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ESPN's Buster Olney calls Brewers "front runners" to land Manny Machado

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 15:33:36-04

ESPN's baseball insider Buster Olney believes Baltimore Orioles superstar will find himself as part of the Milwaukee Brewers by the time the trade deadline rolls around. 

On ESPN's radio/television show "Golic & Wingo", Olney said that although the New York Yankees and LA Dodgers are possible destinations for the third baseman, the Brewers are the "front runners" at this time. 

"We saw a decade ago, their owner, Mark Attanasio, stepped out and was super aggressive going and getting C.C. Sabathia when his team had an opportunity to win. I think that could happen here," Olney said.

Although this news is good to hear for Brewers fans, Machado won't come free, or even cheap for that matter.

The reason Olney believes the Brewers are the front runner is because they currently have the most to offer the Orioles.

"The way this is playing out for the Orioles, they're going to get a high price for Manny Machado, as they should," Olney said. 

The Brewers currently hold the best record in the National League and are one-and-a-half games up on the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.