by John Viril—
Right now, I cannot comprehend why I am a Royals fan. Maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment. Perhaps I somehow offended the Baseball Gods in an earlier life. Or maybe the entire structure of reality would come unhinged if this team made a good decision.
All of the above scenarios make a lot more sense than the trade the Kansas City Royals made today.
I’m sure you’ve already heard about it. But, here are the gory details: the Royals trade OF Wil Myers (Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year), P Jake Ordorizzi and P Mike Montgomery and 3B Sean Leonard for P James Shields, P Wade Davis and a PTNL.
That must be one heck of a player. But, somehow I don’t think its going to be Evan Longoria. I think, however, that’s exactly what the Royals just traded away.
Why is this trade so stupid? Because the Royals just gave up one of the true blue-chip prospects in the game for 1) a 31-year-old starting pitcher (Shields) with a career ERA+ slightly above average with on...