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Manny Machado reportedly agrees to 10-year deal with San Diego Padres

There goes the dream of Machado in pinstripes.

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The wait is finally over: Manny Machado will not be joining the Yankees. The San Diego Padres have reportedly agreed to sign the shortstop, per Jeff Passan. The contract runs for 10 years and $300 million, explains Mark Feinsand. On the plus side, he’s far from the AL East and the Bombers won’t have to face him anymore. I’m sure CC Sabathia is happy about that.

This is disappointing on many levels. First, the Yankees had a real need for him following the injury to Didi Gregorius. He was certainly the best shortstop or third baseman on the market. Even if you love Troy Tulowitzki or DJ LeMahieu, there’s no denying that Machado’s bat would have beefed up an already good lineup.

More than anything, the Yankees entered the offseason in need of starting pitching help. After trading for James Paxton, they did the song and dance with Patrick Corbin, but never made him an official offer and weren’t willing to go anywhere near his asking price. Many fans were fine with that decision as long as it meant that they intended to spend that money on one of the other top free agents. Well, they missed out on Machado, and those options have dwindled. Bryce Harper is still out there, but a surprise signing is unlikely. Now we’ll have to wait and see.