Major League third baseman Manny Machado (31) signed a virtually life-long contract with the San Diego Padres.메이저사이트
On the 27th (Korean time), San Diego announced that it had agreed to an 11-year, $350 million (approximately KRW 461.3 billion) extension contract with Machado instead of terminating the existing contract.
Previously, Machado moved to San Diego for the 2019 season and signed a 10-year, $300 million contract. The option included the right to declare an opt-out after completing the 5th year season, which is half of the contract period. In other words, at the end of this 2023 season, I was able to reacquire FA qualification.
Accordingly, Machado recently declared that he would exercise his free agent rights after the season as soon as he joined spring camp. The one in a hurry was San Diego.
That is also because Machado maintained his unchanging skills last season with a batting average of 0.298, 32 homers and 102 RBIs. Machado, who debuted in the big leagues in 2012, has been active as the best third baseman in the major leagues with both offense and defense, winning 6 All-Stars, 2 Gold Gloves and 1 Silver Slugger.
In the end, San Diego started negotiating with Machado to renew the contract, and after a tug-of-war negotiations, they broke the existing contract and agreed to a very long-term contract of 11 years.
Machado previously received a $10 million annual salary in the first year of the contract with a $20 million signing bonus, and was condition to receive an annual salary of $30 million over the next nine years. That is, he had received $120 million by last year and had $180 million left over six years.
Now, the remaining contract for 6 years and 180 million dollars has been extended to 11 years for 5 more years, and the amount has also increased significantly to 350 million dollars. On an annual average basis, it will increase from $30 million to $31.82 million. In other words, Machado has a megaton-class contract worth 470 million dollars (about 621.2 billion won) over 15 years.
So far, the largest contract in the major leagues is Mike Trout’s 12-year, $426.5 million contract, which remained with the Los Angeles Angels in 2019. No one disputes that Trout is the best among active big leaguers. However, Machado’s wallet became thicker than Trout’s by renewing his contract after breaking his existing contract.