The Phillies have put together a solid start to the 2018 season, currently sittingsecond in the loaded National League East.Manager Gabe Kapler has his young team hitting and pitching with confidence. The Phillies are in the midst of a Jose Fernandez Jersey series against the Orioles, and Kapler is concerned with a specific player on Baltimore’s roster.”He’s an animal,” Kapler said of Orioles shortstop Manny Machado.”He hits just about everything in the strike zone. When he’s going good, he hits things out of the strike zone, as well. He drives the ball to all parts of the ballpark. Right now, he’s among the league’s like fiveor 10 best players.With the Orioles (13-28) last in the American League East, https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/jose-fernandez-jersey flirting with MLB’s worst overall record, and Machado’s contract upat the end of the season, Baltimore could trade itsstar slugger before the July 31 trade deadline.The Phillies (23-16) made a big offseason splash signing Jake Arrieta, and have enjoyed great production from guys like Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco.Should Philadelphia remain in postseason contention, they could join the growing list of teams hoping to gain Machado’s services.Shortstop is a position https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/wei-yin-chen-jersey of need for the Phillies, with J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery struggling to make contact at the plate. The Phillies may not be World Series ready now, but add Machado to the heart of their lineup and suddenly things get interesting.