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12-10-2012, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by imayagainknowanson View Post
Well, they just get top 15 pitcher and good #4-5 guy in Davis for unproven prospects. It's not end of the world. Montgomery screams mediocrity. Shields in division with White Sox, Indians and Twins... could be a Cy Young candidate.

Win-win here.

The Rays got their man, but its the Royals who benefit immediately from this deal.
They get an established top of the line starter along with a solid bullpen/long man/starter in Davis.

The Rays got prospects. And until they are accomplished, they are just propects.
You gotta figure the Rays generally know what they're doing, but its a big risk for them.

One immediate benefit for the Rays is the deal frees up about $14M, allowing them to buy a free agent DH.

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