Raptors Could Be In 'Driver's Seat' To Trade For Kawhi Leonard
Despite recent speculation Toronto is making a play for Leonard, this is still a fluid situation and appears far from over. And with the Nets, Bulls and Hawks spending their cap space, it makes it harder to assemble a multi-team trade.
The trade would greatly benefit the Dodgers, who lost shortstop Corey Seager in May due to season-ending Tommy John surgery. Based on that list, Diaz would be the Orioles second-ranked prospect. Given that Machado is owed the balance of a $16 million salary for 2018 and given that the Dodgers are right up against the tax threshold, they'll need some cash from Baltimore or to send a pricey contract the other way. I'm just anxious about the game. Machado won two Gold Gloves at third base (2013, 2015) before making the switch to shortstop this year. MASN Sports was first to report Monday that the Orioles were very close to a Machado trade. The organization has done everything (for me).
Duquette then said the club previously attempted to extend Machado.
Machado, the 26-year-old mega-free-agent-to-be who led the Orioles to three playoff appearances from 2012 to 2016, tips the balance of power in the National League back toward the defending pennant winners.