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San Diego Padres: Myers Ready to Assume Leadership Role by Example

Through his demeanor thus far in the early stages of spring training, first baseman Wil Myers has proven himself to be ready to assume leadership of the young San Diego Padres. Ever since the departure of the great Trevor Hoffman, the San Diego Padres have been in search of a true leader, a true face […] San Diego Padres: Myers Ready to Assume Leadership Role by Example - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Myers sets lofty goal of 40 homers, 40 steals

Speaking last October, Wil Myers -- never one to set the bar low -- proclaimed his desire to reach 30 homers and 30 steals in 2017. Myers arrived in Padres camp Thursday with a new target in mind: He wants 40-40.
Via Padres.com
5 days ago

Top 10 MLB first basemen for 2017

There are few positions that are both more fun – while simultaneously difficult – to breakdown than first base. It is annually the home many of the most impressive hitters in the game, and limiting that assessment to simply a top 10 ensures there will be some impact players left on the outside. But is also guarantees an all-out fight to make it to the top. This year’s list...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big contract in hand, Myers embraces role as face of Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers was so pumped up to become the face of the San Diego Padres via an $83 million contract that his first big purchase was a nice suit to wear to a news conference Monday. This being laid-back San Diego, though, he passed on wearing a tie. The Padres will count on their dapper All-Star first baseman to help get them through some expected lean years as they...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Cashes In on Rare Deal

Wil Myers was always going to be the San Diego Padres’ highest-paid player in 2017, regardless of whether he signed a new contract. In arbitration, Myers had around $4 million coming to him, which is quite a bit more than Yangervis Solarte‘s $2.1 million, the Padres’ other highest-paid player. Myers figures to provide a 25% increase on the $12 million already guaranteed to...
Via Fangraphs
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Wil Myers, Padres finalize $83 million, 6-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) First baseman Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have finalized an $83 million, six-year contract, the largest deal in the team's history. The 26-year-old Myers hit 28 homers and drove in 94 runs last season and also stole 28 bases. Myers, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, receives a $15 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable within 15...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Myers' deal with Padres worth $83 million

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- First baseman Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have finalized an $83 million, six-year contract, the largest deal in the team's history.The 26-year-old Myers hit 28 homers and drove in 94 runs last season and also stole 28 bases.Myers, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, receives a $15 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable within 15 days...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Padres signing Wil Myers to six-year contract extension

  The San Diego Padres are close to locking up Wil Myers for several seasons, according to a report. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Padres and Myers are close on a six-year contract extension for more than $80 million. Sources: #Padres close to signing Wil Myers to six-year contract for more than $80M. Deal would cover three years of arb, three FA years. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wil Myers gets beaned by brother during HR Derby

Wil Myers may have been the victim of some sibling revenge during Monday’s Home Run Derby at Petco Park. The San Diego Padres first baseman was the hometown representative participating in the event and made it a family affair by asking his brother, Beau, to be his pitcher. Beau is a young player at Appalachian State, but he very clearly needs to work on his throwing accuracy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would entertain offers for Wil Myers

Wil Myers has turned into one of the few success stories to come out of Padres GM A.J. Preller’s extravagant 2014-2015 offseason, but even he may reportedly be a victim of San Diego’s rebuilding plan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres are “open” to trading their first baseman. Myers could probably fetch quite a bit on the market. He’s taken to first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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