After a 2017 season marred by deadline inaction, this would almost certainly put the Brewers in the driver's set of the National League. 

With Milwaukee currently holding the best win percentage in the NL, the race for the top seed in the postseason is on. If it weren't for their big offseason acquisitions of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, the Brewers may have found themselves out of the playoff picture. 

Now that they're manned up for a championship run, it appears their management is preparing for another blockbuster deal. According to Jon Morosi, Milwaukee has positioned themselves to ​land Manny Machado before the trade deadline.  

​​Landing Machado would cost a steep price, but the Brewers have the necessary assets to make this possible. 

If the Orioles want talent that has experience in the majors, then shipping outfielder Keon Broxton out of town is possible. As for intriguing prospects, throwing in right-hander Luis Ortiz or third baseman Lucas Erceg could entice Baltimore. 

​​While ​the Dodgers will compete for Machado's services, Los Angeles is reluctant to relinquish any of their top prospects for a possible rental. At this point, it'll come down to which front office blinks first. 

Machado is nearly on the move, but baseball fans will have to wait a little longer before any blockbuster deal gets completed.