SD 4th Year Carriage Carrier High Booking Opt-out
Will Manny Machado (30), who is in the middle of his 10-year contract with the San Diego Padres, make his career high season? Will it go beyond this and come back into the free-agent market?
Machado had a batting average of 0.339 and three home runs, 10 RBIs, 13 runs, 21 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.423, OPS 0.987 in 17 games of the season until the 25th (Korea Standard Time).
Machado is also receiving positive points in defense and base learning. As a result, Machado has been ranked second overall in Major League Baseball with FWAR 1.3.
Of course, it’s still early in the season or a situation where you can aim for a career high season. The best year for Machado so far was 2018 when he played for the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
At that time, Machado had a batting average of 0.297, 37 home runs and 107 RBIs in 162 games, and an on-base percentage of 0.367 OPS 0.905. It also showed a surprising performance with FW 7.0.
Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with San Diego based on his performance of the year. Over the next three years, Machado’s FWAR was 2.2, 2.6, and 4.2.
Except for 2020, which is a shortened season, the performance is not very satisfactory. In particular, some say that the contract between San Diego and Machado was wrong in 2019.
However, Machado is showing a surprising performance early this season. The existing excellent defense shows the accuracy and on-base percentage of hits.
If Machado can continue this spring’s momentum until autumn, it seems possible to create a “Monster Season” beyond career high.
San Diego and Machado’s contract until 2028. The annual salary is the same as $32 million per year from 2020 to 2028, excluding 2019 with $12 million.
However, Machado can execute an opt-out after the 2023 season. If he plays well this season and 2023 season, he could be back on the FA market