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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby chargerss24 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:54 am

Dickey? I would be much happier had the Royals landed Zack Wheeler and/or Matt Harvey.

Royals better win now to justify this trade. If they don't show any improvement this year (and I'm not talking about one game improvement BS) Shields is walking after the '14 season. If that happens, what the hell to the Royals have to show for it?

Not a fan of this trade at all. :-t
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:02 am

This is beyond awful. This might cement both Friedman as the best GM in baseball and Moore as the worst all in one trade.
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:48 am

jfg wrote:That's just awful. They would have been better off trading Myers to the Mets for Dickey.

Don't tease me like this.
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Re: James Shields to KC?

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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:21 am

As far as I'm aware, Wil Myers is far more valuable than Shields and Davis alone, why were Odorizzi and Montgomery also traded? :-S
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby converge241 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:30 am

Grounded Polo wrote:As far as I'm aware, Wil Myers is far more valuable than Shields and Davis alone, why were Odorizzi and Montgomery also traded? :-S


Yeah, this is a mindbender

Myers may have been enough on his own, but obviously giving the market for pitching and interest for Shields I could see one of the other guys thrown in. What a great deal for the Rays. Montgomerys stock may have fallen a bit but still has tremedous upside AND Odirizzi AND Patrick Leonard..great job Freidman
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby converge241 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:33 am

Aside from Shields being close to FA, as rotoworld pointed out (believe it was their blurb) only one pitcher has thrown more innings than him the past few years. Probably bound for an injury. Not sure how much including Wade Davis required more prospects coming back but at least they should have stopped at shields to keep some more pitching in house
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby mweir145 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:49 am

Shields has been a top 10 pitcher in baseball (and better than the guy who just get 150M from the Dodgers over the last two seasons). It was never going to be cheap to acquire two years of him. I suspect if he was more of a name guy, the Royals wouldn't be getting the same kind of negative reaction here.

The Royals better be going all-in to win now, though. They'll need to still make a few more improvements to win the Central (even as bad as it is). This is a lot of future to give up otherwise.
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby JRM4833 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:08 am

Rumor was that they could have had Lester if they preferred. He had a horrible year but is a lefty, young, and still has a great track record.

Anyway, I'm more concerned with how this affects Myers. Does this change his ETA?
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Re: James Shields to KC?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:48 am

JRM4833 wrote:Anyway, I'm more concerned with how this affects Myers. Does this change his ETA?
Tampa's OF isn't exactly loaded, so I wouldn't think it pushes it back, at least.
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