Manny Machado Trade Rumors: Star to 'Stay Put' Unless Offers Change Drastically

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 21, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 24:  Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles walks to the dugout during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 24, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Orioles are letting teams interested in third baseman Manny Machado know that the trade offers they have received are not enticing enough to make a deal happen. 

Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Orioles said Thursday that "unless someone drastically changes their offer" Machado will remain with the team. 

The Orioles' stance comes one day after Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported they were outlining a scenario for Machado similar to what the Atlanta Braves did with Jason Heyward after the 2014 season. 

"Atlanta received top young pitcher Shelby Miller in that trade for Heyward before sending Miller to Arizona a year later in an even more-remembered trade for Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte," Heyman wrote.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported Sunday the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox have shown the most interest in Machado. 

A three-time All-Star, Machado is eligible for free agency after next season. He's coming off a down season with a .259/.310/.471 slash line, but the 25-year-old hit over 30 home runs for the third consecutive year.