Please, Just Pay that Man
When the Orioles drafted Manny Machado with the third pick in the 2010 draft, they felt they were drafted their future shortstop. Six years later, they may have drafted the best player in baseball. I know that sounds like a stretch to some, but I don't care. This guy is a monster and will only get better!!!!
On Sunday, Manny hit 3 home runs in 3 innings and captured headlines with the eye popping performance. But honestly, they guy has been stellar for far more reasons than his 25 home runs. Manny is neck and neck with Josh Donaldson for the best 3rd baseman in baseball, and could easily be the best shortstop!! Machado already has two gold gloves, and on his way to another with .995 fielding percentage at 3rd base. Phenomenal. Astounding!!! Fantastic.
And it all won't mean a damn thing if Peter Angelos doesn't open up his check book and give Machado every dollar it takes to retain him!!!
Now of course I know, Manny is locked up for another three seasons, but this is the type of talent you don't let anywhere near free agency. you pay him before he gets to the market and you make him your franchise cornerstone. Reportedly, the asking price for Manny is in the 400 million range. And while that may seem extreme on the surface, PAY HIM!!! Whatever it takes, get it done Angelos. You should have plenty of money you cheap bastard.