Jonathan Schoop

Trading Manny Machado a real consideration for Orioles

Trading Manny Machado a real consideration for Orioles

The Orioles arrived at baseball’s winter meetings seeking clarity on Manny Machado’s future with the club, and less than two full days into the offseason’s annual rumor-fest, the team is closer than ever before to entertaining the possibility of trading their best homegrown talent in years before he reaches free agency at the end of the 2018 season.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed that the team took meetings Tuesday with clubs interested in acquiring Machado this offseason. And Duquette indicated that the interest in Machado — one of just four players who have more than 100 homers and 17 wins above replacement over the past three seasons – is robust and the...

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