Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado can’t leave says Todd Gurley
Baltimore Orioles fans might soon feel the pain of ripping a band-aid off too early as Manny Machado trade talks heat up.
But, the Baltimore Orioles third baseman might just have to stay in Birdland because of one of his biggest fans: Todd Gurley.
Even though Gurley plays far away for the Los Angeles Rams, the 23-year-old running back is a big fan of the Orioles.
One sweet Tweet
His desire to keep Manny Machado in Charm City was evident in his short and sweet Tweet from Tuesday.
In those four short words, Gurley expressed what most Orioles fans are feeling. Of course, those same fans recognize that it is highly unlikely that Peter Angelos will give Machado a $300 million contract (or more). So, most fans are realizing that Machado probably won’t be around very long. And, it hurts.
Cryptic rumors on the interwebs
In the latest cryptic rumors about Machado’s future team, there are supposedly five teams vying for his talents. However, the interested teams have not been named. Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees were all named. But, the latest news, from MLB Trade Rumors, involve the Yankees having no chance at acquiring him.
The idea of Machado leaving Birdland is painful enough and if he were to go to the Yankees, it would be incredibly painful. It is bad enough that the team has the NL and AL home run leaders on its roster, but adding Machado would push the Evil Empire over the edge.
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Unfortunately, all of this talk about Machado has not led to the Orioles signing any pitchers. Even if the Orioles happen to get some starting pitching, it seems nearly impossible for them to make it to the postseason. Especially if they trade away Machado. If the Orioles are going to contend, the checkbook has to open up. Unfortunately, the checkbook opened for the wrong players – Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo. Instead of signing those two, Peter Angelos and company should have waited for Machado.
It really stinks that he will not be able to stay and those two will. Machado is so much better than both of them.
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Hopefully, Gurley’s laconic Tweet will have an impact. It would be nice to see Machado stay for a long, long time in Baltimore. But, it probably won’t happen.