Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
They also have three years of Davis who might be able to put it together. If Shields can continue to pitch the way he has the past two years and Davis can figure it out it is a very good trade for the Royals. We will see though.
Davis was in the pen all of last year and had a great year for The Rays in that role. As a starter, the previous couple of years, he was mediocre. I personally think he's better suited for the pen, but yeah, I'm sure The Royals didn't trade for him to be a setup man.
We'll see how it works out, but I think this another excellent move by Tampa in the long run. In the short run, it makes The Royals better right now.