Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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Jon Heyman is reporting that the Kansas City Royals have traded prized outfield prospect Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays for starting pitcher James Shields and reliever Wade Davis. ** Heyman confirmed that it’s Shields, Davis & PTBNL for Myers, right-hander Jake Odorizzi, left-hander Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard. I’ve been saying all along that the Royals wanted someone younger and that their interest in R.A. Dickey was being overly exaggerated. There are real concerns about Dickey’s age, being a one year rental, and what the Mets are demanding for him. The talk that the Royals would get desperate for Dickey once Zack Greinke signed was so over the top and not based on reality. It made no sense. Shields, 30, won 15 games for the Rays last season with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 227.2 innings pitched with 223 strikeouts. He is signed through 2013 with a $12 million team option for 2014. Wade, 26, had a tremendous season in 2012 and posted a 2.43 ERA and 1.0...
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