We’ve already witnessed the Blue Jays go from an average team to a playoff contender in the matter of one day, and now we’re hearing that the Royals want to drop their top prospect in the AL East. They’ve traded for Ervin Santana and signed Jeremy Guthrie already, but they’re still looking to obtain an ace on the trade market. For the Yankees, what happens to the Royals and how they actually perform in 2013 means very little, but what we’ve heard in trade rumors could send more competition to their division.
The Royals are currently eyeing Tampa Bay’s James Shields and Boston’s Jon Lester. While both pitchers have ace potential, they each only have two years of team control left starting at $9 million and $12 million respectively. For that reason, it comes as a surprise that the low-budget Royals have been using top positional prospect Wil Myers as trade bait.
Back in June, I suggested that the Yankees target the outfielder Myers for themselves.… Click here to read the rest