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Morning Mound Visit: Padres extend Fernando Tatís Jr. to record-breaking deal

Tatís will be a Padre longer than anyone but Tony Gwynn; Cubs re-sign Pedro Strop; Eric Longenhagen’s Top 100

National League Division Series Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers v. San Diego Padres Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via Getty Images

MTPeterson | Gaslamp Ball: The Padres signed Fernando Tatís Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million extension. This is the third-largest contract in baseball history, and the largest deal for a pre-arbitration player. If Tatís finishes the deal in San Diego, he’ll have the most seasons played with the Padres than anyone except Tony Gwynn. He’ll be tied with Trevor Hoffman.

Al Yellon | Bleed Cubbie Blue: Shortly after bringing back Jake Arrieta, the Cubs re-signed Pedro Strop to a minor-league deal. Strop also came with Arrieta initially in a trade with the Orioles and played a huge role in the 2016 championship team. Recent years haven’t been kind, but Strop is one of the better relievers in Cubs history.

Eric Longenhagen | FanGraphs: FanGraphs’ prospect expert, Eric Longenhagen, has released his Top 100 (and change) prospects for 2021. You’ll never guess who took the number one spot. And by number one spot, I mean the first spot after Wander Franco.