When the reports started coming in that Manny Machado had agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract to play for the San Diego Padres, it was hard not to laugh about the number of stories that were written over the past couple of years predicting just where he would end up.
Most of them had him going to the New York Yankees. Some of them were pretty certain about it.
Can’t remember anybody mentioning the Padres until very recently.
The Yankees made sense for a time, for the same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks. That’s where the money was....