Moments ago, Jeff Passan broke some huge baseball news.
BREAKING: Free agent star Manny Machado has agreed to a deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 19, 2019
That’s right, Manny Machado finally signed!!! He set a record, earning a ten year contract worth $300 million, although that number will likely soon be eclipsed by Bryce Harper. Mark Feinsand was first on that tidbit.
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
Most important for us, Twins fans, is that the White Sox freaking blew it. After we spent all offseason hearing that the Sox were serious players on the superstar infielder, we won’t have to worry about him kicking our asses up and down the AL Central for the next ten years. Let’s keep him and Harper and like every other big name player in the NL, if the Twins aren’t going to sign them.
As the dominoes start to fall, the Twins roster is looking more and more final at this point. Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel still remain out there, if you want to keep hoping the Twins do something shocking, but I’ll be utterly amazed if they do.