When the New York Yankees target a hitter or pitcher around the July 31 trade deadline, they usually get their man. That is why most Yankees fans and the baseball industry went into a tizzy Wednesday afternoon when it was learned by MLB insider Jon Heyman that the team made what was considered a "strong offer" for Baltimore Orioles shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado who is having a fantastic 2018 campaign ahead of pending free agency. Earlier in the day, word also got out that the Orioles would only consider dealing Machado in the division if top Yankees pitcher Justus Sheffield was part of the deal so one would have to assume he would front any kind of "strong offer." Sheffield would likely have to be joined by any number of other Yankee top prospects such as Miguel Andujar, Chance Adams, Thairo Estrada, Esteban Floria, etc. Florial is considered to be untouchable however and so an Andujar/Sheffield offer would certainly be of the strong suit. Be that as it may, the Orioles will likely take this sweepstakes down to the deadline given the fact other big market teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and to a lesser extent Atlanta Braves are also involved.