Bryce Miller: Padres eye deal with Fernando Tatis Jr. as unique money factors swirl

SAN DIEGO — As financial factors collide like bumper cars at Coney Island and the Padres creep ever closer to the unrelenting Dodgers, they are experiencing a unique type of whiplash. The pandemic bruised the books. The contracts of Manny Machado, Erik Hosmer and Wil Myers will chew up $70 million if they play 162 games in 2021. Stakes soared with a historic trade-deadline push. Injuries to Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet spiked the need for starting pitching. Urgency to lock down electric shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. lingers. This will be the ultimate test of the baseball operations departm…

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