BY ADAM GROSSMAN
Padres Hit Home Run With Machado
Multiple sources have reported that Manny Machado has agreed to a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. The four time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner is now one of the highest paid players in MLB (and American sports more generally) both in terms of total amount and average annual value of a contract with a team. A deal of this size and time length may make it difficult to think that the Padres could have obtained a good “deal” with this deal. However, the Block Six Analytics (B6A) Revenue Above Replacement (RAR) model projects that the Padres are very likely to have a significant positive return on investment (ROI) by signing Machado. In the first half (or 50%) of Machado’s deal alone, the Padres will have “recouped” 83.4% of the cost.