Unless the New York Yankees are content on going with the youth movement at the hot corner, they need a third baseman ASAP. Is Baltimore's Manny Machado the answer to New York's concern at third base? He may be. A possible deal that would send Baltimore’s Manny Machado to the Yankees has been a rumor that's been surfacing for the past few weeks, and now with Todd Frazier leaving the Bronx to play with the New York Mets, this deal may have legs once again.

Yankees all in?

According to a report from the Inquisitr, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reported that the new york yankees and Baltimore Orioles have been back and forth about the possibility of striking a deal that would bring Machado to New York before the 2018 season begins.

Rosenthal even indicated that to make this deal happen it may take a third team to be involved, and that team would be the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rosenthal mentioned that a possible deal could unfold in this fashion. New York sends prospect Miguel Andujar to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Jake Odorizzi, but before Odorizzi can even unpack his bags as a Yankee, he along with outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury would be dealt to the Orioles for Machado.

Ellsbury would be the key element of the trade for it to be realistic. The 34-year-old outfielder has four years left on his current deal with New York, all at an estimated $21 million per season. He also has a no-trade clause in his deal. That can make things even more difficult.

Machado is an up and coming star who is at the end of his contract. Unlike Ellsbury who is in the twilight of his career, Machado is just 25 and has a definite 5-7 good years ahead of him. If the Yankees can pull off this deal, it wouldn't be a one and done situation. New York would obviously want to ink Machado to a long-term contract.

Machado is scheduled to make $16 million in 2018.

After this season he would become a free agent, which makes trading Ellsbury the key. The Yankees need to dump his salary if they have any intention of obtaining Machado. Machado will want more than $100 million in his next deal, and he will get it in New York or elsewhere.

Red Sox outside player for Machado?

Could New York’s archrival attempt to foil the Yankees bid to obtain Machado? An interesting report from Fansided came out yesterday, and you have to admit, at least on paper it looks like a deal that could benefit both teams.

The deal would go down in this fashion. The Red Sox send Xander Bogaerts, Eduardo Rodriguez, along with prospects Bobby Dalbec (third baseman), right-handed pitcher Roniel Raudes, and outfielder Rusney Castillo to the Orioles, while getting Machado in return. Boston probably would want a prospect or two also, but the key would obviously getting Machado. Is that realistic? Anything is, on one condition - that the Orioles are convinced Machado won't sign a long-term deal and feel he will leave after the 2018 season.

If that is the case, look for Baltimore to sell out to the highest bidder!