BREAKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired SS Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for 5 prospects. The prospects going to the Orioles are: OF Yusniel Diaz (Dodgers’ No. 4 Prospect), 3B Rylan Bannon (Dodgers’ No. 27 Prospect), RHP Dean Kremer (Dodgers’ No. 28 Prospect), RHP Zach Pop, and 2B Breyvic Valera.
Machado is a 4x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove Winner, and has a current slash line of .315/.387/.575 along with 24 Home Runs and 65 RBIs. He also has a wRC+ of 156 and an OPS+ of 164. In other words, he’s been elite on offense.
The Dodgers, who have the most Home Runs in the NL, just got another power bat with the hopes of not just winning the NL West again and not just winning the NL Pennant again, but also winning their 1st World Series in 30 years. The best part about this deal is that they are able to keep Alex Verdugo, Yadier Álvarez, Dustin May, and Gavin Lux. Since they only gave up one of their top 10 prospects considering Machado’s talent, I’d say this is a big win for the Dodgers!
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