Perhaps the most important player in Washington Nationals history never to wear the uniform, it was the Tampa Bay Rays desire to trade Wil Myers away before he made real money that sent him to San Diego in a three-way deal. The Pads got Myers and three others.
Tampa received a bucket of warm spit while the Nats scored Joe Ross and a player to be named later. Some scrub named Trea Turner.
Myers is having his best year of his career with San Diego. His slash line of .275/.319/.529 are or near career highs. His .848 OPS adjusts to 122, a career best. With 23 extra-base hits and 29 RBI, he is the offense.
Signed through 2022 with a team option for 2023, the Padres will get offers for the first baseman, but not from Washington. In a year where 12 players are currently hurt, San Diego will think about moving him¸ even with his $4.5 million price tag the next two years.
Myers will get paid, as his contract breaks $20 million from 2020 onward, but chances are it will not be in San Diego.
Against Washington, Myers hit well in 2016. In six games, he slashed .364/.481/.773 for two homers and seven RBI.