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Manny Machado signs with Padres!!!!!

Per  ESPN

 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26031051/manny-machado-san-diego-padres-reach-deal

 

Wish it was for 8 years max. The ony 10 year deal that has ever worked out is Trout. Hard to doubt the ownerships willingness to spend, hopefully wisely but time will tell. Need the young pitchers to come through

But Holy Crap!

We got Manny Machado and the White Sox fans are "freaking"!

They are feeling right now as we have so many times before....hopes up and then dashed.

You should read their message boards right now....almost feel sorry for them.

They say they only acquired Alnoso and Jay to lure Machado and now may as well release them.....

 

Quote from 84padres on February 19, 2019, 9:41 am

Wish it was for 8 years max. The ony 10 year deal that has ever worked out is Trout. Hard to doubt the ownerships willingness to spend, hopefully wisely but time will tell. Need the young pitchers to come through

Opt out after five I believe.

We had to know it wasn't gonna be an "easy" contract to swallow.....but every team wishes they could have him....and he's a Padre.

Finally....it's been a long time since we've had something to celebrate.

 

Credit to Preller and Fowler for making a splash.  Now we need some pitching help to complement this deal.  Wow.......color me shocked.

HOLY SHIT !!!!!!

Since the opt out is at 5 years when he will still be 31 ... a fair chance he takes the opt out ... might depend a bit on the cash flow of the deal and the "changes" in FA in the new CBA. 5 years down the road ... a lot of time to worry about that event.

In the interim, from late 2019 - 2022 an INF of Hosmer - Urias - Tatis - Machado is looking pretty good both offensively and, somewhat underreported, plus defensively which could do a lot to make the young pitching more effective. Even if Hosmer opts out after 2022, the Padres have 4 years to develop a replacement ... lots of time.

I should have said...”agrees to terms” but I was so excited I said “signs”.

Oh well.....you guys know what I meant.

Also Fenn.....don’t forget Hedges/Mejia behind the plate.

 

AJ, Fowler, Seidler and co, THANK YOU!!! I’m so damn happy! I’ll be down in AZ for a month any madfriars brothers or sisters who want to meet up and celebrate, beer is on me. We have so much to be excited about. This young roster is looking awfully dangerous. Now bring us Dallas Keuchel. Haha

To continue on Tatis Jr's thought, this is now the second year in a row we were in the hunt for a big dog and we landed him!

This is SO INCREDIBLY exciting! Great time to be a Padre fan.

Thank you indeed.