According to Ken Rosenthal and his sources, the Padres are discussing a HUGE deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that would send outfielder Wil Myers to San Diego.
Sources: #Padres, #Rays discussing significant trade. Talks involve a number of players. Wil Myers would be main piece going to SD.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 16, 2014
That's some serious deal making going on there. Obviously this is just a "discussion" and "sources", but the fact that there is a discussion and the Rays are willing to part with Wil Myers is something to pay really, reallllllly close attention to. With this in the works, rumors of Justin Upton coming to Petco would be a thing of the past.
Myers is coming off a "down" year in 2014 following his 2013 Rookie of the Year campaign. Only batting .222 with 6 HRs last year, Myers is still a very hot commodity. His 2014 season was hampered by a broken wrist, which played a huge part in his troubles. He's only 24 years old and has got until 2017 to become arbitration eligible. For now, we just need to wait and watch. But, this could be the next big trade for San Diego in an already interesting offseason for AJ Preller.