What explains the monster extension of the Padres Manny Machado? The team owner’s determination to win with the fan’s imagination

The move by Padres owner Peter Seidler (left) and senior baseball official AJ Preller has sparked excitement about baseball in San Diego.  (Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

When word came out this weekend that the San Diego Padres and Manny Machado had reached an 11-year, $350 million contract to avoid leaving the game, replacing his existing contract and continuing to serve as the third baseman in the San Diego is the rest. in his career, what he did felt a little like …

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