Report: Phillies Willing to Include Adonis Medina in Machado Deal, ‘Well-Positioned’ to Land Him

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Some people need love to survive, some need beer, but me? I need Manny Machado rumors to sustain my being. I can’t get enough of them. I crave them. The latest from MLB Network’s Jon Morosi:

Yes. That’s the good stuff. Here’s the money excerpt from Morosi’s report:

The Phillies have indicated that they would include right-handed pitching prospect Adonis Medina in a package for Machado, one source told MLB.com. The Orioles are known to covet Medina in the Machado talks. Unless another suitor increases its offer, the Phillies are well-positioned to acquire Machado.

Medina is Philadelphia’s No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and No. 73 on the Top 100 list. Thus far, Philadelphia has resisted Baltimore’s request to part with No. 1 prospect Sixto Sanchez.

Tell me more, Jon. Tell. Me. More.

Ou.

Medina, who replaced Enyel De Los Santos for the World Team in the MLB Futures Game yesterday, is rated the Phillies’ No. 2 prospect by MLB Pipeline. The 21-year-old has a fastball that sits in the mid-90s and an above average slider, but has struggled a bit in Clearwater this season. He has posted a 4.92 ERA, but has struck out 75 batters in 71.1 innings pitched. He has tremendous upside and there’s little wonder why the Orioles covet him. In case you have never seen Medina throw a baseball before, this is what he looks like:

Filthy.

Earlier, Jon Heyman reported the Orioles are “very close” to trading the 26-year-old Machado. As a reminder why this storyline runs my life right now, he is hitting .315 with 24 homers and 65 RBI to go along with a .963 OPS this season. I didn’t even have to look those numbers up. They are etched in both my mind and heart this evening. Ask me if I care that Machado has a -20 defensive runs saved at shortstop this season, according to FanGraphs. Go ahead.

I care not.

Machado, in case you missed it, took in the impressive power display of potential future teammate Rhys Hoskins at the Home Run Derby tonight. I’m in love:

https://twitter.com/LONG_DRIVE/status/1019016919284936704

Check out the newest episode of Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast with Anthony SanFilippo and myself to get all of the latest on the potential Machado deal, Zach Britton, J.A. Happ, and more.

https://art19.com/shows/crossed-up-a-phillies-podcast/episodes/b9aeaa11-230e-4e0e-a272-b9eb0ea76d55

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4 Responses

  1. Machado joins Phillies this would be their lineup
    Kingery 2b
    Machado As
    Trout CD angels really need to sell
    Haskins 1b
    Realmuto c
    Williams Raf
    Cradword 3b
    Hasylee Fl
    Bench
    Alfaro c
    Muddiness 1b
    Valentino if
    Quinn of
    Propecsects
    Sanchez
    Median
    Moniac

  2. Machado joins Phillies this would be their lineup
    Kingery 2b
    Machado As
    Trout CD angels really need to sell
    Haskins 1b
    Realmuto c
    Williams Raf
    Cradword 3b
    Hasylee Fl
    Bench
    Alfaro c
    Muddiness 1b
    Valentino if
    Quinn of
    Propecsects
    Sanchez
    Median
    Moniac
    Staff
    Bola
    Irving
    Elfin
    Pivveta
    Velquaez
    Bullpen
    Santos
    DomANQUIEZ
    Davis
    Arano
    Rio’s
    Ramos
    Britton or Morgan
    Kilome
    This what if should be right now if kleanak dint makes such mad moves
    Loop
    Ramos
    Arrieta
    Santanta
    Nesek
    Hunter
    Floramion
    Garcia
    Nesek
    Herrera
    Bour
    What they did to altherr messing him up by putting hi. Always in as a pinch hitter
    Cabrera the dumbest moves you could have makes
    Suraez
    So if kleanak reads this sell all of those players away because I thought this was a rebuild not an oldbuild
    People we could have got instead
    Trout
    Scoop
    Machado
    Britton
    Realmuto
    Stanton
    Yelich
    Anjubar
    Harper
    And you traded away Kilome who was a fun to watch pitcher and don’t bring up Irving or muddiness because he is a 10 times bettrt player than bout or santanta

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