If you’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this team to get the inevitable deal done with their young superstar, you don’t have to wait any longer.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, as well as many other MLB insiders, the Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. have come to an agreement on a 14-year, $340 million contract extension.
The deal is the longest contract in MLB history.
Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a 14-year, $340 million contract extension, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 18, 2021
After a phenomenal rookie season in 2019, Tatis took another leap towards super stardom as the then-21-year old parlayed a stellar performance in the abbreviated, 60-game 2020 season into a Golden Glove Award and a nod to the All-MLB First Team.
Tatis finished this past season hitting .277 with 17 home runs, 45 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases through 59 games played. He was also up for the NL MVP alongside his teammate, Manny Machado.
From the infamous bat flip to a now record-breaking contract, Fernando Tatis Jr. is here to stay.
Let’s get this season started already.