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Old 12-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #10210
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Originally Posted by KevB View Post
Because apparently the mounds of evidence in this thread deriding this deal aren't enough explanation on why it's a bad trade, let me ask you this:

The Rays have proven to be a "winning team" the last few years, right? Why do you suppose they were then willing to make this deal?

Fans of this team were asking the team to spend money on Sanchez, not agree to terms with Hoch, not trade Myers and win with that group and have Myers under team control for 6+ years.
I don't see much evidence, just butthurt Royals fans that can't grasp reality.

The Rays made this deal for the same reason the Royals usually make this deal. They can't afford to re-sign anyone and get what they can for them. Of the pitchers that were mentioned in trade talks for Myers, (Shields, Lester, Dickey, Anderson) Shields is clearly the best.

Do you really think the Yankees, Red Sox or Cardinals fans would think making their rotation better was a bad thing at the cost of guys who have 0 games played in the majors?

They still have Duffy, Lamb, Ventura, Zimmer, Starling, Bonifacio, Mondesi among other in the minors.
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