Rays History

Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals Intertwined History

By Kasey Kuhrts
Brett Phillips Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Brett Phillips Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Well that was a lot to unpack. But we got one more trade to mention, and it was last season.

In August of last season, the Tampa Bay Rays traded prospect Lucius Fox to the Royals in exchange for Tampa product Brett Phillips.

Phillips, who at one time was a highly ranked prospect, had not lived up to expectations in the MLB. In parts of three seasons with the Royals Phillips only hit .178.

And let’s be honest, it really doesn’t matter what Brett does in the rest of his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. Would we love him to succeed, absolutely. But this is something Rays fans will never forget.

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