MLB's Manny Machado Just Signed Record-Breaking With Padres

MLB's Manny Machado Just Signed Record-Breaking With Padres

MLB's Manny Machado Just Signed Record-Breaking With Padres

Spring training has already begun and yet there are still a ton of top-tier free agents available.

Manny Machado has signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, according to baseball insider Mark Feinsand. The Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees were also believed to have been interested in Machado while Harper has drawn interest from the Padres, White Sox, Phillies, Nationals and San Francisco Giants. He's a four-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove victor and has a career fWAR of 30.2 in seven seasons.

"Still in a bit of disbelief". We're disappointed but, hey, we are positioned. the reason why we were going after him in the first place is because we feel we are positioned to do some good things here going forward.

White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams said on Tuesday he was "in a little bit of disbelief" that Machado turned down their deal. "Jerry, in particular, really stepped up", he said. "If the offer that I'm seeing ... is true, then actually our offer had the opportunity ... to surpass that". They signed his brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, in December and his close friend Jon Jay in January.

None of these moves worked. Asked if he was relieved to have the saga over with, Tim Anderson was blunt. They haven't won a playoff series since the 1998 NLCS against Atlanta.

As for those vaunted White Sox OF prospects, who among them would offer the team a high OPS bat to pair with uber power hitting prospect Eloy Jimenez in their future batting order? But in the end we went after the guy and we didn't get him. A franchise was stung, a fan base is frustrated, and now the White Sox have to move on having finished second in the race for the infielder's services.

With the top ranked farm system in the league, Machado will take the field at Petco Park with some of the best young talent in the game in the likes of Luis Urias and top shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr.

Anderson agreed with an assessment that Machado may have missed the boat by passing on the rebuilding White Sox's offer.

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