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NL West 2017 preview: San Diego Padres begin deep rebuilding behind Wil Myers, Austin Hedges, rookies

SAN DIEGO — There’s no pretending anymore with the San Diego Padres. They still shy away from using the word “rebuilding,” but that’s exactly what they’re doing. Their crazy, expensive shopping spree of two offseasons ago is a faded memory, with only All-Star first baseman Wil Myers remaining from a failed win-now attempt that saw them shed several propsects for established...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Myers goes deep as Padres knock 4 HRs in rout

The Padres treated fans on the right-center-field berm to a quartet of souvenirs during Monday's 12-2 victory over the Mariners. Wil Myers and Ryan Schimpf went deep in the first, before Jabari Blash and Luis Sardinas tacked on a pair of two-run shots later on.
2 days ago

Wil Myers Can’t Keep Disappearing on the Road in 2017

The 2016 season was one Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres had been waiting for. After failing to play in more than 88 games during each of his first three MLB seasons, the outfielder turned first baseman suited up for a career-high 157 ballgames and earned his first-ever All-Star selection last year. It seems as though this kind of performance took forever, but that happens with...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Asuaje and Wil Myers on Launch Angles

Last week, we ran an interview with Charlie Blackmon and Chris Denorfia on the subject of swing paths and launch angles. If you read the piece, you’ll recall that the Rockies outfielders share a similar philosophy, but come to it in different ways. One is studious in his pursuit of the science, while the other is satisfied to be aware of the launch-angle concept. San Diego Padres...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
February 15, 2017  |  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

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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