The past couple weeks, Wil Myers has confirmed what we already knew: he is a beast. On Saturday, he slammed two more home runs (and stole a base while he was at it), giving him a .380 average with 8 homers and 27 RBI in his last 16 games. Doesn't get much better than that. And before you start the "Free Wil Myers" movement, word is coming out that Myers could be just days away from being called up.
Rays getting closer to recalling Will Myers should happen within next 10 days— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) June 9, 2013
Bowden is, in a way, stating the obvious. The Super Two deadline should be within the next few days, and from that point on, the Rays have no financial incentive to keep Myers in the minors. Except, as Daniel discussed, the Rays don't have an obvious place to play Myers, with their offense churning on all cylinders and no one deserving a demotion. Unless Myers can put his catcher's gear back on (if only...), the Rays will have to get creative as they find Myers a starting spot.
Andrew Friedman told Marc Topkin (in non-specific terms) that these types of situations often resolve themselves, but until an opportunity arises, Myers may just have to wait. But even if there is some delay, an exciting time is coming for the Rays with Myers big league ready and pushing for a big league job at the first available chance. And after waiting for this long, what's a couple more weeks?
Here are your links:
-The Rays' Day Three draft picks included Dave Martinez's son, DeAndre Jordan's brother, and a Jacksonville State quarterback.
-Understatement of the year from Joe Maddon on Alex Torres: "He's becoming a little bit of a weapon for us right now."
-Matt Klaassen of Fangraphs talked about Kelly Johnson's resurgence.
-The Diamondbacks did an unbelievable gesture, drafting a former Arizona State player who had been paralyzed in the 34th round of the draft.