Bradford William Davis: Fernando Tatis Jr. exemplifies the Padres’ stunning pursuit of normalcy

Wouldn’t it be nice if any discussion of Fernando Tatis Jr. and his 14-year mega-deal with the San Diego Padres started and ended with the $340 million man? Yes, a 22-year-old generational talent who also brings a singular flair to his approach — think Mike Trout with enough seasoning for his style to match the stats — should be the focus, along with prop bets on who leads the team in Slam Diegos. But when other star-level players on contending teams are more likely to be promoted in trades than positioned as centerpieces for their next title run, appreciating the Tatis deal doesn’t start with…

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