Fernando Tatis Jr is staying in San Diego.
The deal was first reported by Jeff Passan via ESPN
More news on the deal via MLB.com. Tatis Jr. will get a full no-trade clause, a signing bonus north of $10 million and there’s no money deferred in the deal, per a source. Tatis Jr. becomes the second MVP Sports client to land a deal north of $300M, joining teammate Manny Machado.
The Star shortstop for the Padres had a breakout year in 2020. Where he placed 4th in National League MVP voting, and was a Silver Slugger.
In 59 games: Tatis had a .277/.366/.571 slash line with 17 Homeruns and 45 RBI’s.
His rookie season, he had .317 with 23 Homeruns.
Its crazy think that the Chicago White Sox gave up Tatis for James Shields.
Well if one thing is for sure the San Diego Star has already become the face of future baseball.
He quickly became a star for the Padres in 2019, when he broke into the major leagues at the age of 19. He was endorsed by both Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado.
Although, $600 Million is quite a bit of money. That’s money well invested on the third base side of the infield.
Will Fernando Tatis be a Padre forever?
It definitely looks that way. By the time the contract ends, he will be 35 years old
Had their been an All-Star game in 2020. Fernando Tatis would have been one of the brightest stars in the game.
With Tatis locked up, The Padres who fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2020 NL Divisional Series are now ready to make their revenge. With a bolstered rotation, and already good lineup, they are ready to make some noise.
This is breaking news, more to come.