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Boras: 'I can’t even think about the Baltimore Orioles without Manny Machado for 2018'

Boras: 'I can’t even think about the Baltimore Orioles without Manny Machado for 2018'

Super agent Scott Boras held his annual winter meetings media scrum Wednesday morning and touched on several topics, including the values of his top free-agent clients such as former Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta and slugger J.D. Martinez. He called the Miami Marlins a “pawn shop” for their offseason dismantling and compared the New York Yankees to the “Tiffany’s” of jewelers for their opportunistic attempt in acquiring Giancarlo Stanton.

But Boras doesn’t see the Orioles trading cornerstone third baseman Manny Machado in this offseason, predicting Machado plays out his final year before free agency with the Orioles.

“Manny Machado is one of the...

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