The Tampa Bay Rays did what many people believed they would do for quite some time now in trading starting pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis for hitting, finally agreeing to a deal with the Kansas City Royals for top hitting prospect Wil Myers. While Shields and Davis can likely be inserted into the Royals’ starting pitching rotation right away, it was far too steep of a price to give up Myers.
The bottom line here is that the Royals got absolutely fleeced by the Rays.
Now, don’t start thinking this is anywhere along the lines of the trade between the Miami Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals – unlike the Marlins – are at least trying to get better.
They just don’t know how to accomplish that.
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