Hello and happy Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants started Spring Training on Wednesday. And as they did, they were hit with some news that one of the division’s superstars will be sticking around for a long, long time.
Yes, news broke on Wednesday that the San Diego Padres were signing phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year extension, getting out ahead of things long before the 22 year old hits free agency.
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
Anything can happen of course, but it sure looks like Tatis is primed to torment the Giants for many, many, many years to come.
Now excuse me while I try not to think about how old I’ll be in 14 years.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Farhan Zaidi considering Oakland’s Billy Owens for GM (Nov. 8, 2018 — Kenny Kelly)
- Roger Munter has a primer on the Giants Minor League free agent non-roster invitees (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on why the Giants boom-or-bust starting rotation is what will determine their postseason chances (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Susan Slusser on how Johnny Cueto feels like a kid this year (SF Chronicle)
- Maria Guardado on how Buster Posey kept his arm fresh by throwing diapers (MLB)
- Kerry Crowley has everything you need to know from the first day of Spring Training (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic lists five newcomers who could make the Opening Day roster (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Maria Guardado’s notes from Spring Training include that Jake McGee could be the closer (MLB)
- Andrew Baggarly on how Buster Posey has acknowledged his uncertain future (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Scott Ostler on how the Giants goal is to finish with a winning record (SF Chronicle)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 42 days until Opening Day.
Have a swell Thursday, one and all.