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Josh Robbins wrote about the recent Royals/Rays trade on Monday, this is my view of the deal….
What’s the rush in Kansas City?
The Royals have not made the post-season since 1985. They have earned just one winning season (2003) since the 1994 strike. So what’s the hurry? I just don’t get it. They’ve been losing so long, what’s another year or so.
Entering the 2012 season, Baseball America ranked the Royals minor system third best in the major leagues. Add to that all the budding young talent that is already in the big leagues, like Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain, Johnny Giavotella, Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, Greg Holland, Louis Coleman, Kelvin Herrera, and Danny Duffy, and you were looking at a Royals team that was ready to compete for a division title the next 10 years.
What made the Royals minor league system rank so high? Three of the guys they just traded away, that’s what.
After a down 2011 season, Wil Myers bega...
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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...
Wil Myers takes his talents to the Grapefruit State. Photo by Minda Haas.
Two small market clubs made a big hot stove splash when the Royals acquired James Shields from the Rays. Wade Davis will join James Shields in Kansas City, while Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard will go to Tampa, along with top prospect Wil Myers.
Shields and Davis are the only two locks...
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...
It's a deal that could change the focus of both franchises. The Royals and Rays shook up their franchises with a deal that involved 6 players and one to be named later.
As talk of a possible trade that included Wil Myers being traded from the Royals to Tampa Bay gained momentum, I never thought it would be a one player for one player deal. In today's market, starting...
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.
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 Royals continued adding to their rotation last night, acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays.
It cost them the game’s top prospect, outfielder Wil Myers, and three others: right-hander Jake Odorizzi, left-hander Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard.
It would have taken Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler for the Mets to obtain a similar package to...
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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Even during the craziest of Major League Baseball's annual off-season free agent grab and trading frenzy it is rare to see a team trade a young potential superstar to another organization. For any reason.
Astoundingly, this year we've just seen it happen twice in two days.
On December 9th the Kansas City Royals dealt the best prospect in all of baseball, 22 year...
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...