We deliver the five best moments of Manny Machado in a Baltimore Orioles uniform as a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers is now complete.
The 2018 Baltimore Orioles season has truly been painful as they not only sit at the bottom of the American League East division but also own the worst record in MLB. Per FiveThirtyEight, the Orioles are currently on pace to lose a whopping 110 games.
To make matters worse, the Orioles have traded their beloved All-Star shortstop Manny Machado as his time with the Baltimore Orioles is over. After months of Orioles trade rumors and reports, a trade is finally official that ships Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a group of Dodgers prospects.
The five prospects the Orioles received in return for Machado includes the No. 84 overall prospect Yusniel Diaz, along with infielder Ryan Bannon, right-handed pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera.
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Machado has made countless highlight reels as a member of the Orioles, delivering hope and electricity to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Whether it was on the field or at the plate, Machado produced awe-inspiring plays and always came through in the clutch.
Although he’s across the country in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, Baltimore Orioles fans will always cherish the play of Machado during his seven seasons in Baltimore, including four All-Star appearances.
Without further ado, we present the five best moments of Machado with the Orioles:
5. Machado shows up Sale
After Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sales attempts to plunk Machado, the Orioles slugger sent the next pitcher over the Green Monster at Fenway Park.
4. Machado flashes his jaw-dropping defensive ability
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado robs New York Yankees’ Luis Cruz of an infield base hit as Machado throws him out from foul territory.
3. Machado fakes throw to first base and fools runner at third
Some Machado defensive magic as he fakes out Rich Thompson to get the lead runner out at third base.
2. Machado launches three home runs in Chicago
Machado launches not one, not two, but three home runs in a Sunday afternoon game against the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles totaled for five home runs that day.
1. Three home runs including a walk-off grand slam
Not only the most impressive moment of the 2017 season, but also the most memorable moment of Machado’s career after propelling three home runs. Above all, Machado lifted the Orioles to a win after a walk-off grand slam.