It may seem like the 2018 Major League Baseball season just started, but the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is already only two months away.
That means it’s no longer too early for some projections.nfl cheap jerseys china
Ahead are 10 predictions for things that will happen at the trade deadline. The majority of these concern where specific trade candidates will end up. The others cover the most surprising deal and non-deal, as well as which on-the-fence contenders will or won’t sell.nike nfl jerseys for sale
Let’s get to it.
The Baltimore Orioles are off to a putrid 17-39 start in Manny Machado’s walk year. Add these factors together, and you get one hell of an inevitable trade.
There’s been plenty of chatter about the Chicago Cubs being the top fit for the 25-year-old shortstop, who’s boosted his value with a 1.004 OPS and 16 home runs. Other popular suitors include the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.
Nobody needs him more than the Arizona Diamondbacks, however.
There are reasons aplenty for why the D-backs have followed a 20-8 start with a 8-19 slump in May. By far the biggest is that their offense has deteriorated to a point where it now ranks 28th in runs per game.
And yet, the Diamondbacks’ upside remains high. They can win with their pitching and defense in the short term. In the long term, they can bank on Paul Goldschmidt to get hot and A.J. Pollock, Steven Souza Jr., Robbie Ray and Shelby Miller to get healthy.cheap official nfl jerseys
A trade for Machado could therefore supercharge the D-backs for the stretch run. It also happens to be something they had interest in over the winter, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. And in right-hander Jon Duplantier (No. 66 prospect , they have an ideal prospect to serve as a centerpiece.cheap nfl jerseys cheap shipping