Want to market Mike Trout? Bring him to Philly

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Want to market Mike Trout? Bring him to Philly
Want to market Mike Trout? Bring him to Philly

As late as Tuesday morning, Baltimore Orioles officials were still mulling the Phillies' pitching-heavy trade proposal for Manny Machado, according to a major-league source. Ultimately, though, the O's preferred the five-prospect package offered by the Los Angeles Dodgers. And so, Machado won't be walking through the door to the Phillies clubhouse. Not yet, at least. The 26-year-old star shortstop will become a free agent in four months, when the Phils are expected to shower him with cash. For now, they will focus on other trade candidates to boost their offense. None will possess Machado's star power, but that doesn't mean they can't aid the Phillies' playoff push. The trade deadline is 12 days

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