The San Diego Padres will reportedly be content with just one big fish in MLB free agency this year and are out on Bryce Harper after bagging Manny Machado.
This isn’t exactly breaking news, because the Padres will reportedly pay Machado $300 million over 10 years, and Harper will likely cost even more. Still, there was at least one other team rumored to be interested in trying to land both superstars this winter.
The Padres have not confirmed the Machado deal yet, and in fact have said that they “do not have a deal” at this time. However, all the MLB insiders covering this story are convinced it’s just a matter of signing on the dotted line.
Which, of course, leaves Harper as the lone big fish. And he still has numerous other suitors who are reportedly offering more per year than what Machado is said to have agreed to with the Padres.