Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals Intertwined History
Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays will be in Kansas City for the first time since May 2nd, 2019 to take on the Kansas City Royals in a three-game series. The Rays are catching the Royals at a bad time, as they have won five of their last six games.
The Tampa Bay Rays have found a fair share of success in Kansas City the past few seasons. From 2017-2019 the Rays are 7-3 at Kauffman Stadium, including a three-game sweep in 2018.
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However, that isn’t the main story between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals. It’s the transaction history between these two teams.
Now I know when you read that your first thought was the Wil Myers/James Shields trade, but there have been multiple other Rays/Royals trades you might not know about or remember. So let’s refresh your memory.