Manny Machado Reveals Massive Contract Decision

David Kaestle
Manny Machado confirms he will opt out of his contract after the 2023 season.
Manny Machado confirms he will opt out of his contract after the 2023 season. / Associated Press

When Manny Machado signed his 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres ahead of the 2019 season, it was one of the biggest contracts in baseball, both from a total and average annual value (AAV) standpoint.

Now, entering his fifth year of that contract, things have changed in baseball and those benchmarks have been passed multiple times by numerous players. Machado may have been anticipating that when he worked an opt-out into his contract, which he plans to exercise after this season.

It seems the superstar third baseman wants a raise and potentially a few more years added to his contract. He may also be looking for a change of scenery, although he didn't cite that as a reason for opting out.

Manny Machado Contract Opt Out

Machado did not indicate that he wants to leave San Diego, but he seems to be seeking another monster contract while he's still young enough (30) to get one.

As potentially the best third baseman on the market next winter, Machado should have plenty of teams after him. The Padres will surely have some competition if they want to keep him, although they may opt to let him leave and have either Xander Bogaerts or Fernando Tatis Jr. slide over to third.

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