David wrote:i can't imagine what special kind of nuts you have to be to take wil myers and manuel margot over all those dudes we have who are all better, or all those dudes on the dodgers
Heyman had an article on it that was mostly nonsense, but had a few good points.
1. Because the Padres are so terrible, they can most afford to give him a shot at being a legit two-way guy this year.
2. The Padres farm is pretty great, and they have no money on the books, so with Ohtani in the fold they actually look very promising for 2019 on. And Ohtani would be getting in on the ground floor of that.
3. He'd get to be 'THE guy.' (Though he's probably the best player on the Rangers or Mariners as well?)
I don't know if I buy those reasons as being worth choosing the Padres, but they're something.