Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx
That's what most people ...outside of a vocal minority on this board... have been saying since the trade was made. I don't know what the Royals were thinking.
And the Rays got pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi in the deal, too. In 2012 and 2013 in AA and AAA, Odorizzi went a combined 20-6 with an ERA around 3.00 and an average of 9 K's per 9 innings. Odorizzi was one of the pitchers that K.C. got in the Zack Greinke deal but they let him get away in the Shields deal.
That Shields trade is going to be a great one for the Rays.