How can any team pass on such a talent?
Not too often does a team have a chance to sign a four-time all-star at the age of 26. Machado is one of the top offensive talents and defensive talents in all of baseball. He has great power, tremendous bat speed, a bazooka of a right arm and a masterful glove. When he decides to hustle, he sports decent speed as well.
The teams that signs him will gain a face of the franchise type player. That team will also gain a player who puts butts in seats and eyes on televisions. Frankly, every bit of hype that surrounds Manny Machado is justified.
Just think of the impact Machado would have on the Texas Rangers offense and defense. He would be a vacuum at third base. I know Rangers fans are used to that with Adrian Beltre, but imagine a more agile, fleet of foot Adrian Beltre.
Machado’s right-handed bat would balance a heavy left-handed lineup. He would also add outstanding contact to a collective group that is notorious for high strikeout totals. He reaches base at a high rate and slugs, making him the perfect fit for the three-hole in the Texas lineup.