Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a 10-year, $300 million dollar deal that is the largest free agent signing in American sports history. Giancarlo Stanton’s $327 million dollar deal, three years ago was technically an extension. Machado is a four-time All-Star and two-time Golden Glove winner who made $16 million dollars last year playing third base for the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The deal is pending a physical and will include a limited no-trade clause and a player opt-out after five years.
Machado, 26, has hit 30+ home runs the last four years and will add much need punch to a Padre lineup that was 28th in baseball in offense, averaging just 3.8 runs-per-game. The Padres have missed the playoffs for 12 straight years.
In Las Vegas, the Padres season win total was adjusted from 76 before the trade to 79.5 and their odds to win the World Series dropped from 80-1 to 50-1 in most houses. There was solid two way betting on season wins immediately after the trade before an influx of late under money set the number at 79.
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