Update (10:30 p.m. PT): The Giants offered former top prospect Christian Arroyo as part of a package to the Orioles for Manny Machado, but the two sides could not come to an agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
After the Giants' 98-loss season, the front office highlighted three areas they need to address -- center field, the bullpen and third base.
Looking at the hot corner, one of the best players in the league may be on the block in a trade.
Sources: several teams have now made trade offers for Manny Machado— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 14, 2017
According to Dan Clark of The Big Leagues Daily, the Giants are one of the teams who have made an offer to the Orioles for Manny Machado. The catch is, Machado becomes a free agent after the 2018 season.
Acquiring Machado would take a haul for one guaranteed season of a superstar. Several teams have asked for Giants top prospect Heliot Ramos in trade discussions, sources tell Insider Alex Pavlovic.
Machado, 25, hit .259 with (a career low) with 33 home runs in 2017. He's a three-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove winner and is a .279 career hitter with 138 home runs in six seasons.
The Orioles selected Machado No. 3 overall in the 2010 MLB Draft.