But just for giggles, no I do not see them making the world series in the next two years. But if they had Shields, they would certainly have a better chance in the next two years than with Niese.
Yes, Myers could end up flopping, but even taking that into consideration, he is worth more than Niese.
But again, I'm not arguing what is best and what makes sense for the Royals. I don't know what they should do. You don't either. Hell, Dayton Moore is probably twiddling his thumbs. I don;t know how they will become World series con tenders. They do however, need real difference makers, not complenmentary peices like Niese.
If your sop hiogh on Niese, maybe you should just advocate against keeping him if you honestly think he will develop into a #2 starter, because you may be in your own boat on that one. Maybe I undervalue Ni9ese, but you cewrtainly overvalue him, so perhaps we should meet in the middle.
Niese and prospect for Hosmer? Thne you can trade Ike Davis like the Mets say they were open to.