At $300-Million for Ten Years, Machado’s Numbers are Mind-Boggling
Last week the baseball world was spinning with word that free agent Manny Machado had signed a 10-year contract with the San Diego Padres for $300-million. The announcement came on the 51st anniversary of Major League Baseball declaring the minimum salary for a major-league player would be $10-thousand a season. Things sure do have a way of changing with time.
In comparison, Machado will receive $30-million this year in San Diego. When you check out the numbers even further, it is mind boggling.
With 162 games scheduled and with 9 innings a game that comes to 1,458 innings for an entire season. At $30-million a season Machado's new contract will pay him $20,576 an inning and $185-thousand a game. How's that for mind boggling?
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(Breaking News: Nolan Arenado has just signed an 8 year $260-Million contract with Colorado)