That seems insane because Machado is arguably a top-10 player in the game, but the Mark Teixeira deals of old just don't happen anymore, and at least he had another full season of control.
The latest report from Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun claims that the Orioles are considering seven different offers from the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Indians and Cubs, with a few other teams rumored to be interested as well.
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that "the Yankees are showing increased interest in Machado" but that the Orioles would be hesitant to send him to "their biggest rival". Although one would imagine the O's would like to trade outside the division, they are well out of the playoff race, and there is no guarantee Machado would sign in NY once he becomes a free agent this offseason. He entered Saturday's competition batting.310/.381/.560 with 21 home runs, seven stolen bases and a.942 OPS through 375 plate appearances. He has also won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year Major League Baseball career.
Entering Tuesday, Boston held a 2.5-game lead over NY, so Machado could tip the scales one way or the other in the American League East.