Found December 10, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Big Game James is headed to the heartland, while the minor league player of the year is moving south. In a blockbuster trade Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Rays dealt right-hander "Big Game" James Shields and two other players to the Kansas City Royals for a package of four prospects, including outfielder Wil Myers, the consensus top player in the minors this year. Kansas City also received right-hander Wade Davis, and it will get a player to be named. Heading to Tampa Bay are right-hander Jake Odorizzi, third baseman Patrick Leonard and left-hander Mike Montgomery. Shields, 30, was a double-digit winner for the Rays in each of the past six seasons. He went 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 33 starts last year, leaving his career totals at 87-73 with a 3.89 ERA over 218 appearances, including 217 starts. Since moving into the Tampa Bay rotation in 2006, Shields has rarely missed a start. He also pitched effectively for Tampa Bay in its run to the 2008 World Series, though he ...
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