The San Diego Padres are on the verge of another losing season following a disappointing 2015 season that was full potential. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Padres are open to trading first baseman Wil Myers as part of their rebuilding process. Should the Boston Red Sox be interested in acquiring Myers from the Padres?
Jon Heyman of Knuckleball News noted in his report that the Padres are willing to talk with teams interested in Myers, who is having his best season in the majors. He is hitting .281 with 14 home runs and 39 RBIs.
Myers was acquired by the Padres from the Tampa Bay Rays last season wherein he was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2013. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and one of the top prospects in baseball. However, he traded to Tampa Bay in the James Shields trade in 2012.
The 25-year-old has finally shown his potential after struggling in the past couple of seasons. If he is on the trading block, should the Red Sox consider trading for him? According to Ben Buchanan of SB Nation, expect Boston to be one of his suitors.
Buchanan mentioned the left field need in Boston with Chris Young and Blake Swihart doing an okay job. Although Myers is not a sure thing, he’s 25 and under team control until 2019. He’s also played well since switching positions from left field to first baseman.
It should be noted that the Red Sox will have to trade a good amount of assets for Myers. They also have a prospect waiting to be called up, Andrew Benintendi. The Padres can also just keep Myers and let him become one of the team’s core.
San Diego has started trading players from their failed 2015 season with James Shields being dealt to the Chicago White Sox on June 4. On the other hand, the Red Sox are in a tight race with the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the AL East.
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