Twitter Reacts as Rays Trade James Shields, Wade Davis to Royals in Blockbuster

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Twitter Reacts as Rays Trade James Shields, Wade Davis to Royals in Blockbuster
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The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly agreed to trade pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for highly-touted prospect Wil Meyers. Plenty of people have plenty to say in the Twittersphere in light of this blockbuster trade.

The Royals' official Twitter page broke the news:

Former ESPN Baseball Tonight host Steve Berthiaume provided the contract details for the prominent players involved in the trade:

ESPN baseball analyst Jim Bowden could definitely appreciate the bold move the Royals franchise made:

Yahoo! Sports MLB columnist Jeff Passan broke down what the trade means for both teams, paying compliments to both sides:

Friedman is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Rays and has produced a fantastic team considering the limited money the team has to play with.

CBS Sports reporter John Heyman went as far to imply that the lowly Royals now have to be considered a dangerous American League team in light of acquiring Shields and Davis:

Shields won 15 games last year and 16 the year before, although he did struggle in the past two first-round playoff exits for Tampa. Still, that didn't stop Kansas City pitcher Dan Duffy from referring to Shields with high praise:

While Shields provides help to the front of the rotation; Davis can provide help to the staff as well.

CBS' Scott Miller provides some words from Rays general manager Andrew Friedman:

Former Rays pitcher Matt Garza weighed in as well:

The Rays led the MLB with a 3.19 ERA in 2012 and will be losing some valuable assets, but they will gain a valuable prospect in Myers in the outfield. Friedman seems to think he will blossom into a fantastic player for the Rays, and based on his track record, it's hard to doubt him.

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