Can Wil Myers be traded and more money spent?
This really has been the biggest question all offseason, can Preller move Wil Myers and his contract?
Just as a reminder because we haven’t talked about it on here in a while, Myers is guaranteed $68.5 million over the next three years making $22.5 million in each of the next three seasons with a $1 million buyout in 2023 or $20 million team option.
We always knew it was going to be near impossible to move most of that contract, and the longer this offseason has gone the less likely I think it’s going to happen.
What I believe will happen know, or at least what I think is the best case scenario for the Padres, is that Myers has a productive season and they try to move him next offseason.
It will be a lot easier to move him with just two years left on that contract. Moving him with three years left seems almost impossible.
But one would have to think that if Myers can’t be moved that really limits what the Padres can do financially the rest of this offseason and during the season.
Hopefully I’m wrong on this and the front office is ready to spend with top half of the league, but we’ve just never seen that happen before.
They’re already in the top half as Spotrac ranks them with the 13th highest payroll in baseball going into 2020.
Last season they finished with the 24th highest just over $100 million, which is around where they’ve ranked for the past decade.
Again, maybe this is something new and the front office is ready to spend, but I’m not going to get my hopes up.