Manny Machado extension: Padres, superstar third baseman agree to 11-year, $350 million deal, per report

The San Diego Padres and third baseman Manny Machado have agreed to an 11-year, $350 million contract extension. ESPN. Machado originally signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres ahead of the 2019 season, but he pulled out of the deal after that season. Machado made $108 million from the deal and was expected to make $32 million this season, but now he’s got an extension that will likely keep him in San Diego for the rest of his career. This time there’s no way to back out of the deal reports The Athletic.

The 30-year-old Machado hit .298/.366/.531 (159 OPS+) with 37 doubles, 32 homers, 102 RBI, 100 runs and 6.8 WAR last season, finishing second in NL MVP voting and becoming the sixth All-Star team. It may have been the best year of his career, a career that tends to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. This was the fourth time he had finished in the top five in MVP voting and was also his best result. The 2023 season marked Machado’s fifth season with 30 homers and a third 100-RBI campaign.

The Padres went 89-73 and secured a wildcard spot that they rode into the NLCS.

News that Machado may have agreed to an extension has surfaced over the past two weeks, even though he has announced a spring deadline for pre-negotiation talks.

This is especially remarkable considering the Padres continue to spend so much money, especially far into the future. Fernando Tatis Jr. has a 14-year, $340 million contract that runs until 2034. Xander Bogarts was signed in December as a free agent for 11 years for $280 million. Yu Darvish recently signed a $108 million six-year extension that will extend it through 2028. Joe Musgrove has signed a contract until 2027. And now we can add the Machado deal to the books.

Pay tribute to the ownership of Padres. While others small market teams are whining about moneyThe Padres are behaving like one of the richest teams in the majors. Now they have provided one of the best third basemen in baseball for the rest of his career.


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