Ranking the American League East: Who has the best third baseman?
How does the AL East -- likely the deepest in baseball -- stack up from position to position? This spring we're giving you an opportunity to vote for who has the edge at each spot.
Today, a look at the third basemen.
If you missed our previous polls, check them out here:
-- David Selig
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Baltimore Orioles - Manny Machado( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / February 15, 2013 )
Breakout season or sophomore slump?
Those seem to be the two options for Machado after he showed flashes of greatness last season (.262, 7 HRs, 26 RBIs and strong defense in 51 games with the Orioles).
He's only 20, so it's fair to wonder if he can make the step all the way to superstardom this season. But, at the same time, nobody in the Orioles' camp will be too surprised if he takes a significant step in that direction.