Manny Machado has reportedly agreed to a 10 year 300 million dollar offer from the Padres. It had been rumored for weeks that the Padres had made a strong offer to Machado and Harper. With Manny finally pulling the trigger on a team you would think Harper will come to an agreement soon (my guess the Phillies).
San Diego is a beautiful town, but the baseball team there sucks. Hopefully this top rated farm system will be ready to produce some wins in the near future. I would hate to see one of the game’s top non-hustler waste his career losing.
The Padres are smart to sign him, I think the best fit was the Rangers. They had a glaring hole at 3rd base and a shiny new stadium. San Diego will love him as a player, some places do not care about running hard to 1st base and I think that SD is one of those places.
Manny’s deal has set the tone for Harper I think he will get a 12 year 375 mil offer from the Phillies or Nationals. He is that kind of player and you can market him for over a decade. Lets be honest hes not going to go bald in 12 years so his awesome hair and swaggy attitude will last as long as the money keeps coming in.
I am glad that one of the big dominoes has fallen. Now the rest of free agency should be a breeze for the other players.