To do that, we consulted Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City. He’s excited about the deal and feels that James Shields is a strong pitcher at the top of the rotation and his argument is laid out pretty well. He also touted the clubhouse abilities of Shields and how he may work with Jeremy Guthrie and Jeff Francoeur in that role as leader.
It’s an interesting discussion about aces, prospects, Twitter reactions, stats vs. scouts and all sorts of baseball topics tied into one transaction.
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As the hot stove warms up, it was time to cover the latest roster moves by the Royals in advance of the Winter Meetings in Nashville.