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.
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I’d like to thank the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play for a World Series title. Wearing that iconic Dodger Blue everyday was truly an honor. To Doc, the coaching staff and the boys, it was a privilege going into battle with all of you! Something I’ll never forget!! Thank you to the Dodgers staff and front office for welcoming me and my wife with open arms from day one. To the Dodger Faithful and Pantone 294, you guys are amazing! 50,000 strong, bleeding Dodger Blue night in and night out. Thank you for making my experience as a Dodger, one I will cherish forever. I know we didn’t achieve our goal of bringing a championship back to Chavez Ravine, but there is no doubt in my mind that with this group of guys a World Series Title is on the horizon. Gracias por hacerme sentir como en casa. El Ministro
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