This isn't a litigation of what happened or didn't happen. We've shared lots of thoughts over 8 years about contracts and position and whatever else with Machado.
His facts are his facts right now.
He's owed 9/270M (straight 30M per), has an opt opt after 4 more years and is playing 3B.
This has nothing to do with rebuilding or whatever, 9 years covers whatever you think the Orioles can or should be doing (i.e. it doesn't matter where you "think we are in the process")
This isn't about the current crisis (assume crisis costs are neutral).
Many people considered Machado a Top 3-5 player in the game.
Last year he was outside the top 100 in WAR and outside the top 50 in dWAR.
This isn't a statement about SD or anything else, they aren't waiving him at this point.
The question is, if he was put on waivers, would you claim him and assume his contract?