Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Well this is huge news, and I'd love for us to discuss this trade below because this shifts the whole landscape of the league. Could the Rays be the #1 farm system with him in tow? How does this affect the future of Torres, Cobb, etc.? And now that Greinke has signed and Shields traded, the second tier arms like Lohse, Anibal, etc. all are available and bound towards big contracts (hello Jeremy Guthrie's $25M overpay!). Dempster should get his $13M/year for 3 years, if not more now that the options are limited.
This trade has quite a few far reaching effects. Discuss the trade below! Personally, I think the Royals got "Ben Dover" in this trade, because they gave up the only player worth waiting for on the team.