Found December 11, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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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