The Yankees and Boston Red Sox have exclusively been in contact about Machado, and the Yankees have reportedly made a "strong" offer. Following the initial report, Rosenthal also noted that the Orioles were going to take a closer look at the Phillies farm system.
Even though there's been a lot of noise and discussion about Manny Machado ending up in the Bronx, it seems these two division foes aren't on the verge of getting a deal done.
They have had extensive conversations with the Philadelphia Phillies, whose front office is loaded with ex-Oriole officials who were involved in the drafting and developing of Machado for Baltimore - from president Andy MacPhail to general manager Matt Klentak to assistant Ned Rice.
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That said, there's some uncertainty among teams pursuing Machado as to when the O's intend to make a decision, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (Twitter links). Franco has played decent, hitting.272 with 13 home runs so far this season.
So do you roll the dice and trade away one of your top young prospects under team control for the next seven-eight years just for a few months of Manny Machado, in hope that he will help bring you a World Series title come November?
With the Orioles in need of a serious revamp of their pitching staff, Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield was believed to be a main target for Baltimore.
That remains the ($400) million dollar question.