In the beginning of the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost one of their superstars in short stop, Corey Seager. The hole in the field was almost as big as the hole in the lineup and as soon as Corey went down, Dodger fans were clamoring for a young superstar playing in Baltimore named Manny Machado.
The Dodgers front office repeated their success of 2017, by landing the top trade target of the summer in July, right after the All-Star break. In the 66 games played for the Dodgers, Manny produced:
- At Bats: 267
- Hits: 73
- Runs: 36
- RBIs: 42
- Walks: 25
- Strikeouts: 53
- Home runs: 13
- Batting Average: .273
His post season numbers were:
Manny had his moments, both good and bad, but at least we got to see what he could do for our team. To say we’re not disappointed would be a lie, but we wish him luck as there are going to be plenty of teams waiting to throw hundreds of millions his way, starting off with the Yankees, Nationals, Cubs and Philly.
Here’s our favorite moment for Manny this season:
And here is his finely crafted Instagram message, where he showed gratitude to the franchise and fans.
Our followers on Twitter wanted to leave Manny some messages, as well:
Manny Machado basically bid goodbye to the Dodgers via social media. You get one or two sentences to bid Manny goodbye yourself. What would you say?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) November 1, 2018