One of the biggest free agents of the 2019 MLB offseason looks to have found his next team. Infielder Manny Machado has reportedly agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres, seeing Machado earn $300 Million over the next 10 years. The deal represents the biggest contract in American sports, with the $300 million standing as the highest amount offered to an American athlete.
At just 26 years old, Machado has proven himself to be one of the most exciting superstars in the MLB today. Machado has recorded 30+ home runs in each of the last four seasons. In addition, Machado has performed at a high level on the defensive side of the ball, winning two gold gloves (2013, 2015). Last season, Machado posted career highs in both RBI and home runs, hitting 37 HR and 107 RBI.
Manny Machado’s move to San Diego has moved a number of betting lines on the Padres:
The San Diego Padres odds on winning the 2019 World Series have moved from 80/1 to 50/1.
The San Diego Padres odds on winning the 2019 NL Pennant have moved from 40/1 to 25/1.
The San Diego Padres odds on winning the 2019 NL West Division moved from 30/1 to 12/1.
The San Diego Padres season win total moved from 76.5 to 78.5.
Despite his high level of production, the sportsbooks don’t foresee Manny Machado having too much of an impact on the Padres. San Diego were expected to rebuild this offseason, with Machado representing the power bat that they have needed since the departure of Adrian Gonzalez.