MLB trade rumors: Orioles’ Dan Duquette slow-walking Manny Machado deal

It’s no secret that Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado will become a free agent after the 2018 season.
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It’s also no secret that the Orioles aren’t going anywhere this season (Baltimore has the worst record in the majors at 19-47).

It seems logical that the Orioles would want to move on from Manny soon, since every day reduces the amount of service he will provide to the team that acquires him. There’s also the risk of an injury keeping him off the market until after the season. In other words, the O’s need to get while the getting is good.

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Machado is having an MVP-caliber season for the last-place Orioles. He’s tied for fourth in the American League with 18 home runs, tied for second in the AL with 50 RBI, and 10th in the league with a.311 batting average.

But Happ dominated when he landed in Pennsylvania, going 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA in 11 starts.

Since 2016, the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder has gone 38-18 with a 3.40 ERA.

Walker said he had always respected Julio Urias Jersey Happ’s ability before being his teammate and that Happ stepped it up and became more aggressive with Pittsburgh.

When he came over, Walker said, having faced him for so long before we even got him, he was one of these guys that had really good stuff and every time you faced him you knew it was going to be a guy that was going to throw strikes.

He had a good arsenal of pitches but it just seemed like he wasn’t complete just yet. And he came over to Pittsburgh and we saw him kind of doing things a little bit different than he normally would and I don’t know the pitching side of it but I know when we got him, it seemed like he was more aggressive with his Vladimir Sobotka Youth Jersey fastball and getting earlier outs, wasn’t afraid to throw strikes, things like that.

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