What the agent, general manager and owner should do” Machado did not make a ‘transfer declaration’
Manny Machado (30) did not declare a transfer. He seems more eager to reaffirm his value with his free agent contract. It is also a possible scenario for him to remain with the San Diego Padres.
Machado reaffirmed his rights on the 18th (Korean time). Machado, who started training for spring camp, was asked at a meeting with reporters, “Will you remain in San Diego next year?”
“I’ll be with 메이저놀이터 San Diego through this year, but no one knows what it will be after next year. The team knows my opt-out rights are coming up. I’ve also opted out.”
Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with San Diego ahead of the 2019 season. At this time, an opt-out clause was put in after his 5th season, which is half of his contract period, was put in, and this year is the 5th season.
If you have the right to opt out, there is no reason not to exercise it. Machado had a .280 batting average and .855 OPS with 108 home runs and 340 RBIs over his last four years in San Diego. He missed only 27 games over four years. Although he was not named MVP, he was in the top three in both ballotings.
Market conditions also favored Machado. Machado, who is 30 this year, has watched players of his age sign long-term contracts of more than 10 years. His teammate Xander Bogatz signed an 11-year, $280 million contract. One-year-old Trey Turner (Philadelphia) transferred for 300 million dollars in 11 years, and Carlos Correa (Minnesota), 2 years younger, agreed with San Francisco for 13 years and 350 million dollars, although the contract was canceled.
The Athletic, an American sports media, did not view Machado’s remarks as a ‘transfer notice’. First of all, owner Peter Seidler has a strong will to leave Machado on the team. There was ‘no comment’ on whether there was talk about an extension contract, but Bogatz was not a long-term alternative to third base, and highly valued Machado.
President AJ Preller is also preparing for an extension of the contract with Machado in the direction of reducing average annual spending instead of extending the contract period with Darvish Yu and Michael Waka. Coach Bob Melvin also said, “It is his right to opt out. But our team has shown a willingness to protect important players, and I’m sure Machado is likely to do the same.”
Looking at the timing, there is no reason to nail the transfer already. In a situation where spring camp has just started, it is rather a loss if you say something that will harm the team atmosphere. San Diego wants to keep Machado because he’s a top-notch third baseman and clubhouse leader. Machado also expressed his commitment to the team, saying, “I’m only focusing on what I can do for this team this year.”
“In the weeks and months to come, we’ll see if Machado will remain with the team (San Diego) he’s played for the past four years,” The Athletic wrote.