Report: Royals' Wil Myers Traded to Rays for James Shields

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Report: Royals' Wil Myers Traded to Rays for James Shields
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According to Ken Rosenthal of, the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays are on the verge of a trade that involves the reigning Minor League Player of the Year and one of MLB's most reliable starting pitchers over the last couple of seasons.


Other than Wil Myers and James Shields being involved, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that starting pitcher Wade Davis and a player to be named later will be sent to the Royals, with starting pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery and infielder Patrick Leonard landing in Tampa.



General manager Dayton Moore has made it a point this offseason of revamping the Royals' starting rotation. This trade comes after Kansas City signed free agent Jeremy Guthrie and acquired Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

However, this trade is drawing some negative commentary via Twitter.




Are the Royals mortgaging the future of the franchise for an attempt to win now?




It seems that both teams got better in areas they needed to with this deal; the Rays added a bat, and the Royals have obviously upgraded their rotation.

The key will be whether Kansas City can turn their additions into wins. If not, the road to turning this franchise around just took a wrong turn down a dead-end street.


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