Manny Machado almost certainly will be playing in a different uniform soon, and it didn’t have to be that way.
The Los Angeles Angels proved that way back in early 2014, when they handed budding superstar Mike Trout a six-year contract extension worth nearly $150 million, locking him up two seasons past his first season of free-agent eligibility.
To be fair, the Orioles also made an early run at Machado, but it was nothing like that.
“They never reached out and showed that appreciation like the Angels did to Trout,” Machado said. “It was a totally different situation.”
There was no anger in Machado’s voice when he said that. There is more of a sense that he’s happy...