The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Wil Myers from the Royals this winter in the trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to
Kansas City. The star prospect was rumored to be ready for the big leagues last
summer but the Royals never called him up. As for 2013 with the
Rays, it seems like a certainty that Myers will start the year in the minors.
Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune writes that the Rays are
expected to start Myers out in Triple-A Durham. Tampa Bay has a history of
being extremely careful with their prospects so it’s not really a surprise that
they will give the young man a little more time to grow down in Triple-A.
The manager of the Rays Joe Madden has been known to say
there are five stages of a major league player.
Happy to be here
Trying to survive
I belong here
I want to make my money
I want to win
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