A day anticipated by many for months — and by some for years — became reality on Wednesday, as the Orioles traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers, officially beginning their rebuilding process while closing a chapter on the club’s best homegrown talent since Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.
The Orioles and Los Angeles agreed to a trade that will bring back five players from the prospect-rich Dodgers farm system. Machado was informed Wednesday evening that he had been traded to the Dodgers, according to a source.
“This is a bittersweet day for the Orioles organization and the fans,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wednesday night....
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds listen to the national anthem before the start of game 1 of NLDS on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Citizens Bank Park.