Over the past 24 hours, various reports have surfaced of a potential trade sending Tampa Bay outfielder Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres. As of right now, the situation remains fluid. Let's take a look at what we know...
Yesterday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that Tampa Bay is involved in a "significant" trade that would send Myers to San Diego. Rosenthal reported that the trade involved multiple players, but Myers was the main piece. RJ Alvarez, Matt Wisler, and Burch Smith are some of the players that the Rays have inquired about, according to our own Chris Cotillo.
As of last night, Austin Hedges, the Padres top prospect entering the 2014 season, was a name that could be involved, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, but this morning Bowden tweeted Hedges would not be part of the deal.
Another potential angle to the deal involves the addition of a third team, the Washington Nationals. Last night, Jeff Passan of Yahoo reported that Tampa could potentially move the prospects they land from San Diego, and Passan later confirmed that the Washington is the team involved.
Even though Bowden has Hedges out of the deal, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets that Hedges and Nationals prospect Steven Souza could be the key prospects involved now that Washington has emerged as a third team.
The latest reports indicate that propsects Jake Bauers, Joe Ross, Burch Smith and two other unnamed prospects are headed to Tampa Bay when the deal is concluded, according to Bowden, but Rosenthal tweets that Souza could still ultimately end up in Tampa Bay. Needless to say, there are plenty of possibilities for a final outcome. Stay tuned to MLB Daily Dish for the latest.