odds go from 94.7 to 96.5 percent. Los Angeles is gearing up for a run at the World Series.
According to Jon Heyman of WFAN and Fancred Sports, the Brewers, Phillies and Diamondbacks have outside chances of landing Machado, but sources with knowledge of the situation say Los Angeles is the leader to add the four-time All-Star shortstop. "There will be a time and place for everything".