San Diego, which gave Darvish Yu a guaranteed contract until the age of 42, is it preparations to catch Manny Machado?
The Athletic of the United States reported on the 11th (Korean time) that Darvish’s six-year contract extension was a signal that San Diego is trying to hold on to Machado. The media wrote, “This contract poses a great risk to San Diego,” but “But San Diego also gains.” In other words, it has prepared enough power to capture another big player with a contract that lowers the amount and extends the period.
Darvish’s contract extension itself was expected by many. However, the duration is unexpected. Instead of giving Darvish a guaranteed contract until the age of 42, San Diego lowered the average annual amount to secure a margin in the luxury tax standard. The six-year, $108 million contract averages $18 million per year, down by $3 million from the $21 million annual average of the previous six-year contract.
According to The Athletic, Darvish will receive a refusal to trade with all teams and a $6 million down payment. The annual salary is $24 million in 2023, $15 million in 2024, $20 million in 2025, $15 million in 2026, and $14 million in 2027 and 2028.
The media explained that San Diego signed an 11-year contract with Xander Bogarts for the same reason. Signing an extension with Darvish brought San Diego’s projected annual salary down to $266 million.
Darvish himself is hoping that his contract extension will lead to the retention of Machado. “Everyone wants Machado to stay. If you look at my contract, you can see that our total annual salary is going down a little bit,” he said in an interview with San Diego local television. 먹튀검증
“We’ve expressed to Machado that he’s a really big part of San Diego,” president AJ Preller said. “You’ll see what happens over the next few weeks and months.” In other words, he announced that he would pursue an extension contract. The Athletic said, “The contract extension with Darvish shows the club’s commitment to Machado.”