As the struggling Baltimore Orioles prepare to deal Manny Machado (a pending unrestricted free agent) before the trade deadline, eight teams have already expressed interest in making a deal for him, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
However, the New York Yankees are among the teams who haven't called about a potential deal.
The inquiries have begun. The Phillies, Cardinals, Braves, Dodgers, Brewers, Mets, Angels, and Mariners are all expected to dip their toes in the water to see what it would take. If the Orioles had a wish list, they'd probably want to do something with the Cardinals and extract a couple of pitching prospects.
New York heavily pursued a trade for Machado this offseason before the Orioles decided not to deal him to another team within the division, and then ultimately decided to keep him for at least the first half of the season.
The Yankees are thought of as the favorite to sign him in free agency this winter, which may be the reason why they aren't pursuing a deal as they don't want to give up a top prospect if Machado will sign with them this offseason.
New York also plans to pursue Bryce Harper in some capacity this weekend, but Machado is their top priority.
Machado is batting .312 with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs in 64 games so far this season.Back to the New York Yankees Newsfeed