This past Winter, Wil Myers became the recipient of the biggest contract in Padres history, which in turn effectively made him the face of the franchise for possibly the next six years. Soon, he and the rest of the Padres roster (along with the organization's non-roster invitees) will make their way out to Peoria, Arizona for Spring Training, and the 2017 season will get underway. But really, the 2017 season got underway in October. And Myers, the former All-Star who has arguably the highest expectations to live up to in the coming years, has been getting his work in to prepare for it.
It's pretty well-known that this upcoming Padres squad isn't the flashiest and likely will sit somewhere in the bottom of the NL West for most, if not all, of the season. But we will hopefully be able to look to Myers to lead the team to contention in a few years, and he seems ready to take on that role, starting with 2017 when he hopes to achieve his goal of going 40/40.
In this video from Whistle Sports, Myers discusses his offseason regimen and how he's spent the last few months preparing for the season. He also talks about his career up to this point, his love for San Diego, and his excitement to continue playing for the Padres.
With the Padres in full rebuilding mode and not expected to contend seriously for a few years, Myers will hopefully be one of the bright spots in what may be a few seasons of futility for Padres baseball.