Found December 10, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
In case you were wondering, Sandy Alderson had a standing offer of Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese for the same package the Royals gave up for James Shields and Wade Davis. This according to what a source told Andy Martino of the Daily News. This deal was on the table for Mets last week, per source: Niese and Wheeler to KC for Myers and similar package to what TB got for Shields. Wil Myers, right-hander Jake Odorizzi, left-hander Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard or thereabouts, for Wheeler and Niese. Decisions, decisions… Original Post 12/9 11:30 PM 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...
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