Fernando Tatis Jr. signed a 14-year contract with the Padres worth $340 million this week. This will keep Tatis Jr. in San Diego through the 2034 season. Or at least on some team's payroll. Honestly, who knows where any of us will be that far into the future?
For example, 39-year-old former actress Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, will be in her 50's with two kids. Sorry, two teenagers. Their cousin, Prince George, will be old enough to drink. In America. And not to get too far ahead of ourselves or spoil Netflix's The Crown, but by the time Tatis hits free agency, their uncle might be King of England.
But why are we talking about that? How will baseball look in 2034? Well, we now know that there are at least two people who will definitely collect a paycheck from an MLB team that year: Fernando Tatis Jr. and Bobby Bonilla.