The NBC Sports Talk Android App is … Go!

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Just what you’ve been waiting for, Apple product rejectors: the NBC Sports Talk Android app is here.  You can go snag it at the Android Market. It’s totally free too, yo.

It’s pretty much what you expect it to be: a fast, clean and easy interface between your lovely Android-powered phone and the NBC sports blogs. Such as … HardballTalk! Word is that you also have easy access to ProFootballTalk too, but seeing as the NFL is now defunct, I’m not sure why you’d want it. But hey, it’s there! Here’s basically what it will look like:

What are you waiting for? Go download it!

Orioles “have begun fielding calls of interest” on Manny Machado

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Thursday that the Orioles “are said to have begun fielding calls of interest” on superstar Manny Machado and “are close to the point of seriously weighing whether to trade him.”

You’d think it would be a no-brainer for the last-place O’s to flip Machado — an impending free agent — for prospects, but Heyman notes there is “still a question whether or not longtime Orioles owner Peter Angelos” will give the go-ahead. One person familiar with the situation put it a “50-50” likelihood. Another suggested that it would take a massive return, which, sure.

Machado entered play Thursday with a sensational .328/.405/.635 batting line, 15 home runs, and an MLB-leading 43 RBI in 49 games. It’d be a real shock if he’s still wearing an O’s uniform by the end of July.

Heyman reported previously that at least nine teams made aggressive plays for Machado this winter, including the Cubs, Phillies, Dodgers, Indians, Diamondbacks, Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox, and Cardinals. A whole lot of those teams still make sense here in late May — maybe all of them except the White Sox.