San Diego Padres: Three trade destinations for Wil Myers

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 04: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 04: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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New York Mets

According to reports, the New York Mets are looking for another outfielder. With the San Diego Padres potentially in need of a second baseman, a trade could be possible.

In theory, the Mets want a center fielder. However, Brandon Nimmo has played center before, and performed relatively well at the position. Likewise, Wil Myers has spent time in center, although he has struggled defensively at the position, costing teams nine runs in his 114 games in the middle of the outfield.

Likewise, the Padres could, in theory, use a second baseman. Enter Robinson Cano, one of the Mets blockbuster moves from the previous offseason. On the list of moves made to turn the Mets back into a contender, acquiring Cano may be one of the deals that the front office would want back. However, with Cano due another $96 million over four years, his contract may be one of the most difficult to move.

Yet, a deal with the Padres could be possible. Myers would complement the Mets outfield, slotting in along with Nimmo and Michael Conforto. Cano could be an answer for the Padres at second after they traded Luis Urias. It would likely take a prospect or two on the Mets side, as well as some cash, but a swap of bad contracts could make sense.

Both the New York Mets and San Diego Padres have contracts they would like to be rid of. Such a swap may not be outside the realm of possibility.