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Myers ruled out after fan interferes on foul ball

Wil Myers was robbed of an at-bat and the Padres were robbed of extending their best rally in some time when a fan interfered with a foul ball Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Via Padres.com
18 hours ago

Padres' Jankowski went undercover to try and sell his jersey

The San Diego Padres aren’t a good team. The Friars are 13-20 this season, sitting at fourth place in the NL West, eight games back of the first place Colorado Rockies. They also don’t have very many recognizable players, with star first baseman Wil Myers and veteran starter Jered Weaver standing out from a pack of more anonymous players, both of the “young” and “journeyman”...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

10 MLB players off to scorching hot starts

The 2017 MLB season isn’t even two weeks old, yet some players have already separated themselves from the crowd by starting off the season on the right foot.There are some batters hitting over .400 in the early going, while some pitchers have yet to register an ERA thanks to tossing scoreless innings.Here’s a look at the 10 hottest players so far this season.1. Yoenis Cespedes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Wil Myers hits for the second cycle in San Diego Padres history

There isn’t going to be much to like about the 2017 San Diego Padres, but Wil Myers is certainly something to like. After a being a highly regarded prospect — with Tampa Bay — and having a couple of disappointing seasons, Myers hit 28 homers and was worth 3.8 WAR (per FanGraphs) in 2016 for the Padres. Myers is off to another tremendous start this season, with three homers...
Via The Comeback
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Can’t Keep Disappearing on the Road in 2017

The 2016 season was one Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres had been waiting for. After failing to play in more than 88 games during each of his first three MLB seasons, the outfielder turned first baseman suited up for a career-high 157 ballgames and earned his first-ever All-Star selection last year. It seems as though this kind of performance took forever, but that happens with...
Via The Sports Daily
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Cashes In on Rare Deal

Wil Myers was always going to be the San Diego Padres’ highest-paid player in 2017, regardless of whether he signed a new contract. In arbitration, Myers had around $4 million coming to him, which is quite a bit more than Yangervis Solarte‘s $2.1 million, the Padres’ other highest-paid player. Myers figures to provide a 25% increase on the $12 million already guaranteed to...
Via Fangraphs
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Myers' deal with Padres worth $83 million

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- First baseman Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have finalized an $83 million, six-year contract, the largest deal in the team's history.The 26-year-old Myers hit 28 homers and drove in 94 runs last season and also stole 28 bases.Myers, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, receives a $15 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable within 15 days...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Padres signing Wil Myers to six-year contract extension

  The San Diego Padres are close to locking up Wil Myers for several seasons, according to a report. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Padres and Myers are close on a six-year contract extension for more than $80 million. Sources: #Padres close to signing Wil Myers to six-year contract for more than $80M. Deal would cover three years of arb, three FA years. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Padres, Wil Myers to discuss extension

The San Diego Padres are moving forward into an uncertain future, but they at least appear to be committed to retaining one core piece. Padres general manager AJ Preller said on Wednesday that he’s planning to sit down with first baseman Wil Myers’ agent this week to begin discussing a contract extension, per Dennis Lindsey of the San Diego Union-Tribune. A.J. Preller said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wil Myers gets beaned by brother during HR Derby

Wil Myers may have been the victim of some sibling revenge during Monday’s Home Run Derby at Petco Park. The San Diego Padres first baseman was the hometown representative participating in the event and made it a family affair by asking his brother, Beau, to be his pitcher. Beau is a young player at Appalachian State, but he very clearly needs to work on his throwing accuracy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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