MLB Quick Delivery

By: Julien Quincou

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

MLB Quick Delivery

 

 

Josh Donaldson’s setback

The All-Star 3rd baseman from the Toronto Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson, will miss another 3 weeks with a strain calf muscle. He has been sidelined since May 28. This season he only managed to play 36 games this season, after suffering a shoulder injury at the start of the season. Believed by many to be one of the top trade bait at the trade deadline, the former MVP will be a free agent at the end of the season.

It will be a difficult decision for the Jays’ front office. You either trade him for much less than his actual value or you risk to lose him this summer for nothing.

 

Hanging them up!

         Former All-Star outfielder, Jayson Werth, officially announced his retirement today. Veteran of 15 season in the MLB, Werth was an All-Star in 2009 and won the World Series the year before, in 2008, both with the Philadelphia Phillies. He made his major league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002.

Werth’s career stat line: 267/.360/.455 with 229 home runs, 300 doubles, and 132 stolen bases in 1,583 games played.

        

Manny Machado’s drama

         According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers are emerging as the clear cut favourite to land Manny Machado, the All-Star 3rd baseman from the Baltimore Orioles. This move would raise many eyebrows since the Dodgers have had great production from their shortstop and third base positions.

Los Angeles would take a huge gamble as it is widely known around the MLB, that Machado wants to test free-agency at all cost this winter.

Still, adding Machado to their lineup, the Dodgers would become terrifying, giving manager Dave Roberts many options, especially with Chris Taylor who could play centerfield or at second base. Pitchers would be shaking in their cleats just with the thought to face this kind of lineup…