Would I have made this trade? Prolly not, but it's not nearly as crazy as some people think it is (ie, NSBB).
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"Too big, too strong, too fast, too good"
They should have just kept Myers, traded for Davis, and signed either Lohse or Sanchez. I think they would have been much better off doing that.
I definitely like the idea of trading from their excess of prospects for MLB quality starting pitching and going for a strong 2013 season from the Royals.
And it's true that it's unfair to judge whether or not this move puts the Royals "over the top" or whatever when there's still time for them to make other moves. I don't think they're in that 84+ win projection yet where extra wins become insanely valuable, but they are getting close.
I won't ever have a problem trading excess top prospects for great players, but James Shields? The guy is massively overrated in my opinion. I like him, I really do. I know ERA isn't the greatest thing to judge him by but he's had under a 3.00 ERA once in his career, every other year it has been above 3.50.
People aren't shocked because they gave up Myers and Odorizzi, people are shocked that they gave up Myers and Odorizzi for just Shields and Davis.
Does this trade help us you think? Shields and Wade is kinda close to Garza and Wood. Can the Cubs now demand a package similar to this? Though the Cubs get pitching primarily.
Can you imagine what the Rays could get for Price now??
Damn, I liked Davis. I think he's a breakout candidate back in a rotation.
Nice job by the Rays to land Myers. In defense of the Royals, Hosmer is their guy and I'm not sure that's a bad thing.
Rangers still going to be looking for a starter...
Oh and while I'm not an Odorizzi fan at all, he could do iiiight in the pitcher's paradise that is the Trop. Can't say I don't like this deal for either side, and I love that the Royals are actually making moves to get better at the MLB level.
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