Dec 10, 2013

RAYS HISTORY: One year ago, the Shields/Myers trade

One year ago today, the baseball world was rocked when the Rays and Royals agreed to a trade that sent James Shields, Wade Davis and a player to be named later (which ended up being Elliot Johnson) to the Royals for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard.

In what ended up being a rare trade that was a winner for both teams. The Rays recieved one of baseball's top prospects who when called up in June went on to hit .293 with 13 HRs and 53 RBIs in 88 games. Myers, as we know, was ultimately named the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year.

The trade also worked for KC as Shields went on to be their ace, pitching to a 13-9 record and a 3.15 ERA in 228.2 IP.

Sheilds, Davis to KC; Myers to TB [BRaysball Talk]


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