Breaking away from the center hitter can become a reality. We cannot rule out the possibility that hitters who played a key role in the batting line this year and next year will leave one after another. The 2023 season is the right time for the San Diego Padres to win.
On the 5th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported the news of the San Diego Fan Fest. Cloud spectators gathered to see the players, and the players also met the fans after a long time and conveyed unforgettable memories.
After the event, Manny Machado (31) and Juan Soto (25) responded to an interview with local media. Because the contract period was short, the two couldn’t avoid questions related to free agency.
Machado wore a San Diego uniform for 10 years and $300 million ahead of the 2019 season. After his initial five-year contract period, he can exercise his opt-out right to become a free agent. In other words, he can enter the free agency market after the end of this season.
Soto was traded to San Diego from the Washington Nationals last year. Soto, who turned down a 15-year, $440 million contract extension from his former team, will be eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.
Both Machado and Soto seem satisfied with life in San Diego. When asked about his future plans, Machado said, “FA is not a priority,” and said, “My main interest is playing baseball on the ground. I want to give San Diego a long-awaited victory. The contract is the agent’s job.” He indicated that he would focus on the game. 슬롯사이트
Soto also avoided giving a definite answer to the question related to his whereabouts. “I have two more years to spend here. I’m trying to enjoy every moment in San Diego, just like I did in Washington. I’ll see what happens after that.”
Both Machado and Soto could stay in San Diego, but the possibility of a transfer cannot be ruled out. If there is a team that offers better conditions than San Diego, there is a high possibility of leaving.
The media evaluated, “Machado and Soto are the best sports players. They are San Diego’s most important resources in the 2023 season.” There is not much time left to spend with the best star players. Maybe this year will be the last time I have both Machado and Soto. Attention is focusing on whether San Diego can achieve its dream of winning with them.