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Willson Contreras

Orioles' Manny Machado trade might hint at their targets in a Zach Britton deal

Orioles' Manny Machado trade might hint at their targets in a Zach Britton deal

With about a week left to do the major business in the first phase of their rebuild — namely, the trading of former All-Stars and pending free agents Zach Britton, Adam Jones and Brad Brach — the Orioles might have already tipped their hand a bit with their trade demands for shortstop Manny Machado.

Their main ask will be a top prospect, as centerpiece center fielder Yusniel Díaz was in their deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. But it wasn't just his rankings and pedigree that were attractive to the Orioles. As a Cuban prospect, Díaz represented the type of high-impact international prospect they don't normally sign.

In both Díaz and infielder...

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