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Feb 20, 19, 08:14 AM #16
Feb 20, 19, 09:10 AM #17Padres have a ton of elite level pitching prospects that will be coming up in the next couple years. Also have a can’t miss stud in Tatis Jr.
If they’re able to reel in Harper too, this team will be a force in the NL in short order.
Feb 20, 19, 02:29 PM #18
Feb 22, 19, 03:51 PM #19
I could see this deal as being reasonable if BOTH had an option to bolt at 5 yrs. Even if there was a $20-$30M buyout to the Padres for exercising that exit clause, I could see it as a reasonable hedge.
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As is, this seems WAY worse than a straight 10/$300M deal or even Votto's 10/$225M (9/$207M) deal. If Machado is great OR if he's average and salaries spiral upward, he leaves after 5 and you have to replace that spot (either a great player OR an average player with a huge salary) for the next 5 yrs. If he's awful OR if he's average and salaries spiral downward (unlikely), he stays and you have either an awful or way overpriced average player on your roster for the full 10 yrs.
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