Orioles' leadership has been let off the hook far too easily for the Manny Machado debacle and several others that have characterized the team’s pitiful player procurement decisions over the past five years.
The Orioles hit four home runs, including three in the final two innings, to come back from a five-run eighth-inning deficit, but lost, 8-7, to the Toronto Blue Jays in 10 innings on Aledmys Díaz’s walk-off single off left-hander Paul Fry.
Three Orioles prospects, including Yusniel Díaz, reported to Double-A Bowie on Thursday excited to continue their strong seasons after they were traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers for All-Star shortstop Manny Machado.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the trade of Manny Machado was going to be the first step in an organizational rebuild that will include everything from expanded analytics and technology to more professional and international scouting efforts.
Representatives from the three teams who are leading the chase to acquire Manny Machado — the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers — outline the impact he could have on a playoff race.