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Padres News: Manny Machado trending “downwards” in third basemen rankings

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 29: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres stands on the field before their game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jim Bowden of The Athletic recently ranked Padres’ Manny Machado as the fourth-best third basemen but indicated that he’s trending downwards.

Despite hitting .256 with 32 home runs and 85 RBI, Manny Machado’s first season with the Padres could be considered a disappointment. After playing on three teams in two years, he’s now settled into a ten-year, $300 million deal that will keep him in San Diego for the foreseeable future.