Padres: 3 likely trade partners for Wil Myers this offseason

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres walks to the dugout after being ejected from the game during the ninth inning of a baseball game against Chicago Cubs at Petco Park September 12, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres walks to the dugout after being ejected from the game during the ninth inning of a baseball game against Chicago Cubs at Petco Park September 12, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – AUGUST 21: Whit  Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 21, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – AUGUST 21: Whit  Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 21, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

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The Kansas City Royals are a team that is definitely in the middle of a rebuild and looking to acquire top-level prospects to boost their farm system.

And they currently have a very small payroll that could take on a contract like Myers and then either dump him or look to flip him if he ever regains his value.

The Royals are not likely to compete over the final three years of Myers’ contract, so by the time they are ready to spend again, he’ll be off their books.

And I’m actually going to steal a trade idea that I saw on Royals Review.

In the article, they propose trading Whit Merrifield from the Royals for Wil Myers, Luis Urias, Tirso Ornelas, and Hudson Head.

Even more, they include taking on all of Myers’ contract.

If the Royals are willing to do that move I’d think A.J. Preller would sign on in an instant.

You get rid of a giant black hole in Myers and all of his contract and don’t give away any of your top 10 prospects (now that Urias has graduated).

AND, you get a great player in return in Whit Merrifield. The soon-to-be 31-year-old utilityman is under team control for at least three more seasons at a very affordable price.

I think that’d be a steal for the Padres. Even without Merrifield coming back in this deal I’d be tempted to pull the trigger if I’m Preller.

Whether or not that’s the deal that gets it done, I do think the Royals are an ideal trade partner for the Padres and Myers.

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