Opening Day is two weeks away and the sweepstakes for soon-to-be free agent 3B Manny Machado are well underway.
When I say “soon-to-be,” I mean after the 2018 season, which hasn’t even begun yet. But Y’all are right there with me.
The New York Yankees have had Machado on their radar since well before the 2017 season ended, and all the buzz surrounding the 25-year-old has gotten overwhelming at times.
So when Aaron Judge told Manny Machado he’d “look good in pinstripes,” it felt like the Internet was about to break. Much has been made about the conversation the two had before the Yankees-Orioles Spring Training game on Wednesday, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn’t appear to find the news all that compelling.
Buck Showalter was aware in passing of Aaron Judge’s comments on Manny Machado in pinstripes. He joked: “I’m just glad they didn’t catch Manny recruiting Judge.”
— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) March 15, 2018