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Trade chatter: A Machado alternative, an intriguing starter and more

One of the more intriguing elements to the Manny Machado trade discussions -- beyond the question of Machado's destination -- is the Baltimore Orioles' approach to fielding offers for the four-time All-Star. ESPN's Buster Olney has spoken to competing executives who see a more focused, purposeful and engaged Orioles front office this summer. But that's not a universal take.

"I wouldn't call them methodical or organized, and the aggressiveness comes and goes,'' said one team official who has dealt with the Orioles recently. "There is a lot of stop-and-go to the process.''

Will a deal come to fruition before or after the All-Star break?