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A Lesson From The Kansas City Royals

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Meyers hasn’t had a great start to his major league career. With the...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs or Bust for Royals in 2014

When this season began, a lot of people were asking the question of if there was any for the Royals to have a successful season without making the playoffs. Many people answered that there was not because the reason they made the trade sending Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis was not to have winning...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag 7/11

Sorry the mixed bag has been on hiatus following a busy draft period and the CWS which always leads me to plenty of work in one of my businesses. I'll be back at it the rest of the season.Nice and Slow - The Royals added some high ceiling pitching talents but they are being extremely conservative with their workload this season. In the past they have tossed Mike Montgomery,...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trade Heard Round the ‘Burbs: The Results So Far

  We are 211 games into the James Shields era. If you believe like any well-adjusted, intelligent adult that he will not re-sign with the club this off-season, it means we are around 65% the way through his service as a Kansas City Royal. We all know the pieces. Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and some guy named Patrick Leonard for Shields, Wade Davis, and a player to...
Via Royals Blue
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s Whiner Line

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are the most pathetic group of sniveling crybabies in the whole of professional sports. Since the ill-fated idea of placing a Major League Baseball team was conceived, the Devil Rays have never stopped whining. “We don’t like our stadium!” Suck it up, and try selling some tickets for once. “We’re a small market team!” I love this argument. Judging...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Alex Colome suspended 50 games for PED use

Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Alex Colome was suspended for 50 games on Monday afternoon after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Colome was among a number of starters vying for the club's fifth spot in the rotation this spring, a competition that right-hander Jake Odorizzi ultimately won. Now Colome will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UPSET: #1 Arizona Goes Down To Cal

Justin Cobb is a household name Sunday morning because he hit this fadeway jumper with less than a second left to lift California to a 60-58 upset of #1 Arizona.Thanks Pac-12 Networks:“We talked about." Cobb said. "If we got a stop no timeout, just run it straight into a pick-and-roll and see if we could get to the basket, but [Kaleb] Tarczewski did a good job and I couldn’t...
Via Online Sports Guys
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Video: Mike Montgomery

Kiley shares video from the AFL of Rays lefty Mike Montgomery.
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notes from a Bowling Green-West Michigan Game

The author attended on Sunday a Class-A Midwest League game between Rays affiliate Bowling Green and Tigers affiliate West Michigan, at the latter’s home park just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. What follows are some brief comments on notable players from same. Regarding Jeff Ames Entering the season, writes Marc Hulet, right-handed Tampa Bay prospect Jeff Ames was known for...
Via Fangraphs
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Early returns on the Shields trade

This off-season, the Royals wanted to shake things up and they were willing to ship off their top prospect to do so. Desperate for proven Major League pitching, Kansas City swung a deal for two quality big league arms. On December 9 of last year, the Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed on a deal that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City in exchange for Wil Myers, Jake...
Via i70baseball
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: Kansas City Royals

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (3) | 2011 (1) | 2010 (16) | 2009 (11) | 2008 (24) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [72-90] AL Central AAA: [83-61] Pacific Coast League – Omaha AA: [58-81] Texas League – Northwest Arkansas A+: [66-74] Carolina League – Wilmington A: [68-72] Midwest League – Kane County (SAL Lexington beginning 2013) Graduated Prospects...
Via Razzball
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays trim 8 pitchers from spring roster

The Tampa Bay Rays have trimmed their spring roster to 54 players by optioning five pitchers to the minor leagues and reassigning three others to minor league camp. Right-hander Alex Colome and left-handers Mike Montgomery and Frank De Los Santos were optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday. Left-hander Enny Romero was optioned to Double-A Montgomery and lefty Felipe Rivero was optioned...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (11) | 2011 (3) | 2010 (1) | 2009 (4) | 2008 (1) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [90-72] AL East AAA: [66-78] International League – Durham AA: [74-63] Southern League – Montgomery A+: [55-79] Florida State League – Charlotte A: [80-60] Midwest League – Bowling Green A(ss): [52-24] New York-Penn League — Hudson Valley...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

The Rays continue to have one of the best farm systems in Major League Baseball, both in terms of high ceiling talent and depth. The off-season trade that added Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard added to the Rays’ embarrassment of riches.   #1 Wil Myers (OF) Age PA H 2B HR BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA 21 591 165 26 37 61 140 6 .316 .389 .602 .425...
Via Fangraphs
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

California Bears – #5 Pac 12 college basketball power rankings

California Coach: Mike Montgomery (4 seasons at California 88-47) Overall 635-291, 30 years 2011-12: Record 24-10 overall, 13-5 in Pac 12(2nd) Starters Returning (3) Justin Cobbs, Allen Crabbe, David Kravish Preseason Tournament: Anaheim Classic Top Non-Conference Games: at Wisconsin, vs. UNLV, vs. Creighton Transfer Out: Alex Rossi (Valparaiso), Emerson Murray (Seattle) Sat Out...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Impact Now and Later: Rays and Royals swap James Shields for Wil Myers

Wil Myers On December 9th, the Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals swung a trade involving some notable players. In the late evening, starting pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis were dealt to K.C. for outfielder Wil Myers, pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery, and third baseman Patrick Leonard.     The move added depth to a Royal starting rotation that appears to be...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Hot Stove Thoughts-Royals-Rays Deal

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...
Via Rotowire
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals' trade makes sense from all angles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. To all the critics of the Royals' blockbuster trade Sunday night and judging by Twitter and some local media there are plenty I have two questions: First, did you really want to sit through yet another long Royals summer watching manager Ned Yost walk slowly to the mound in the fourth inning and point to the bullpen several times each week? Was that really...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Trade Analysis: Window Of Opportunity

On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals sent prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis. We take a closer look at that deal inside...
Via royals.scout.com
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals' trade with Rays shows win-now mentality

The Royals' blockbuster trade with Tampa Bay for James Shields and Wade Davis shows that they're ready to start mortgaging their future to win in the present, something that hasn't happened around Kansas City for years. To do it, the Royals gave up outfielder Wil Myers, widely regarded as the top prospect in the minor leagues, and right-hander Jake Odorizzi, considered...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Everyone Calm Down – Royals Trade Reaction

The Kansas City Royals  traded away two high level prospects last night, bringing home a legitimate ace and another strong pitcher.  The trade provided the Royals with the one thing they had been looking for over the last two seasons, an improved pitching staff. Naturally, the pulse of the Royals fan base raced.  Seemingly, it was not from excitement, it was from disappointment...
Via i70baseball
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Twitter reaction to Royals-Rays trade

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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Reaction to the Royals/Rays trade

Yesterday, the Kansas City Royals went all in, trading their two best prospects for immediate pitching help. KC traded their top two prospects, OF slugger Wil Myers and SP Jake Odorizzi, to Tampa Bay for James Shields and Wade Davis. In addition, the Royals also sent lefty Mike Montgomery and 3b Patrick Leonard. Wil Myers [...]
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays make bold move in trade with Royals

Credit the Tampa Bay Rays for being bold and impressive with their latest move. The Rays traded not one but two quality pitchers in a seven-player deal with the Kansas City Royals announced Sunday night. Most major league teams would love to add hurlers such as James Shields and Wade Davis, not deal them away. Bold. With the trade, Tampa Bay acquired several players who could help...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays make bold move in trade with Royals

Credit the Tampa Bay Rays for being bold and impressive with their latest move. The Rays traded not one but two quality pitchers in a seven-player deal with the Kansas City Royals announced Sunday night. Most major league teams would love to add hurlers such as James Shields and Wade Davis, not deal them away. Bold. With the trade, Tampa Bay acquired several players who could help...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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