Yeah, I don't get KC trading the top minor league bat for a vet pitcher.
KC was 72-90 last year, worse than the Mets.
You'd think KC would want to build around Myers and trade off some of their other guys. The move makes no sense. Maybe Shields gets them closer to .500, if that's the goal.
Different scenarios. AL Central is weak and they may have a chance to make playoffs. Us? We'd have to do better than the Nationals, Braves and Phillies.
Might as well wait till Philly is too old next year, Nationals become an overpaid mess and all we'd have left is our classic Braves rivalry.
Yes, and it's the dumbest possible thing they can do right now.
They just traded their future for the opportunity to be mediocre. It's too stupid for words.
I think they absolutely did the right thing.
Their window is just opening- They're gonna be a good team for a long time.
Yep. I couldn't believe what I was reading... Don't get me wrong, I would love to have Shields. But even if they were a team that was a pitcher away (which couldn't be further from the truth. Do you see their rotation?) it's waaaay too much.
It was a desperation move because they may actually approach .500 this year.
I've read Shields at 10.5 mil in 2013, 12 mil in 2014.
Seems if someone signs R.A. to a 2/25 mil extension, total 3/30, he'd be a better deal than Shields in the long run.