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Machado says Padres were the complete package

Manny Machado was unveiled at an introductory press conference on Friday and expressed how thrilled he is to be a member of the San Diego Padres. Feb 22, 2019; Peoria, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (13) answers questions from the media during an introductory press conference at the Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Machado received a 10-year, $300 million deal to sign with the Padres but it was more than the big pile of cash that swayed his decision. “I liked the…

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MLB notebook: Machado, Padres reportedly agree to deal

The San Diego Padres reached an agreement with free agent infielder Manny Machado on a 10-year, $300 million deal, according to multiple reports Tuesday. FILE PHOTO – Oct 27, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) celebrates after scoring on a three run home run hit by outfielder Yasiel Puig (66) in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports It would be the most lucrative free agent…

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Reports: Padres, Machado agree to 10-year, $300 million deal

The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with free agent infielder Manny Machado on a 10-year, $300 million deal, according to multiple reports Tuesday. It would be the most lucrative free-agent contract in the history of American sports, according to MLB.com. Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler cautioned in an interview with The Athletic the deal was not done. “We do not have a deal. We are continuing discussions,” Fowler said. But The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal characterized Fowler’s comments as “semantics,” reporting that the financial terms are in place and…

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MLB notebook: Padres reportedly offer Machado up to $280 million

The San Diego Padres are willing to sign free agent infielder Manny Machado to an eight-year contract worth between $240 million and $280 million, USA Today reported on Monday. Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) reacts after striking out against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The contract offer includes “heavily deferred” compensation, the newspaper said, citing two people familiar with the negotiations.…

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MLB notebook: Padres continue pursuit of Machado

The San Diego Padres have doubled down on their pursuit of free agent infielder Manny Machado. Padres general manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami last week to have a second meeting with Machado, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Multiple media outlets subsequently confirmed the report on Thursday. Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is out at second against Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) in the seventh inning in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory…

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Report: Padres exploring Machado, Realmuto deals

The San Diego Padres are looking into signing free-agent infielder Manny Machado and potentially trading for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. Oct 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado reacts after striking out against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning in game three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The process for star free agents like Machado has been a slow one this offseason, apparently leading the Padres to jump into…

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MLB roundup: Rockies edge Padres on Desmond’s homer

Ian Desmond hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday in Denver. Aug 23, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond (20) celebrates with teammates after hitting walk off two run home run in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports David Dahl also went deep, and Chris Rusin (1-2) got the win with an inning of relief as the…

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Padres gain split with Cubs thanks to late splurge

Cory Spangenberg doubled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning, and Hunter Renfroe triggered a four-run ninth with a two-run homer on Sunday as the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-6 at Wrigley Field to gain a split of the four-game series. Aug 5, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kirby Yates (39) and San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges (18) celebrate their win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports Travis Jankowski drew a…

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