Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 4 (Wil Myers Still Not in Camp)

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As a silent leader, you must do the little things. You need to lead by example.

The fact Wil Myers has yet to report to camp is a bit concerning, but not quite troubling…yet.

With a feeling of excitement surrounding this young team, it is strange that the teams “face of the franchise” player hasn’t reported early.

Should he be the first position player in camp? Should Myers set an example for the younger players who are beginning their first major league camp? The answer is. Yes.

Andy Green rolls on as though nothing is an issue. That is why he has the job. The man is a leader and he gets the job done. You still have to ponder if the young manager has some concern over Myers’ lack of urgency to get started on the 2018 season. Position players need to report on Monday. I am sure he will be in camp by then.

The minor league camp opens on Wednesday, but some of the younger players are already starting their season. They are surely eager to impress their coaches and get a feel of the new season. This coming week the intensity around both the major and minor league camps will increase.

News and Notes

Miguel Diaz, Buddy Baumann, T.J. Weir, Adam Cimber, Eric Yardley and Kyle Lloyd all threw live batting practice to hitters.

Chase Headley reported to camp on Saturday and spoke to several reporters.

Kazuhisa Makita threw his first bullpen session of the camp. Austin Hedges caught for him and was impressed.

Rowan Wick was in camp. He will workout with the team on Sunday for the first time.

Josh Naylor was seen working out in left field. The team could explore this further in 2018.

Jeisson Rosario is in camp early and being mentored by Manuel Margot and Franchy Cordero reports Jeff Sanders of the UT.

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