Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Report on Rotoworld says the Royals are asking the Rays for James Shields for Wil Myers. They have asked the Red Sox for Jon Lester. Of course these are rumors. If this is true then the Royals would likely not accept a Myers for Homer Bailey trade offer.
Not sure about the last sentence- that's what the Royals are asking for, not what they have received. Bailey significantly outpitched Lester in 2012 and has significantly less money due to him over the next two years (Shields and Lester both have >$20MM due in next two years). Bailey is also five years younger than Shields and two years younger than Lester, so it is not unreasonable to expect him to be on an opposite trajectory.
I'd offer Leake and Cingrani and see if the Royals counter by asking for Bailey. Not saying I'd do it, but it would certainly be an interesting conversation.