Ken Rosenthal was the first to report negotiations between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox for third baseman Manny Machado:
“The White Sox engaged in multiple conversations with the Orioles on Wednesday and discussed a package for Machado that would include either right-hander Lucas Giolito or right-hander Michael Kopech but not both, according to sources.
Machado, 25, would be young enough to lead the White Sox’s return to prominence, provided the team acquired him and signed him long-term. He has informed the Orioles he wants to return to shortstop, his original position, but one he has played only sparingly in the majors.”
“Machado In Chicago? White Sox Are Serious Suitors For the Orioles Star” | The Athletic | Ken Rosenthal | 12/14/2017