Dodgers acquire shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects

Dodgers acquire shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects

This clearly appears to be a push by the Dodgers to finally win a World Series title after falling in seven games last October to the Astros. Los Angeles is at risk of watching long-time ace Clayton Kershaw, who has an opt-out in his contract coming up at the end of the season, depart via free agency this offseason, so they can sense that their window is closing on securing the franchise’s first championship since 1988.