Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado stolethe majority of the headlines for the Padres offensive, and rookie Jake Cronenworth got his fair share of attention as one of the league’s most-exciting rookies.
But one player who consistently delivered over and over again was outfielder Wil Myers.
In 55 games, Myers recorded 57 hits, 34 runs scored, 40 RBIs and 15 home runs, good for third on the team. In this abbreviated season, Myers’ pace would have easily crushed his season-high mark of 30 deep shots which he recorded back in 2017. He ended the season slashing .288/.353/.606.
Due to all of this, Bleacher Report’s Zachaery Rymer believes the Padres should take advantage and attempt to sell high on Myers this offseason.
“The San Diego Padres made the playoffs this year for the first time since 2006 and left little doubt they’re merely getting started as contenders. If the Padres have a problem, it’s that they might already be spending beyond their comfort zone. Their payroll typically ranks in the bottom third of MLB. This year, it opened as the 15th-highest.”
“But San Diego has a golden opportunity to shed some payroll by selling high on right fielder Wil Myers. Keeping him might seem like a better idea, given that he mashed with a 159 OPS+ and 15 homers this season. But he also has a history of inconsistency, and he’ll turn 30 on December 10. As such, the Padres will probably look to move his $22.5 million salaries for 2021 and 2022.”
How do you all feel about moving on from Myers after he had the year he did? Is it worth it for the betterment of the team, or should Myers stick around for another year in an attempt to run it back to the playoffs in 2021? Let me know in the comments below.