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Manny Machado Thanks Dodgers with a Departing Tone

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Jul 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) looks on during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Series G AB H R RBI BB SO HR BA
NLDS 4 17 3 2 6 1 7 2 0.176
NLCS 7 27 8 5 3 2 6 1 0.296
World Series 5 22 4 2 3 1 5 0 0.182

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

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Our followers on Twitter wanted to leave Manny some messages, as well:

Written by Gary Lee

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Huge Lakers and Dodgers fan with a passion for building websites and online communities. Find me on LinkedIn

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  1. Good riddance. Way too entitled for me. No hustle with his attitude.
    Glad to see him go.

  2. Stop giving Hispanic baseball players a dirty name. WELCOME BACK COREY SEAGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

  3. My birthday was in August and my youngest son bought me a Manny jersey. I never did wear it. I had no doubt he wouldn’t resign here so it’s all good. Can’t wait to have Corey Seager back. He ALWAYS hustles.

  4. As a Dodger faithful, when you don the Blue you’re fam. I didn’t always like his attitude towards the game but damn can the boy play. Its a gift and a curse. If you don’t come back I wish you nothing but the best and hopefully learn some humility. Athleticism fades, hard work doesn’t.

  5. No sweat. All he had to do was apologize for his actions and move on but he was/is too stubborn to do that. We all make mistakes….no big deal. Not torn up about his departure…..best of luck to him.

  6. Aside from his admiring drives from the batter’s box that didn’t make it over the wall, lack of hustle, hit and miss fielding, swinging at bad pitches, consistently arguing with umpires, base running blunders he was great. Get out of the Ravine!

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