Fernando Tatis Jr. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. Interested In Discussing Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller unsurprisingly expressed interest in signing superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a long-term extension. Tatis has interest as well, though the two sides haven’t yet begun negotiations, per MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell. Preller did..." October 14

  • Cody Bellinger to Fernando Tatis Jr.: 'I would have been so mad' if you robbed me like that

    MLB.com "Cody Bellinger robbed Fernando Tatis Jr. in the catch heard around the world during Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday night. In a team sport, it was a rare one-on-one moment between two of baseball's biggest superstars. It was awesome. Emotions, of course, ran high after..." October 09

  • Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr.: 'I'm going to remember this feeling' after being eliminated by Dodgers

    MLB.com "In a season unlike any before it, the Padres made a statement in 2020. One of the most exciting teams in franchise history put forth one of the most successful seasons in franchise history. They became “Slam Diego.” And with one of the youngest rosters in baseball, there’s..." October 09

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. is the towering personality baseball hasn’t had since Ken Griffey Jr.

    SB Nation "Fernando Tatis Jr. stepped to the plate in the sixth inning with his San Diego Padres trailing the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, in what could be the last game of their season. San Diego had been the most exciting young team in baseball all year, but their Game 1 loss to..." October 03

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. explodes onto the October scene

    ESPN "You're looking at the wrong thing. It's understandable. A bat goes flying in the air, end over end, propelled into the night in a fit of passion, and it inevitably draws every eye laid upon it. There is something magnetic about a bat flip, and the one Fernando Tatis Jr...." October 02

  • James Shields: People in San Diego still thank me for Tatis trade

    The Score "James Shields played a season-and-a-half with the San Diego Padres, winning 15 games and authoring a 4.00 ERA after signing a four-year, $75-million deal with the team in 2015. While his performance was less than adequate for the Padres during his brief tenure with the club, the..." October 02

  • MVP talk growing as loud as Fernando Tatis Jr.'s bat

    MLB.com "Ken Caminiti might have company. It has been nearly a quarter century since any Padre made a serious run at the National League MVP Award. But a 21-year-old shortstop with a sweet swing and endless swagger seems intent to change that. Fernando Tatis Jr. ’s..." September 05

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. achieves rare feat with home run on top of building

    Larry Brown Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to crush the ball for the Padres this season, and he achieved a rare feat as well. On Thursday, the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 10-7 in the first game of a doubleheader. Tatis Jr. homered as part of a back-to-back with Manny Machado in the sixth..." August 28

  • Even Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Bat Drops Are Epic

    The Big Lead "Fernando Tatis Jr. and his San Diego Padres authored an incredible comeback Thursday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners. They entered the bottom of the 7th inning (the final inning of the shortened game) trailing 7-3, and won 10-7 after scoring..." August 27

  • Rangers' Chris Woodward surprised by Fernando Tatis Jr. backlash

    The Score "San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. broke Major League Baseball's unwritten rules last week when he hit a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch with his team already well ahead against the Rangers. Now, after voicing his displeasure with the homer, Texas manager Chris..." August 26

  • MLB midseason awards: Nelson Cruz, Fernando Tatis Jr. could be the oldest and youngest MVPs in history

    USA Today "It's hard to believe the 2020 Major League Baseball season is already at its halfway point – but here we are. Early returns had offense down league-wide, but things have turned around in recent weeks and we're seeing some jaw-dropping performances from stars young and..." August 26

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. trolls Rangers with crybaby celebration

    Sportsnaut "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is quickly becoming one of the young faces of Major League Baseball. After a dazzling rookie season in Southern California, Tatis has opened the truncated 2020 campaign on absolute fire. He’s also drawn the ire of..." August 20

  • Why there's a silver lining in the Fernando Tatis Jr. grand slam controversy

    CBS Sports "There's apparently a so-called "old school" unwritten rule that says a player shouldn't be swinging at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded and a seven-run lead. It's beyond stupid to me and we (the CBS Sports MLB team) outlined all the reasons why it's..." August 19

  • Dave Roberts siding with Fernando Tatis Jr in 3-0 swing controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "Dave Roberts has been around the game of baseball for several decades now, but he is not an absolute stickler for the game’s unwritten rules. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers manager addressed the controversy over San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. and his swing on a..." August 18

  • Yankees’ star Gerrit Cole defends Fernando Tatís Jr. for controversial grand slam

    Sportsnaut "A day after San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. drew criticism for breaking an unwritten rule for his controversial grand slam in a blowout, New York Yankees star Gerrit Cole became the latest MLB player to defend Tatis Jr. During Monday’s game against the Texas..." August 18

  • Trevor Bauer Goes Viral Over His Message To Fernando Tatis Jr. Apologizing For Hitting Grand Slam

    Total Pro Sports "The major story in baseball this week has to do with a player actually doing a despicable thing by….hitting a baseball out of a stadium for a grand slam. You would think he gets paid to do that or something. San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has been blasted by folks for..." August 18

  • Fernando Tatís Jr. Apologizes For Hitting Grand Slam

    Total Pro Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr.’s first grand slam gave the 21-year-old the major league lead in home runs over Mike Trout and a career-high seven RBIs. It should’ve been a great moment, but it quickly turned sour when he began to get blasted for his actions. Tatis Jr. came to the..." August 18

  • Rangers pitcher Ian Gibaut, manager Chris Woodward suspended for actions after Fernando Tatis Jr. after grand slam

    USA Today "Major League Baseball suspended Texas Rangers pitcher Ian Gibaut and manager Chris Woodward for the team's actions following a grand slam by San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in Monday night's game. Gibaut, who received a three-game suspension, threw..." August 18

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Learned This Selfish Behavior From His Dad

    The Big Lead "Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch up seven runs in last night's San Diego-Texas game. Management from both teams would have preferred he take that pitch because baseball is a gentlemen's game. The exciting event predictably sparked a less-exciting debate over..." August 18

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto are breaking baseball's unwritten rules. Isn't it great?

    ESPN "I thought we were over all this stuff. If Jose Bautista's home run and bat flip in the 2015 playoffs was the zenith of baseball's culture wars and "play the game the right way" zealots, it seemed we had come around on the issue. Starting in the 2018 postseason and..." August 18

  • Jayce Tingler should always have green light on for Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr.

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Because he’s a rookie manager and baseball’s “unwritten rules” have caused many smart leaders to turn dumb, if momentarily, it’s only right to give Jayce Tingler a mulligan for his alarming error Monday night in Texas. But he needs to not do it..." August 18

  • Chris Woodward ‘didn’t like’ Fernando Tatis Jr. swinging 3-0 with a large lead in Rangers’ loss

    Dallas Morning News "With the count 3-0 in the top of eighth inning, Fernando Tatis hit his second home run in as many innings. It was an opposite-field grand slam for the 21-year-old phenom. It put San Diego up by 11 runs at the time, and only increased the blowout in Texas’ 14-4..." August 18

  • Fernando Tatis Sr.: Cardinals had many chances to sign Fernando Tatis Jr.

    The Score "In what may become one of Major League Baseball's greatest what-if scenarios, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. very easily could have been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Even before Tatis signed with the Chicago White Sox as an amateur..." August 14

  • Padres, Fernando Tatís Jr. closing in on contract extension?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In contract talks that began in the offseason, it was made clear to Fernando Tatis Jr. that the Padres would like to keep him around for a long time. Tatis has said he wants to be a significant part of the franchise’s history, to win championships and have his statue join those of Tony..." August 11

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.: Bringing Joy Back To Baseball

    ESPN "Fernando Tatis Jr. does not move as much as he bebops, from person to person, place to place or, when he was 8, roof to pavement. He tried to backflip off his house and into his pool, missed and shattered his right femur. At the hospital, upon glancing at his hip-to-ankle cast,..." August 10

  • MLB world reacts to ridiculous recent play of Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Sportsnaut "San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been one fire during the early stages of his sophomore campaign.  The 2019 National League Rookie of the Year runner-up entered Saturday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks hitting .291 with five homers,..." August 09

  • Daniel Bard not the only 2020 comeback story

    MLB.com "This young season has already given us some comeback stories for the ages. Daniel Bard’s return is screenplay worthy. So is Carlos Carrasco’s. But we have lots of other notable returns from players who are changing their career arcs and reminding us we should not underestimate the..." August 09

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Is Baseball's Most Exciting Player

    The Big Lead "Fernando Tatis Jr. just can't stop doing amazing things on a baseball field. The San Diego Padres shortstop launched a massive home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday night that included the bat flip of the year and was dripping with swagger. In doing so he..." August 07

  • 3 Surprise Players Who Could Steal the NL MVP Award in a 60-Game Season

    12 Up "The 2020 MLB season, if it even happens, will likely be around 60 games, as the owners are not willing to go higher than that number of games to be played. The shortened season will make this awards race incredibly unusual, as starting pitchers will only have 10 or 11 starts to pull away in the..." June 21