Manny Machado has been the focal point of the National League Championship Series between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.
If the Dodgers win on either Friday or Saturday, they’ll advance to Machado’s first World Series, enhancing his visibility.
Throughout the World Series, there’s likely to be speculation about Machado’s next destination, whether it’s Los Angeles, New York or some place else.
Currently, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton owns the largest contract in baseball, 13 years for $325 million. Although Machado is unlikely to receive an offer that high, he could approach the years and value of Stanton’s contract.
The Orioles’ most expensive contract was the January 2016 deal to Chris Davis, which was for seven years and $161 million, and it will probably be a very long time until they offer a pricier one.
This Week’s Diner Question: If money wasn’t an issue, would you want Manny Machado to return to the Orioles in 2019?