Re: Big Rays Royals trade
posted at 12/10/2012 12:55 PM EST
In response to mef429's comment:
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to hill55's comment:
Even with the rumor discussioin regarding Jon Lester, I don't think the Red Sox could top the Rays' offer for OF Wil Myers, RHP Jake Odorizzi, LHP Mike Montgomery and 3B/OF Patrick Leonard, for James Shields and Wade Davis.
That was quite a haul by the Rays: 22-year-old outfielder Wil Myers entered the season as Baseball America's 28th-ranked prospect before blowing up this year, 23-year-old lefthander Mike Montgomery entered the season as BA's 23rd-ranked prospect before faltering at Triple A this year, 22-year-old righthander Jake Odorizzi entered the season as BA's 68th-ranked prospect, and thirdbaseman Patrick Leonard last season posted an OPS of .833 in the pitcher-friendly Midwest League as a 19-year-old.
Sensational deal for the Rays. Dumb move by the Royals. It's the type of trade that well run organizations make. Meanwhile, the Sox have added Shane Victorino!!! Geez!!
they royals got shields (who is money) and davis (long relief/starter) for a slew of prospects. at the end of the day your getting 2 known commodities for a series of unknowns. won't know for sure "who won" until those prospects step foot into the mlb.
Well said. The Rays are now one pitcher injury away from needing pitching. Meanwhile, the expectation is that Myers does not play at the MLB level this year, except after July. That being the case, the Rays have not improved their offense at all...at least for 2013. As Sox fans we should be happy the Rays made this deal. They just gave up some ground to the Sox, who can still sign Sanchez and end up with depth and quality in their rotation. Maybe not quite as good as the Rays, but almost as good. And with much better offense.