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zcd29

Oh god we’re gonna have a 41 year old short stop


uknownick

He will move to 3B, then 1B and then DH. He won’t be playing SS for a big part of that contract


Panguin9

Given that they already have like 5 shortstops, he might never play shortstop again


SkimBeans

He arguably shouldn’t be playing Shortstop at all


Tyrxgow

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.


Mustardo123

He will do whatever the Padres tell him to do.


Tyrxgow

Sure, just like fernando


sd_pinstripes

That's not how the meetings with AJ go. After 280M, I'm sure he agreed to everything.


burts_beads

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.


Tyrxgow

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.


burts_beads

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.


Tyrxgow

You don't need power at first/third/dh? Since when?


burts_beads

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


uknownick

Good luck to SDP then. Gonna be fun


Conclusion_Fickle

He'll be a DH by then.


BigBenson1994

Tatis is going to put a motor on his wheel chair


clownbaby4_

He probably won’t be in the padres by then


JanitorOfSanDiego

by then baseball will have two DH spots


NuggetBiscuits69

Preller will have tried to sign like 10 more top-tier shortstops by then, so I wouldn’t worry too much.


xRememberTheCant

No you aren’t. He’ll be cut long before that.


PlayaSlayaX

Fuck, I spelled his name wrong. [Nightengale]. My bad.


[deleted]

He spells his name wrong too, it’s fine


MoistMaster_2577

You better be sorry JON HEYMAN


[deleted]

What a Boob


PlayaSlayaX

This is my ~~Arson Judge~~ moment, FR.


cmatj392

Retract this now!


sam_e5

This is the moment u/PlayaSlayaX became Bob Nightengale.


Jeff_Banks_Monkey

Once you go boob you never go back


AbraxasWasADragon

Good for him


rollo2masi

I cri evrytiem


Patrick2701

Scott boras is genius, I can’t believe this, I just can’t


sjj342

Let's not crown him until we hear what Padres puns he has cooked up


greatwalrus

"X marks the spot as the Padres proved they're the Dads of the big leagues and bogarted Xander from the Red Sox."


sjj342

Sounds about right if you replace "Red Sox" with "So-sos"


Borrum

For real. There’s a reason nearly every top player is with him for representation. He gets insane deals for his players.


tuckedfexas

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


ttam23

Padres are gonna be tough as hell next season.


robmcolonna123

Idk, Xander has always been incredibly in any stadium not named Fenway


brandon0297

Incredibly wat


StickyShoes77

Handsome


jmsheehy19

I did the research, it checks out


MyDadIsTheMan

Yes


brandon0297

no


unfortunatebastard

**In any stadium not named Fenway**


brandon0297

In any stadium not named fenway wat?


unfortunatebastard

Yes


Grantology

Hugh Mungus


brandon0297

Hugh Mungus wat Is that sexual harassment?


a_teenage_spaceship

.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.


AhLibLibLib

Tbf a lot of players hit better at home


BUSean

I can't even be mad at Boston for low balling knowing this offer was made by a sentient human.


badonkagonk

Yeah, someone said the Sox weren’t even close, and now it’s like… well yeah, no shit


ThicDikDaddy

Yeah, I'm glad they weren't close. This contract is insanity.


12211154

We offered a good deal for him too. Padres just really project his power to come back I guess


Craig_the_Intern

Preller on a coke binge is hardly sentient


rainbowhotpocket

I love how Cole hamels typo makes everyone think preller is on drugs hahah


Craig_the_Intern

(it’s been a meme for about two years that Preller does coke on r/padres and r/nlbest)


SdBolts4

I remember seeing it on /r/Padres after the 2015 trade bonanza to get Shields, Myers, Kemp, Upton, and Kimbrel


TheEnragedBushman

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


JZobel

Imagine telling someone a decade ago that the Padres would outspend the Red Sox and Cubs


Take_Exit_Left

The Cubs were ass in 2012. It wouldn’t be surprising at all.


RekklesDriver

Take care of him 😭


TheEnragedBushman

I’ll love him for you


SdBolts4

[Don Diego Orsillo](https://twitter.com/DonOrsillo/status/1600728122239856642?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet) is hyped, we'll treat him well.


SexiestPanda

> 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


yoboapp

Lol Preller has been making big moves going on 3 years now. You guys always go for it.


TheEnragedBushman

The last three years have been an anomaly for padre fans lol. Let me enjoy this


threehundredthousand

Every owner can afford to compete, but many choose not to. They shouldn't ever be let off the hook.


LAudre41

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.


lancethruster12

They've been trying to compete for 20 years


JZobel

The Padres consistently had bottom 5-10 payrolls for most of the 21st century until recently


JanitorOfSanDiego

the Padres? We been watching the same team?


somefunmaths

Spoiler: they have not been watching.


scoot87

If by trying you mean playing baseball, then yes we’ve been trying.


GerryofSanDiego

Every team gave 110%


[deleted]

Not this hard though.


FriendlyFreeman

A RARE BOB BOMB?!?


Beach_house_on_fire

Bob gets all the shitty crumbs at the table


FordEcosportFanatic

We all forgot Bob hacked Passans account and was the man for a few hours during the lock out


Ok_Basket6575

https://youtu.be/bmP3UHXYi28


JZobel

Not like the contract will be movable after a few years anyway


sjj342

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


DiscountSoOn

Say it again slowly


TexTiger

That’s an insane deal. He will be released by 2028.


cooljammer00

Great, so then it's a 5 year deal. The money is guaranteed. The years are just to manipulate AAV for the luxury tax.


Fartnocker1420

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!!!!


the3natural

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.


Fartnocker1420

Thanks a ton for the kind words. Good luck to your Giants!


Gringo-Bandolero

ugh, get a room fart knocker


HyImHylo

Hey no need to be jealous


FritosRule

Those last 5 years gonna be brutal


12211154

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


Prussia_of_India

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.


[deleted]

Jesus man


conker1264

That is one awful contract


JDtheWulfe

I guess it’s just Swanson and Correa left. Ugh. We really gonna not get any of the top SS huh?


woodenbike1234

Would be funny if Corea was left with another short term deal with an opt out after the first year.


JDtheWulfe

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.


The_Wata_Boy

San Diego gonna have a wild lineup in 10 years. A bunch of grey hair and white beards.


No-Beautiful-1867

Fuck Scott Boras


Jeff_Banks_Monkey

The NTC seems pretty standard nowadays for any deal over like 5 or 6 years


CJDistasio

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


ThePuzzledPanda

Tbf I have a lot more faith in Bogey right now than I did for Hos when his deal was announced


homiej420

Red sox are objectively worse without him 😈


AthleteNormal

Boy are you gonna regret this comment when the Chan Hoy Park revenge tour comes to the Bronx.


homiej420

Nah moreso when they sign correa 🤮


mylesA747

nah honestly it’s the one team i’d be happy for him to go to, makes it doubly easier to root against him


ThicDikDaddy

I, too, would love it if the Red Sox signed Correa.


homiej420

yeah but unfortunately he's good :(


mylesA747

this is unfortunately true, although we all wish he was a little more like marwin sometimes don’t we


12211154

Marcelo comes up in 24


giganticsteps

I’m not banking my hopes on a prospect, no matter how good they are


12211154

Every great player started out as a prospect.


giganticsteps

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


robmcolonna123

That’s gonna be really bad next year when he put up a .750ish OPS next year (his career OPS outside of Boston)


BigToeJ0e

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!


robmcolonna123

People said the same about Castellanos


JanitorOfSanDiego

I don't know why you hate the Padres so much. His career wRC+ splits are 126 away 141 home 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.


The_Moustache

I mean, its not like Petco is exactly a hitters park


robmcolonna123

Yea but he’s going from a very hitter friendly stadium to a pitcher friendly stadium and he’s been declining for years


JanitorOfSanDiego

WRC+ accounts for park factors. I don’t see a decline in his stats over the past few years


omegakukki

Eric Hosmer 2.0.


mylesA747

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


omegakukki

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.


ProfessionalTop2427

I read this as “pegging boras”


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omegakukki

Congrats. Hang the banner.


Kitchen_Ad5522

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 😂


omegakukki

PARK SOO YOUNG!!! WHEN YOU SMILE!!! IM ALSO!!! HAPPY!!!


Kitchen_Ad5522

Can’t even get her name right smh my head 😤 her name is park sooyoung not soyoung 😤


omegakukki

[Me when I realize I disrespected Joy.](https://imgur.com/a/2TZppVt)


DueYard

Does the is cancel out the Celtics ass whooping of my Suns rn? Ya know Pemdas and shit?


FSDomino

No because I think most sane fans know that contract is absurd…


DueYard

Agreed like if the Diamondbacks did this I would shoot myself


ChunkyMilkSubstance

The ferdiraps track is gonna go crazy next year


WarmishCheese2

It friggin better. His stuff is cheesy but I think it's fun that he's having fun.


Minimum-Dot-3383

This is so funny my god


uknownick

This gonna be fun


jcmiller210

This is dumb. Correa will get overpaid even more now and it might be us doing that due to the Padres smoking something. Lol


CohenMetsBurner

Yeah this deal is awful.


UkrainianThor

The Jose Ramirez special