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."