Breaking down the race for Manny Machado – MLB.com

After months of rumors, the Manny Machado sweepstakes may finally be in the home stretch. Contenders are lining up for the opportunity to add Machado, as MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reports in an article for Fancred Sports that the Orioles have at least seven — and possibly as many as nine — offers for the All-Star shortstop.

Catch up on the latest Trade Talk

After months of rumors, the Manny Machado sweepstakes may finally be in the home stretch. Contenders are lining up for the opportunity to add Machado, as MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reports in an article for Fancred Sports that the Orioles have at least seven — and possibly as many as nine — offers for the All-Star shortstop.

Catch up on the latest Trade Talk

Here’s a rough breakdown of how Heyman gauges the top competitors with just a few weeks to go before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

The “favorites”

Dodgers
Chris Taylor has capably handled the shortstop position since Corey Seager underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery earlier this season, but he can move elsewhere to accommodate Machado. In addition to upgrading the Dodgers’ roster, a trade for Machado would ensure he doesn’t end up with the D-backs, Los Angeles’ top competition in the National League West and another reported Machado suitor. While their farm system may not be as strong as the Yankees’, the Dodgers still have some intriguing names to offer, including outfielder Alex Verdugo (the Dodgers’ No. 1 prospect, No. 27 overall, per MLB Pipeline), middle infielder Gavin Lux (the Dodgers’ No. 12 prospect) and pitcher Dustin May (the Dodgers’ No. 10 prospect).

Yankees
Although the rotation remains the Yankees’ biggest area of need, a trade for Machado may be the best way for New York to keep

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