Manny Machado (31) made a big splash by signing an extended contract with the San Diego Padres.
American media outlets such as MLB.com and ESPN reported on the morning of the 27th (Korean time) that Machado had agreed to a new 11-year, $350 million contract extension with San Diego.
Machado made a bombshell declaration at the start of his recent spring training. Machado, who signed a free agent contract with San Diego for 10 years and $300 million (approximately 395.4 billion won) ahead of the 2019 season, declared an opt-out at the end of this season and announced that he would become a free agent again. After playing five seasons at the time of signing with San Diego (end of 2023 season), he included the right to opt out.
San Diego is in a hurry. Machado, who made his major league debut in Baltimo in 2012, recorded a batting average of .282, 283 homers, 853 RBIs, 839 runs, and an OPS of .834 in 1,445 games in 11 major league seasons until last year. He has a history of splendid awards, including 6 All-Stars, 2 Gold Gloves, and 1 Silver Slugger.
In 150 games last year, he recorded a batting average of 2.9, 8, 32 home runs, 102 RBIs, and 100 runs. As the central hitter responsible for San Diego’s third base, he was an indispensable presence to win the World Series.
Prior to Machado’s bombshell remarks, Machado and San Diego discussed a contract extension last winter. According to a San Diego local newspaper, before the winter meeting was held in December of last year, the deadline for negotiations on the extension contract was set on February 17, and the two sides exchanged opinions.
Ahead of the negotiation deadline, San Diego is said to have offered an additional five-year, $105 million (approximately 138.4 billion won) to the existing contract. If you add 180 million dollars (about 237.2 billion won) for the remaining six years, including this year, it becomes an 11-year, 285 million dollars (about 3755.6 billion won) contract. 스포츠토토
Machado refused at once. That’s only $5 million more than the contract of shortstop Xander Bogarts (11 years, $280 million), which San Diego acquired as a free agent last winter. Free agent Trey Turner signed an 11-year, $300 million contract with Philadelphia.
After Machado turned down the offer and announced a post-season opt-out, San Diego did their best to keep Machado. A revised proposal was made that raised the amount significantly, and an 11-year, $350 million (approximately KRW 461.3 billion) contract extension was agreed upon. This is an increase of $65 million (approximately 85.6 billion won) from the original proposal.
Machado received $120 million (approximately 158.2 billion won) for four seasons from 2019 to 2022 in an existing 10-year, $300 million contract. A 5-year, 170 million dollar (approximately 224.1 billion won) contract was added to the 6-year, 180 million dollar (approximately 237.2 billion won) contract including this year’s salary, and an 11-year, 350 million dollar contract was concluded.
It is a 15-year, 470 million dollar (approximately 619.5 billion won) mega contract with free agent contract and extension contract. With a contract until the age of 41, it seems that he will play for San Diego until his retirement if no trade is made.