For Pete's Sake

The Internet agrees: Royals won their Wil Myers trade

Wil Myers
Wil Myers The Associated Press

There was a great gnashing of teeth when the Royals traded Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays two years ago.

A segment of fans thought the Royals had sold their future for James Shields.

Funny thing happened: Shields and Wade Davis helped the Royals reach the World Series this fall. And on Wednesday came news that the Rays were dealing Myers to the Padres as the centerpiece of a three-team, 11-player trade.

While Myers won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2013, some made the call: The Royals had won that trade with the Rays two years ago that caused such great consternation.

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