Padres: 3 likely trade partners for Wil Myers this offseason

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SAN DIEGO, CA – MARCH 28: San Diego Padres manager Andy  Green (L) talks to Padres general manager A.J.  Preller before the San Diego Padres played the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day at Petco Park March 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

We take a look at three teams that could make sense for the San Diego Padres to try and trade Wil Myers to this offseason.

One of the biggest challenges for San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller this offseason will be finding a trade partner for Wil Myers.

There is no question that he’ll be shopping the struggling outfielder this offseason, the question is whether or not he can find someone willing to take on part of that disastrous contract.

The Padres gave him a six-year $83 million extension before the 2017 season and have seen him decline each season since that All-Star season in 2016.

FanGraphs had him as a 3.5 WAR player in 2016 but he had a WAR of just 0.5 in 2019.

He was actually a 1.8 WAR player in 2018 despite playing in only 83 games because of injury, but it’s clear his skills are diminishing and he is no longer in the future plans.

With San Diego looking to potentially take on another big contract this offseason while looking to bring on a frontline starter like Stephen Strasburg or Gerrit Cole, they’ll need to find a way to shed some money.

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And it doesn’t make sense for them to swap bad contracts with another team because it’s more about moving the money.

But it’s not like this is an impossible task.

There are teams out there who are rebuilding who would gladly take on most of Myers’ contract along with a couple of prospects.

And I even think the Padres could get a solid player in return dealing with these teams, but again, the main point is to free up money for other moves.

We’re going to focus on three such teams that are in that position who could be landing spots for Wil Myers this offseason if Preller can trade him.

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