A couple weeks ago it was reported on Philly.com that the Padres had talked to the Phillies about trading Cole Hamels for Wil Myers. Hometown kid Hamels was said to favor the Padres as a next stop in his career even though he was never much of a Padres fan growing up.
Now Jon Heyman is saying that Wil Myers is no longer involved the trade discussion but the Padres remain favorites for landing Hamels if they put together a package of their best prospects.
The more likely scenario would have San Diego sending a prospect package to Philly. The Padres have managed to keep most of their highest rated prospects even after all their many trades, with the top trio of outfielder Hunter Renfroe, pitcher Matt Wisler and catcher Austin Hedges seemingly on everyone's wish list.
This effed up graphic appeared on the MLB Network last week with a similar list of players much to the dismay of Padres fans.
The question remains, are the Padres going for broke this season? Will they be competitive enough to trade away their future? Personally I don't think so but I've got to agree with @ParkAtThePark, if they really think this is their year then no one is untouchable.
If you're a believer in this year, then there are no minor league untouchables.— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) January 13, 2015