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Tampa Bay Rays Press Release
ST. PETERSBURG, FL The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired four prospectsoutfielder Wil Myers, right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi, left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonardfrom the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis as well as a player to be named.
Myers, who turns 22 tomorrow, began the 2012 season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and earned a May 16 promotion to Triple-A Omaha. He hit a combined .314 (164-for-522) with 37 home runs (second most in minor league baseball), 26 doubles, 109 RBI, 61 walks, a .387 on-base percentage and .600 slugging percentage in 134 games. After the season, he was named the consensus Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, USA Today and ToppsMinor League Baseball. In addition, he was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Power Hitter in the Royals farm system. Myers was a mid- and postseason ...
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According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Kansas City Royals have traded highly touted minor leaguer Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays for starting pitcher James Shields and reliever Wade Davis. Myers is yet to play in the majors and Shield finished third in Cy Young voting in 2012. Bottomline, the Royals need pitching [...]
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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Doozy's on line two. Doozy, "Yeah, I got no words for this trade." Holy Crapballs on line three. Holy Crapballs, "What's there to say?" You've Got To Be Kidding's on line four. You've Got To Be Kidding, "Hey, I'm here with Doozy... Hold on, I'm gonna merge the calls with Holy Crapballs. Okay, HC, you there? You're on...
It’s no secret that I don’t think the Kansas City Royals made a very good trade last night. In my view, the price was just too high, and the Royals weren’t in a position where their team needed to give up that kind of future value to improve their chances of winning in 2013. Reasonable folks can disagree, of course. There’s a case to be made that the Royals are closer...
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...
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.
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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The Royals made a bold move late Sunday night when they sent top prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis.
Check out how Myers and others reacted to the news on Twitter.
Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay manager
HATE..HATE to lose James and Wade. But this who we are. This is how we have to operate...
The Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays made a big trade tonight, with Kansas City acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis in exchange for top prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard. That’s a pretty big return in prospects, with Myers being one of the top prospects in the game. A lot of the reactions I saw said the Rays clearly won this deal...