By - PlayaSlayaX
Oh god we’re gonna have a 41 year old short stop
He will move to 3B, then 1B and then DH. He won’t be playing SS for a big part of that contract
Given that they already have like 5 shortstops, he might never play shortstop again
He arguably shouldn’t be playing Shortstop at all
He wants to stay at SS and you can't trade him..he's gonna be a SS..and he's absolutely not a bat you'd want at any of the 3 other positions to begin with.
He will do whatever the Padres tell him to do.
Sure, just like fernando
That's not how the meetings with AJ go. After 280M, I'm sure he agreed to everything.
Bruh what are you talking about? He's run a 130 or better wRC+ for the last five years, if he hits like that he can play any position. Obviously he's more valuable if he can play a premium position but quit pretending like he can't hit.
He doesn't have the power you'd want in those 3 positions...
I love Xander but I'm also rather curious how he's gonna hit when he doesn't have the monster for 30+ doubles a year.
Right, we can only speculate going forward. But his last five seasons play at any position. You don't have to have power at those easier positions, but you need production. And he's done that 30%+ better than league average.
You don't need power at first/third/dh?
You need production. wRC+ shows you his production. Who cares if you got to 130wRC+ by hitting 35 bombs vs 15? It doesn't matter
Good luck to SDP then. Gonna be fun
He'll be a DH by then.
Tatis is going to put a motor on his wheel chair
He probably won’t be in the padres by then
by then baseball will have two DH spots
Preller will have tried to sign like 10 more top-tier shortstops by then, so I wouldn’t worry too much.
No you aren’t. He’ll be cut long before that.
Fuck, I spelled his name wrong.
[Nightengale]. My bad.
He spells his name wrong too, it’s fine
You better be sorry JON HEYMAN
What a Boob
This is my ~~Arson Judge~~ moment, FR.
Retract this now!
This is the moment u/PlayaSlayaX became Bob Nightengale.
Once you go boob you never go back
Good for him
I cri evrytiem
Scott boras is genius, I can’t believe this, I just can’t
Let's not crown him until we hear what Padres puns he has cooked up
"X marks the spot as the Padres proved they're the Dads of the big leagues and bogarted Xander from the Red Sox."
Sounds about right if you replace "Red Sox" with "So-sos"
For real. There’s a reason nearly every top player is with him for representation. He gets insane deals for his players.
What fucking dirt does he have in these owners. It’s just wild how he seems to get guys quite a bit more than expected 90% of the time
Padres are gonna be tough as hell next season.
Idk, Xander has always been incredibly in any stadium not named Fenway
I did the research, it checks out
**In any stadium not named Fenway**
In any stadium not named fenway wat?
Hugh Mungus wat
Is that sexual harassment?
.807 OPS, 119 wRC+ on the road since the start of 2017, also the 2nd most games at short stop in that time. Reliability and durability are pretty valuable assets.
Tbf a lot of players hit better at home
I can't even be mad at Boston for low balling knowing this offer was made by a sentient human.
Yeah, someone said the Sox weren’t even close, and now it’s like… well yeah, no shit
Yeah, I'm glad they weren't close. This contract is insanity.
We offered a good deal for him too. Padres just really project his power to come back I guess
Preller on a coke binge is hardly sentient
I love how Cole hamels typo makes everyone think preller is on drugs hahah
(it’s been a meme for about two years that Preller does coke on r/padres and r/nlbest)
I remember seeing it on /r/Padres after the 2015 trade bonanza to get Shields, Myers, Kemp, Upton, and Kimbrel
I have no idea how this will turn out for us but I’m just hyped to see the Padres actually trying to compete. Never could’ve imagined it a while ago
Imagine telling someone a decade ago that the Padres would outspend the Red Sox and Cubs
The Cubs were ass in 2012. It wouldn’t be surprising at all.
Take care of him 😭
I’ll love him for you
[Don Diego Orsillo](https://twitter.com/DonOrsillo/status/1600728122239856642?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) is hyped, we'll treat him well.
> hyped to see the Padres actually trying to compete
See. That’s the thing. Trying to win and failing >>>> not even fucking trying. Fuck John stanton
Lol Preller has been making big moves going on 3 years now. You guys always go for it.
The last three years have been an anomaly for padre fans lol. Let me enjoy this
Every owner can afford to compete, but many choose not to. They shouldn't ever be let off the hook.
Even if this team somehow crashes and burns next season, I'm so hyped to watch them play. That hasn't always been the case, to say the least.
They've been trying to compete for 20 years
The Padres consistently had bottom 5-10 payrolls for most of the 21st century until recently
the Padres? We been watching the same team?
Spoiler: they have not been watching.
If by trying you mean playing baseball, then yes we’ve been trying.
Every team gave 110%
Not this hard though.
A RARE BOB BOMB?!?
Bob gets all the shitty crumbs at the table
We all forgot Bob hacked Passans account and was the man for a few hours during the lock out
Not like the contract will be movable after a few years anyway
Depends on structure, could see it being front loaded the first year to make room for the Ohtani and Soto contracts coming on the books in the future
Say it again slowly
That’s an insane deal. He will be released by 2028.
Great, so then it's a 5 year deal.
The money is guaranteed. The years are just to manipulate AAV for the luxury tax.
With a San Diego World Series Ring and I'm all for it. If the Padres win a single WS in the next 5 years, I legit don't care if they never win another before I die. I just want 1 single San Diego (Major) sports championship. LETS GO!!!!
Flags fly forever. It's annoying to watch \*insert meme of squidward watching patrick and spongebob running outside\* the pads and dodgers slinging moves left and right. But I'm happy for any fanbase that has an ownership/front office committed to winning. Congrats on the pickup padres bro/sis. GL next season.
Thanks a ton for the kind words. Good luck to your Giants!
ugh, get a room fart knocker
Hey no need to be jealous
Those last 5 years gonna be brutal
Last 7 most likely. He already took a big step back power wise and the average will go down year to year. Also everyone knows he is an average defender at best. This is the type of deal that can haunt a team for a while
I'm surprised people think this is as bad as they do. Among Phillies fans Xander was a close second for our preferred candidate, and he got a similar deal to Trea. In fact, the Padres offered Trea much more. Seems pretty in line with the expected market for the big SS.
That is one awful contract
I guess it’s just Swanson and Correa left. Ugh. We really gonna not get any of the top SS huh?
Would be funny if Corea was left with another short term deal with an opt out after the first year.
Tbh I’d love Correa on a 1-2 year deal. Like I’d be ecstatic. I do believe in Vaughn Grissom, but my god I don’t want him or Arcia to be our starting SS next year when you have fucking Lindor and Turner in NY and Philly respectively.
San Diego gonna have a wild lineup in 10 years. A bunch of grey hair and white beards.
Fuck Scott Boras
The NTC seems pretty standard nowadays for any deal over like 5 or 6 years
Hosmer flashbacks. But whatever, I'm just happy to see the Padres finally have an owner that spends big. San Diego has been sports pain HQ
Tbf I have a lot more faith in Bogey right now than I did for Hos when his deal was announced
Red sox are objectively worse without him 😈
Boy are you gonna regret this comment when the Chan Hoy Park revenge tour comes to the Bronx.
Nah moreso when they sign correa 🤮
nah honestly it’s the one team i’d be happy for him to go to, makes it doubly easier to root against him
I, too, would love it if the Red Sox signed Correa.
yeah but unfortunately he's good :(
this is unfortunately true, although we all wish he was a little more like marwin sometimes don’t we
Marcelo comes up in 24
I’m not banking my hopes on a prospect, no matter how good they are
Every great player started out as a prospect.
Yes and there are way more great prospects that turned out to be poor players. I really hope he’s a superstar but I won’t hang my hat on a 19 year old SS until he is proven in the bigs
That’s gonna be really bad next year when he put up a .750ish OPS next year (his career OPS outside of Boston)
I’m sure he’ll adjust just fine, I’ve watched him play a lot and always felt he was underrated. Glad to see him out of the division!
People said the same about Castellanos
I don't know why you hate the Padres so much.
His career wRC+ splits are
126 isn't terrible and he's around .300 in BA almost every year.
Now when he's 36+ it might be hard to watch.
I mean, its not like Petco is exactly a hitters park
Yea but he’s going from a very hitter friendly stadium to a pitcher friendly stadium and he’s been declining for years
WRC+ accounts for park factors. I don’t see a decline in his stats over the past few years
Eric Hosmer 2.0.
yeah this reeks of Seidler and Preller doing line after line of coke, begging boras for at least one of his clients to just take their fucking money already
Bringing in the player isn’t a bad idea. Handing out that kind of contract because you’re desperate to add someone is a massive risk.
I read this as “pegging boras”
Congrats. Hang the banner.
Are you an actual kpop/red velvet fan or did you just find a random girl pic for your banner lol? Either way this post is hilarious 😂
PARK SOO YOUNG!!! WHEN YOU SMILE!!! IM ALSO!!! HAPPY!!!
Can’t even get her name right smh my head 😤 her name is park sooyoung not soyoung 😤
[Me when I realize I disrespected Joy.](https://imgur.com/a/2TZppVt)
Does the is cancel out the Celtics ass whooping of my Suns rn? Ya know Pemdas and shit?
No because I think most sane fans know that contract is absurd…
Agreed like if the Diamondbacks did this I would shoot myself
The ferdiraps track is gonna go crazy next year
It friggin better. His stuff is cheesy but I think it's fun that he's having fun.
This is so funny my god
This gonna be fun
This is dumb. Correa will get overpaid even more now and it might be us doing that due to the Padres smoking something. Lol
Yeah this deal is awful.
The Jose Ramirez special