Despite the White Sox’s best efforts to gather all of Manny Machado’s closest friends and family on one haphazardly thrown together team, the $300 million man has chosen the San Diego Padres instead over the next 10 years, with an opt-out after five.
Manny Machado's deal, as @Feinsand first reported, is for 10 years and $300 million with an opt-out after the fifth season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 19, 2019
A monumental deal -- the single biggest free agent contract in American sports history.
And now every eye in baseball turns to Bryce Harper. His move.
Anyway, thanks for Alex Call.