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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Padres GM AJ Preller couldn't talk specifically about the Manny Machado signing because it isn't official, but he did say this: "We showed it last year with Eric Hosmer — there are different ways to do it, different ways to build a club. ... You can wait for some of the young talent that we've built up — it could be three or four years — and then try to hope the right guys are out there at the time. But our thinking as a group is if the pieces that fit for us both in the short term and long term are out there, that's how you build a club. That's how we've approached it the last few years."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Judge sounded giddy about the Yankees' 2019 bullpen earlier:

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I've spoken to quite a few players in the Phillies and Jays camps today after news broke of the Manny Machado signing. The general consensus was that they were elated. One veteran told me: "So glad he got paid! We're the ones who leave it all on the field, and the owners and the league make all the money. We should share!" Not ONE OF THEM mentioned anything about Machado not hustling or being a bad guy. That speaks volumes.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Manny Machado, signed to a 10-year, $300M contract by the division-rival Padres: "Ten years seems fair, for sure, and getting that 30 a year is great."

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

What lesson did Aaron Judge learn after last season? "Don't get hit in the wrist," he deadpanned. "Turn the other way."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Judge on his wrist that was broken last season: "It's 100 percent. It feels like it never even happened."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the matters Aaron Boone discussed with his team during this morning's pre-spring meeting was its expectations. What are his expectations? "We think we have the people and the players to make a championship run."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Kendrys Morales told me about getting to play with Vlad Guerrero Jr., and serving as his mentor, the way Vlad senior did with him when he first signed with the Angels in 2004: "When I was a rookie, Vladimir was a major league superstar. And while he was a great ballplayer, he's a better person. He was so humble. I got to know the Guerrero family very well and he would take me to his house and take care of me like a member of his family. And now it's my turn to do the same thing he did with me. He taught me everything I know about being a major league player and I hope I can do the same for his son, the way he did with me. We all know the kind of talent that Vladimir jr. has. He's very smart at the plate, and those are things you can't teach. He's got natural ability. And if he continues to work hard he'll be a superstar like his father."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

In which Aaron Judge hits a ball over the George M. Steinbrenner Field batter's eye.

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

With reports of Manny Machado signing with San Diego, the Westgate SuperBook moved the Padres season win total from 76.5 to 79.5. Their World Series odds also moved from 80-1 to 50-1.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish signs autographs at Cubs camp.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer reacts to Manny Machado's big-money deal with the Padres.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite all the consternation, in the end Manny Machado got the contract everyone would have expected at the start of the offseason: 10 years, $300 million. Maybe it's a surprise that it's with the Padres, but they now have a legit superstar to build a lineup around, a 26-year-old who has averaged 5.8 WAR over the past four seasons. The Padres aren't likely contenders in 2019, but with Machado, a great farm system and -- who knows, maybe Bryce Harper -- maybe they'll smell .500 for the first time since 2010.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With Keith Law's No. 1 farm system making its way to San Diego, the Padres have proven again that they're willing to spend big to surround their future stars with established talent. By adding Manny Machado at $300 million over 10 seasons after signing Eric Hosmer for $144 million last winter, the Padres have spent more on two players than they did in their previous 25 offseasons combined.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In my one-on-one interview with Vladdy, I asked him what he'd say to the fans who‘d be disappointed if he doesn't make the Blue Jays Opening Day roster: "I don't know when that will be. It could be at the beginning (of the season) or at the end. It's (the team's) decision. (And fans just) have to trust; trust that the day will come. The day will come. I am 19 years old, and I have been waiting 19 years for this. When the day comes, it will come. Whether it's at the beginning of the season or at the end."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Vladimir Guerrero Jr. told me was the one piece of advice his father gave him before heading to camp with the Jays: "I have never said this to anyone: When I told my dad I got the spring training invite, he told me, ‘Son, you want to be the best? Do you want to continue being the best? Wherever Kendrys Morales goes, you follow. I asked him why he would say that to me, and he replied ‘When Kendrys Morales was a rookie, he did all the things that you need to do by following my example. Anywhere I went, he followed. So what you see in him, that's the way I did things when I was playing."

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Perhaps a key fantasy takeaway: The Padres' offense cannot possibly be regarded as exploitable an SP matchup. Consider: C: Hedges/Mejia 1B: Hosmer 2B: Kinsler 3B: Machado SS: Urias/(Tatis?) LF: Wil Myers CF: Margot RF: Renfroe Franmil Reyes, Cordero, Jankowski in the OF mix.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Manny Machado's fantasy value won't significantly change in San Diego, though Petco Park is still a bottom-half venue for runs and home runs, while Camden Yards was a top-half venue for both. Machado moves to 13th overall, so give me Francisco Lindor again as my SS1.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have named their Opening Day starter. "Clayton Kershaw," Dave Roberts said. "Does that surprise you?"