Found December 13, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Unlike in any other sport, MLB franchises constantly trade proven Major League talent for unproven Minor League players. This is completely different than trading for draft picks in the NFL or NBA. In baseball, a franchise is trading for a player based on what they did against sub-par competition and the promise of what they can do in the future, but most of which will never make it to the big leagues. The trade between the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays is one of those trades that warrant the question, “Now or Future?” The Rays traded their number 2 starter James Shields and forgotten starter Wade Davis to Kansas City. In return, the Royals will send top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi along with Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to Tampa. From the trade, the Royals now have the starting rotation they have coveted for so long as they add Shields and Davis with Ervin Santana and Jeremy Guthrie for a very solid 4-man rotation. The Rays will get an outfielder that t...
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