BY: John Mamola

It's been just over a year since the Tampa Bay Rays traded away pitcher James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and two minor leaguers.  A trade which many experts so far has worked out for both teams as the Rays found a budding superstar while the Royals gained an experienced number one pitcher. 

As the Tampa Bay Rays prepare to wrap up their first road trip to Kansas City this season on Wednesday afternoon, the former Rays ace joined WDAE's 'The Ron And Ian Show' and reflected back on the deal.

"I wasn't really too surprised about it," said Shields.  "When you're with an organization for twelve years I think it defiantly hits you harder than you think.  It's part of the game and I've seen a lot of my buddies get traded, but it was definitely sad to leave the city and leave the town and leave the Tampa Bay community."

Shields says he's enjoying playing in Kansas City and doesn't keep up at all with what Wil Myers is doing in a Rays uniform.  The former Rays ace says the young arms of the Royals are beginning to learn how to win and have a winners mentality.





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