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Report: Brewers offered Brett Phillips, Luis Ortiz for Manny Machado

The offer ended up being second-best behind the Dodgers’ 5-for-1 proposal

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We may never quite know how close the Brewers were to landing Manny Machado, but as Machado prepares to make his debut for the Dodgers tonight against the Brewers, we’re learning what David Stearns was offering Baltimore before they ultimately took LA’s 5-for-1 deal.

As part of a live YouTube stream for the site he writes for, Fancred, Jon Heyman says the Brewers’ offer consisted of Brett Phillips and Luis Ortiz (h/t Bart Winkler).

That offer ended up being the second-best one the Orioles received for the 2-month rental. According to Heyman -- and as had been speculated -- the Philadelphia Phillies offered a package that was headlined by polarizing pitching prospect Adonis Medina, who despite an 80-grade name has struggled in terms of results this year.

In the end, the Orioles took the deal with a better headlining prospect and better quantity of prospects. Even if there was another name included with Phillips and Ortiz, the Brewers weren’t willing to offer a similar 5-for-1 package.


What do you think of the Brewers’ offer of Brett Phillips and Luis Ortiz for Manny Machado?

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  • 22%
    Should have offered more
    (503 votes)
  • 7%
    Should have offered less
    (168 votes)
  • 69%
    Offer was about right
    (1521 votes)
2192 votes total Vote Now