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Old 12-10-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Huisj View Post
I don't know. Bedard had shown to be quite fragile even during his good years with Baltimore. Shields has shown no such signs, and his velocity has actually gone up in recent years.
If they extent Shields, it's possible the deal will be worth it for the Royals. If they only get 2 years of him in Kansas City, OTOH...

Originally Posted by SCCWS View Post
I am not sure they overpaid. Rumors floating in Boston a few weeks ago was Myers for Lester and most Boston media and fans were against it. The general consensus is you don't trade an established 1/2 starter for a prospect, even one as good as Meyers. Now going into next year Shields may not have been the # 2 guy in Tampa but he would be on most staffs.
It's not just Myers (BA's minor league player of the year the season after Mike Trout won it), though, it's also two very good pitching prospects in Odorizzi and Montgomery.
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