Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
Hate this trade for the Royals. Maybe if they were one pitcher away from being a world series contender and their window was closing this would make sense.
But moving Myers, in addition to multiple interesting pitching prospects for a pitcher I would not characterize as an ace, on a team that had a strong enough farm system to stay the course for another few years I think this could be very costly long term.
Shields, Davis, Santana, Guthrie.... still not that strong of a rotation considering the cash and prospects it was required to shell out. I don't think they were ready for a move like this for another few seasons.
I agree. Not sure if he was available, but for that price, I would have demanded David Price.
I will note that Montgomery had a real bad year last year, but Myers and Odorizzi themselves are worth more than Shields and Davis.