Thank the Lord Jesus in Heaven that something happened:
— MLB (@MLB) February 19, 2019
The contract is 10 years at 300 million, according to Mark Feinsand:
BREAKING: Manny Machado has agreed to terms on a deal with the Padres. According to a league source, it’s for 10 years and $300 million – the biggest free-agent contract in the history of American sports.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 19, 2019
Good GOD that is a lot of money. Jeff Passan says there is an opt out after the 5th season.
- Angelo Cataldi will be happy Machado isn’t a Phillie because he “doesn’t hustle”
- Machado signing will speed up the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, since Scott Boras no longer has to sit around and play the world’s dumbest staring contest with Manny’s agent, Dan Lozano. Now Boras can ask for 10 years at $301 million just to show everyone that he has the bigger weiner.
- Manny is not going to win anything in San Diego, but the weather is great, the fans don’t really care, and it’s a nice place to play without a ton of expectations.
- When the Philly electrician told Machado to “do the right thing and sign,” Manny obviously did not heed his advice. Tom, I think his name was.
So that’s that. Bryce Harper, it’s your move. We are approaching DEFCON levels that have never been realized. We are easily at DEFCON 9 or 10 right now waiting to see what happens next.