Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Prospect Wil Myers and others head to Tampa Bay for James Shields and Wade Davis. In the past an as recent as Monday, I’ve referred to so many Mets fans being “prospect drunk”. What I mean by that is that they insanely go berserk for these overly hyped prospects who to a great degree never pan out. When the Royals traded Myers and and some other prospects to the Rays for two quality major league pitchers who are not number two and five starters in their rotation, many in the Mets blogosphere and twitterverse went ape ****. (pardon the phrase). It’s as if they completely devalued the only two sure things in the deal; major leaguers James Shields (15 W, 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 223 K, 59 BB) and Wade Davis (2.43 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 11.1 K/9, 157 ERA+). Almost as if on cue, I came across this post by SNY’s Ted Berg on his blog Ted Quarters who writes: This is as much for me as it is for you, as I’m as guilty as anyone of getting caught up in the hype around big-name MLB prospects. But most MLB prospects
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