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In case you've been living under a rock for a few days, the Royals made a somewhat surprising trade this week, when they dealt an enormous plethora of prospects (OF Wil Myers, LHP Mike Montgomery, RHP Jake Odorizzi, and 3B Patrick Leonard) in return for two legitimate starting pitchers in James Shields and Wade Davis and the ever-famous "player to be named later" or PTBNL for short. The deal sent shockwaves throughout baseball that are eerily reminiscent to those felt during the Latos deal of last offseason when the Padres sent their ace to the Cincinnati Reds in return for a package of prospects that included C Yasmani Grandal, 1B Yonder Alonso, and RHP Brad Boxberger. This deal clearly is an upgrade in the short term for the Royals, as they've added a legitimate front of the rotation starter as well as Wade Davis, a former highly touted prospect who saw a great deal of success starting in the minors and was untouchable at times last season in the bullpen. Bu...
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In the wake of the Kansas City and Tampa Bay trade from Sunday night, many have speculated upon — and Jeff Sullivan has considered with something not unlike aplomb — how Wade Davis might perform in his return to the starting roation (i.e. the role he’s likely to assume with the Royals). As Sullivan notes, Davis was a not particularly excellent starter from 2009 to 2011. Then...
The Kansas City Royals acquired former All-Star James Shields and fellow right-hander Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night for outfielder Wil Myers and a package of minor league prospects.
Kansas City has been working all offseason to shore up a starting rotation that has been abysmal for years, re-signing Jeremy Guthrie and acquiring Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles...
Nothing like trading sunny Florida for the cold, blustery Midwest in mid-December for James Shields and Wade Davis.
The two pitchers arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday to undergo physicals and check out Kauffman Stadium from the home clubhouse for the first time. Shields and Davis became members of the Royals on Sunday in a blockbuster trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers and...
KANSAS CITY, MO (December 9, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals tonight acquired right-handed starting pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis and a player to be named or cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Wil Myers, right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi, left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard.
Wil Myers takes his talents to the Grapefruit State. Photo by Minda Haas.
Two small market clubs made a big hot stove splash when the Royals acquired James Shields from the Rays. Wade Davis will join James Shields in Kansas City, while Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard will go to Tampa, along with top prospect Wil Myers.
Shields and Davis are the only two locks...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. If the Royals' blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday accomplishes anything, at least in the Royals' minds, it will inspire a major mood makeover within the organization. And that mood makeover already has started with Moore and manager Ned Yost.
Moore and Yost were all smiles at Wednesday morning's press conference introducing newly acquired...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron analyzes all baseball — and, in particular, the part of baseball concerning the James Shields-for-Wil Myers (etc.) trade. Also: the Dodgers. Also-also: how the guest refuses to read the host’s work even once.
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The Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays completed a huge swap of talent late on Sunday night, with the Rays sending starting pitcher James Shields, reliever (or potential starter) Wade Davis, and a player to be named later to the Royals for four prospects: Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard.
The motive for the trade seems obvious for the Royals:...
The Royals' blockbuster trade with Tampa Bay for James Shields and Wade Davis shows that they're ready to start mortgaging their future to win in the present, something that hasn't happened around Kansas City for years.
To do it, the Royals gave up outfielder Wil Myers, widely regarded as the top prospect in the minor leagues, and right-hander Jake Odorizzi, considered...
Kansas City gets starter Shields, Wade Davis in return for
prospects headlined by Myers.
It's a deal that could change the focus of both franchises. The Royals and Rays shook up their franchises with a deal that involved 6 players and one to be named later.
As talk of a possible trade that included Wil Myers being traded from the Royals to Tampa Bay gained momentum, I never thought it would be a one player for one player deal. In today's market, starting...
I was joined by former Kansas City Royals outfielder and current host on 810 WHB, Les Norman.
Les and I discussed the wild spending this winter, the value of hitting coaches and the Mets potentially trading R.A. Dickey. Hear his thoughts on whether prospects like Wil Myers and Mike Olt are overrated, and the importance of mental makeup in a ballplayer.
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Even during the craziest of Major League Baseball's annual off-season free agent grab and trading frenzy it is rare to see a team trade a young potential superstar to another organization. For any reason.
Astoundingly, this year we've just seen it happen twice in two days.
On December 9th the Kansas City Royals dealt the best prospect in all of baseball, 22 year...