The San Diego Padres are at the center of the baseball world, signing Fernando Tatis Jr. to a record 14-year, $340 million dollar contract extension.

Obviously, the news is exciting for MLB and a franchise that is trying to build the right way. Still, major questions remain. To open season two of Pine Tar Podcast, we talk about the deal amongst some other things.

In this episode we talk about the upstart Padres, what this move means for them, and the game of baseball as it attempts to pick up the pieces and have a positive 2021 season before the unknown of the future labor stoppages and other issues facing the game.

Certainly, Tatis Jr. has all of the tools to be the new face of baseball.

It’s a perfect topic to kick off season two of The Pine Tar Podcast.