Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla
I wonder if Royal Fan still HATES the Shields trade. I'm sure they've warmed up to the Sanchez and Sisk trades.
The Shields trade can succeed on a few levels/or in a few ways:
-- The Royals make the playoffs in 2013 or 2014
-- James Shields pitches great for two years before leaving as a free agent (and resulting in a high comp pick) and Wade Davis is more successful as a SP than Jake Odorizzi over the next 5 years
It's a failure if Odorizzi is better than Davis and the Royals don't make the playoffs.
It's also a failure if Wil Myers is Ryan Braun, part 2.