For a year. Machado can opt out and Soto is a FA after '23. And with this X contract, it seems very unlikely that they'll keep one or both of them.I haven’t had caffeine yet, but this is a brilliant deal for the Padres - the kind of deal the Boston team used to put together.
1) what’s $27M going to be worth in 2031 - $22M maybe?
2) a RH PH / occasional DH/ 1B is probably going to be getting $20-22M in 9 years on the open market
3) luxury tax limits are going to continue to rise - maybe 10-15% higher in 8 years - that just absorbed X’s tax hit.
So the Padres can afford to field a team with X, Machado, Soto, and Tatis, but the $3.9B BOSTON RED SOX can’t?