If Machado shows he can be a ML 3B in every respect then this winter takes on a whole new dynamic. We could use the assets we might have traded for Headley for something else. I wonder how much pitching it would take to pry Billy Butler from KC?
Why would KC trade Butler? They thought they would be a contender in the AL Central this season and blame their record on injuries. If they thought this year was their year I'm sure they will think the same next year when everyone is healthy.