Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Last night the Baltimore Orioles brass announced Manny Machado would be called up. Drafted 3rd overall by Baltimore in 2010, Machado has been impressing in the minors since his debut. With a skill set that has drawn comparisons to Alex Rodriguez, there is a definite excitement surrounding Machado. But as is expected, this decision has its naysayers. Heading into the trade deadline it was made clear by the Orioles that they would not be moving Machado or pitcher Dylan Bundy. These two prospects were deemed too important to trade, possibly ruining big name acquisition for Baltimore. With this in mind it does seem a bit odd that Machado is being called up. At only 20 years old he is the youngest player to be called up by the Orioles since Hayden Penn in 2005. Typically at this young age players are left to develop in the minors and not rushed into the big leagues. This season though it seems like that trend may be failing by the way side. With the call up, and success, of Bryce Harper ...
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