The Baltimore Orioles don’t know what they want to do with Manny Machado. According to VP Dan Duquette:
“Wea��re still evaluating our club for 2018. Basically, we still need to figure out where wea��re going to be, so I think we need a little bit more time to do that.”
But regardless of their eventual decision, Manny wants to test free agency. PerA�MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli:
In the meantime, the superstar infielder is off to a blistering start. He’s currently slashingA�.366/.450/.688 with nine doubles and nine home runs. But that’s not all. Machado is also pacing the league in both batting average and on-base percentage. The Orioles, however, are off to anything but a blistering start. They are 8-21, 3-7 over their last 10 and already 13 games out of first place.
So it’s time to make a decision, even if Machado isn’t planning on sticking around.