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Friday, February 22, 2019

Report: Manny Machado will accommodate Padres’ top prospect with move back to third base

Manny Machado just signed the biggest free agent contract in the history of North American sports. And yet, he likely won’t ever be playing his favored position again if the San Diego Padres’ plan works out.

After spending a full year playing shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres’ new $300 million man has agreed to move back to third base for his San Diego tenure. The reason why: Fernando Tatis Jr., widely considered the top shortstop prospect in baseball.

That might be an unexpected development for some, but it’s definitely welcome news for those who miss Machado’s absurd web gems at third base and cringed at his defensive numbers in 2018. And it’s also telling just how highly the Padres and the rest of baseball think of Tatis.

Well, that saves us from that nightmare, it appears….

 

QLE Posted: February 22, 2019 at 06:43 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fernando tatis jr., manny machado, padres, third basemen

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   1. akrasian Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:47 PM (#5817437)
He might have gotten more offers if he made it plain he was willing to do that without a fight from the beginning.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 22, 2019 at 05:44 PM (#5817473)
Eh, I don't think his willingness to accommodate the Padres' top prospect would have carried much weight with other teams.
   3. JRVJ Posted: February 22, 2019 at 09:15 PM (#5817512)
Machado's gesture would be more impressive if he made it conditional to the Padres starting the season with Tatis on the MLB roster.
   4. TDF, trained monkey Posted: February 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM (#5817556)
He might have gotten more offers if he made it plain he was willing to do that without a fight from the beginning.
You know he didn't?

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