The question as to what Fernando Tatis will be doing long term was answered on Wednesday as news emerged, according to sources, that he had signed a massive 14-year extension to stay with the San Diego Padres. The deal is said to be worth $340 million for the 22-year-old, making him the third-highest paid player in the history of the game behind only Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. The team, as it looks right now, has been rewarded for treating the game-changing shortstop as well as they have.
He came up in only 2019 and was the starter from the first day of the season, forgoing the typical route most teams impose which sees them force the player to wait until May to debut so that they can keep him under contract for longer. By not going that route, it looks like they have ended up winning in the end, with Tatis willing to commit his long-term future to the club. While much can change, it is a very big deal and one that the Padres can use to build around for many, many years.