Dominoes That Will Fall After Zack Greinke, Michael Young, James Shields Deals

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Dominoes That Will Fall After Zack Greinke, Michael Young, James Shields Deals
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This past weekend saw tragedy strike the Dallas Cowboys, Manny Pacquiao get knocked out and the Heisman Trophy go to a freshman for the first time ever.

Nonetheless, MLB managed to snag its fair share of headlines. All it took was a series of earth-shaking transactions.

Much of the madness went down on Saturday. Zack Greinke agreed to a record contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which was made official on Monday. Elsewhere, the Texas Rangers agreed to send veteran infielder Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The biggest bombshell of all fell on Sunday night when the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a trade that altered the direction of both franchises. The Royals upgraded their pitching staff with right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis, but they had to give up star outfield prospect Wil Myers and several other top youngsters to make it happen.

Exactly how these deals are going to pan out on the field is anybody's guess. It's a lot easier to determine what kind of ripple effect these deals are going to have from a business perspective, both in the immediate future and in the long run.

One by one, you can look for the following dominoes to fall.

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