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Erik Greupner told Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com that the team has pulled in almost $3 million in additional ticket revenue since the team inked third baseman Manny Machado to a deal two weeks ago.The 26-year-old Machado had 37 home runs and 107 RBI in 162 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers last season.Naturally http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey , the four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner should be a major attraction for a fanbase that hasn't seen a winning season since 2010 or a playoff appearance since 2006.Machado, who signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with San Diego, is on a team with a bright future. Joel Reuter of Bleacher Report ranked San Diego's farm system No. 1 in the bigs.MLB.comlists the Padres at No. 1 as well, with 10 players ranked on its list of the top 100 prospects. Shortstop FernandoTatisJr. is No. 2 overall, andMLB.comgives him an estimated MLB time of arrival of 2019. Provided he makes the leap this season, the Padres' left side of the infield could be garnering a lot of ticket revenue well into the 2020s.San Diego likely isn't winning it all next year, and a postseason berth will be tough. Cracking the top two in the National League West will be hard since the 2018 NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers and 2018 NL playoff participant Colorado Rockies both look strong for 2019 Bartolo Colon Jersey , too.The Padres aren't projected to do that well this season鈥擣anGraphshas them at 79-83, for example鈥攂ut fans have more reason to be excited now than at any other time this decade. WithMachadolocked in through the 2020s and a crop of stars expecting to arrive soon, it's clear some fans want to jump on the bandwagon now before it starts getting fuller. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox think Eloy Jimenez is going to be a big-time slugger.They are so sure they gave the young outfielder a record-breaking deal.The 22-year-old Jimenez is looking forward to the upcoming season after finalizing a $43 million, six-year contract with Chicago, nearly double the amount of the previous high for a player under club control yet to make his major league debut.“It’s something I was dreaming when I was a kid,” Jimenez said Saturday at Camelback Ranch. “The dream’s come true and I feel really proud and happy for this moment. This is a moment I’m never gonna forget.”Jimenez celebrated with three hits in a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, including a solo drive for his second spring homer.The agreement announced Friday includes team options for 2025 and 2026 that if exercised would raise the total to $75 million over eight years.Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on March 13. If he stays in the minors for the first 20 days of the season Jon Niese Jersey , it would push back his free-agent eligibility by one year until after the 2025 season. If either of the contract options is declined, he would be eligible for either salary arbitration or free agency based on whether he has six years of major league service at that point.Jimenez was a key part of the trade that sent pitcher Jose Quintana to the crosstown Cubs during the 2017 season. Jimenez hit .337 with 22 homers and 75 RBIs at Double-A and Triple-A last season.“Both of us are looking forward to opening day and Eloy getting started in his White Sox career,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “It’s a very happy day for us in the organization.”Hahn referenced Mark Buehrle and Chris Sale as previous White Sox players who earned multiyear contracts early in their careers. He said Jimenez’s talent is the biggest reason for his unusual deal, but there were other factors.“It does extend beyond that,” Hahn said. “Whenever we have attempted to do this, it has always been with a player whose makeup and work ethic we trusted, one that we felt was not going to change with the security that a long-term contract brings, one that ideally is a potential leader in that clubhouse.”Jimenez was batting .154 with two doubles and a home run in Cactus League play when he was sent down the minors. He later admitted he was pressing in his bid to make the major league roster.Jimenez Edinson Volquez Jersey , joined in Arizona by his parents and his brother Enoy — an infielder in the White Sox organization — is one of the majors’ best prospects. Hahn stressed that the contract is about the future of the rebuilding White Sox, who went 62-100 last year in their sixth consecutive losing season.“There’s going to be ups and downs over the course of the next several months,” Hahn said of Jimenez’s upcoming rookie season. “This is about the long term, not about just the next few weeks or how the major league debut goes.”Jimenez isn’t worrying about it now.“I’m gonna handle it, because I’m not gonna put pressure on me,” he said. “I’m going to play hard.”

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