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Old 12-09-2012, 10:13 PM
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Royals are finally getting some starting pitchers to go with that lineup. Lookout.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:16 PM
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Bold trade by the Royals. If Shields and Davis pitch to norms, then the division will be very interesting next season.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:22 PM
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From MLB Twitter:

OFFICIAL: @Royals acquire James Shields, Wade Davis, PTBN or cash from #Rays for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, Patrick Leonard.

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Deal is done.

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 PM
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Myers was the Minor League player of the year and is one of the game's best prospects. Surprised that the Royals would give him up for two years of James Shields. Very surprised.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:30 PM
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Whoa. This is a very big negative. The Royals are not only relevant. They've got a decent shot with that rotation now. If their hitters start developing, they're going to be a very very very good team. Shields, Davis, Guthrie, Chen...and that really good young pen.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:31 PM
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I'd still rather face them than Bruce Chen.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:32 PM
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Myers was the Minor League player of the year and is one of the game's best prospects. Surprised that the Royals would give him up for two years of James Shields. Very surprised.
They also have three years of Davis who might be able to put it together. If Shields can continue to pitch the way he has the past two years and Davis can figure it out it is a very good trade for the Royals. We will see though.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:33 PM
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They also have three years of Davis who might be able to put it together. If Shields can continue to pitch the way he has the past two years and Davis can figure it out it is a very good trade for the Royals. We will see though.


You make this sound like he was horrible before then. He had one bad year in five. He's one of five pitchers in all of baseball to go 200+ innings the last five years.

Davis is a good get too. He didn't start last year because the Rays had to many pitchers. The dude's solid.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 PM
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You make this sound like he was horrible before then. He had one bad year in five. He's one of five pitchers in all of baseball to go 200+ innings the last five years.

Davis is a good get too. He didn't start last year because the Rays had to many pitchers. The dude's solid.
Oh yea, you're right. I don't know why but I read his stats wrong. I suppose the only thing that would give me trepidation about Shields is that he is on the wrong side of 30.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 PM
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Oh yea, you're right. I don't know why but I read his stats wrong. I suppose the only thing that would give me trepidation about Shields is that he is on the wrong side of 30.
It's only two years, though, which gives their young arms to develop in the minors. By then, they could be a consistent contender.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:42 PM
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Eh, my money's on the Royals still sucking next year.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:46 PM
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They also have three years of Davis who might be able to put it together. If Shields can continue to pitch the way he has the past two years and Davis can figure it out it is a very good trade for the Royals. We will see though.
Davis was in the pen all of last year and had a great year for The Rays in that role. As a starter, the previous couple of years, he was mediocre. I personally think he's better suited for the pen, but yeah, I'm sure The Royals didn't trade for him to be a setup man.

We'll see how it works out, but I think this another excellent move by Tampa in the long run. In the short run, it makes The Royals better right now.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:54 PM
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You know, I commend the royals for just not wanting to suck anymore, but they paid a insanely high price. 2 solid SP but Wil Myers, that guy has MVP potential. This is a great haul for Tampa
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:08 PM
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You know, I commend the royals for just not wanting to suck anymore, but they paid a insanely high price. 2 solid SP but Wil Myers, that guy has MVP potential. This is a great haul for Tampa
I agree its an aggressive move by the Royals but one they have had to make after many many years of treading water. This could be one of the most interesting trades of the last ten years. Lots of good prospects given up by KC. I think they will be more competitive next year and for the next few years..
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:24 PM
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I will play as the Royals more often in MLB 13: The Show.
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