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12 Total Updates since December 9, 2012
5 months ago Article 30 comments
Believe it or not, Wil Myers is not your starting right fielder for the 2013 Rays.
5 months ago Article 0 comments
The DRaysBay staff collectively reminisces about their favorite memories of James Shields.
5 months ago Article 9 comments
Sunday's James Shields trade sent shockwaves through baseball, but it's just the latest of several trades the organization has made with big names in recent years
5 months ago Article 2 comments
Clark Fosler from Royals Review joins the podcast to help break down the big trade.
5 months ago Article 15 comments
Despite trading two valuable pitchers, the Rays are in a better position for short-term success than ever before.
5 months ago Article 62 comments
The Rays have had a busy 2013 off-season so far, but where do they go from here? What holes do they still have on their roster?
5 months ago Article 20 comments
In exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis, the Rays received an impressive haul of prospects: Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Partick Leonard. Let's take a closer look at them.
5 months ago Article 18 comments
There's a new player in town, and his name is Awesome.
5 months ago Article 21 comments
Looking back at Shields' career with the Rays
5 months ago Article 1250 comments
Today is a new day for the No. 1 prospect in baseball.
5 months ago Article 37 comments
Instant reactions from all across the interwebs about the blockbuster trade of James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City.
5 months ago Update 2 comments
The Tampa Bay Rays have been looking to trade at least one of their starting pitchers all off-season, and they have finally found a suitor. Late on Sunday night, news broke that the Rays have traded starters James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for four prospects in return:
Kansas City Royals (@Royals) December 10, 2012
Wil Myers was recently rated the #1 prospect in the Royals' system by Baseball Prospectus, and he was rated the #3 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America back in July. He hit 37 home runs in Double and Triple-A last year at the age of 21, and he's arguably the biggest offensive prospect in the minors at the moment. While it's questionable if the Rays will start Myers in the majors or minors in 2013, the Rays are surely hoping he can be a middle-of-the-order bat for them for many years to come.
Jake Odorizzi is a 22-year-old starting pitcher that finished the year in Triple-A, and he was rated the #4 prospect in the Royals' system by FanGraphs and the #6 prospect in their system by Baseball Prospectus. He's nearly ready for the majors leagues, and gives the Rays another starting pitcher to help restock their system.
Mike Montgomery is a 23 year old starting pitching prospect that a 5.69 ERA and 4.95 FIP in Triple-A last season, and Patrick Leonard is a 20 year old third base prospect with some power. Both players could have their uses with the Rays, but the big additions are definitely Myers and Odorizzi.
James Shields is owed over $20 million over the final two years of his contract, while Wade Davis has two more guaranteed years on his contract before the first of three team options kick in. The Royals will hope that Shields had provide them with a rotation ace, while they will likely try to transition Wade Davis back into the rotation after spending the 2012 season in the bullpen.