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    Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Royals get James Shields and Wade Davis. Rays get Royals prospect Wil Myers and other prospects (not named yet).

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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Wow. Big trade. This won't put the Royals in contention.



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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

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    Hearing that Shields, Davis and Myers aren't only names in trade. It's bigger than that, source said. #rays #royals


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Could Hellickson be somewhere?



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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    What the holy hell are the Royals doing. Unreal.



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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    I don't think the Rays wanted to part with Hellickson since he's so young. I like the trade. The Royals needed starting pitching bad. They have now acquired Ervin Santana and James Shields while re-signing Jeremy Guthrie. Davis joins an already solid bullpen.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Also, if for some reason they were able to talk the Rays into taking Hochevar, that'd be fantastic.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    having the best minor league system doesn't win World Series (or **** get you to .500 baby steps i guess) and although Myers most likely is going to be awesome, he struck out a ton in AAA and its easier to find RF than it is starting pitching.
    I think Dyson plays everyday in CF and Cain slides to RF and Francouer gets dealt for some BP fastballs and a bag of Redman.


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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Kansas City Royals ‏@Royals
    #Royals acquire RHPs James Shields, Wade Davis and player to be named or cash from Tampa Bay for Myers, Odorizzi, Montgomery and Leonard.


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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    I like the trade for the Royals. Best one in years IMO. James Shields has proven he can win with a young team, now he can bring that attitude and ability to the Royals.



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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Mad props to the Rays. Somehow they find ways to make deals like this and stay competitive in the AL East. I'd love my Pirates to have their management team.



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    Re: Royals on the verge of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays

    Needed starting pitching bad. Davis can also be an end of the rotation guy. Sucks we traded Myers, but a lot of team officials think Jorge Bonifacio will be better than Myers.


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    Kansas City Royals ‏@Royals
    #Royals acquire RHPs James Shields, Wade Davis and player to be named or cash from Tampa Bay for Myers, Odorizzi, Montgomery and Leonard.
    Son of a ***** mother****er. Montgomery needed a change of scenery but you can't give them Odorizzi as well. the PTBNL better be somebody ******* good. ****.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Mad props to the Rays. Somehow they find ways to make deals like this and stay competitive in the AL East. I'd love my Pirates to have their management team.
    A million times this. The Rays have the best front office in baseball and one of the best in all of professional sports.


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    Needed starting pitching bad. Davis can also be an end of the rotation guy. Sucks we traded Myers, but a lot of team officials think Jorge Bonifacio will be better than Myers.
    Bonifacio may be but he is still pretty far away. Like giving Francouer 500 more ab's away. This wouldn't sting so bad if Bubba Starling wasn't already considered a bust.


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