Aug 18, 2012; Papillion, NE, USA; Omaha Storm Chasers center fielder Wil Myers (8) talks with outfielder Terry Evans before the start of their game against the Nashville Sounds at Werner Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports

The Blockbuster Deal We've All Been Waiting for Has Happened

Pretty easy to guess what RCG and every Rays website on the planet is going to be talking about today. The Rays have traded their number two starter James Shields and Wade Davis, who was lights-out out of the bullpen in 2012 after working as a starter previously, in exchange for Wil Myers, an outfielder who is right up there for the top prospect in baseball, Jake Odorizzi, the Royals’ top pitching prospect, lefty Mike Montgomery, another former top prospect who is coming off a miserable 2012, and Patrick Leonard, a corner infield way down at Rookie ball. The Rays trade some 2013 value for major upgrades to their minor league system and the future of their major league team. Much more coming but I’d be remiss if I don’t mention this franchise-altering trade until it finally seeps in in several hours.

Tags: Jake Odorizzi James Shields Kansas City Royals Tampa Bay Rays Wade Davis Wil Myers

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