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There has been much ballyhoo that trading away 6 years of Wil Myers was not the right move for a mediocre at best franchise with a pretty low probability of making the playoffs, even with James Shields. But here are some FACTS about Wil Myers you probably don't know and which, I believe, shows us why Dayton Moore will be looked at as being a very shrewd GM after completing this trade in the future:
1) I attended the All-Star Game fan fest. As I strolled in I notied a familiar face signing autographs at a table. There was a line of 2 people. It was Wil Myers! Of course I had heard about his amazing talent, impressive numbers, etc. I headed in that direction. I saw his face. Not once did I see a large horselike smile, a true indicator of how he will gel with the team and his likelihood of emerging as a clubhouse leader. I didn't see a smile at all in fact! ATTITUDE PROBLEM! Pretty obvious there. But wait there's more! As I neared the table I was told by a staff member that Wil was finished signing autographs. I looked his way, he didn't even make eye contact me and went on his way! Can you believe his nerve not to turn to me (a 38-year-old man), remove his jersey (well he wasn't actually wearing one) and toss it my way? Arrogant obviously. Also his name does not rhyme with Big Game in any, way, shape or form but that is a bit of a nonscientifc observation so I will not continue on that thread (just something to consider).
2) He has never hit major league pitching! Sure he has crushed it consistently and at a young age throughout his minor league career but trends obviously show to him being due for a cold streak. Similar to how you are more likely to hit red playing roulette if black came up the time before. This is just simple common sense. Dayton has it. Wake up people.
3) Look at the letters of Wil Myers. First let us start with Wil. What is he hiding? At least an L. What else? Not very trustwothy and if you ask me seems a bit satanic (more on that later). Let's rearrange the letters. SLIMY WER. Slimy and weird. Do you really want that for a starting OFer on your Kansas City Royals? I know what you are thinking (where is the I and D in weird???). Right next to the L he is hiding!
4) I have saved the most shocking bit of information for last and this reveals Wil's possible involvement with Satanism. I give you his 2012 hitting statistics: 591 PA, 37 HR, 26 2B, 6 3B, 6 SB. DO THE MATH PEOPLE! 666! Mark of the devil! Can I confirm Dayton was made aware of this starling fact??? No, but you can be sure Dayton and his front office do an excellent job reviewing the statistics in all respects so undoubtedly this did not slip by them!
Kudos Dayton for seeing the secrets that obviously the rest of baseball, these pesky sabermetric minded fools and bloggers could not see and having the power to ignore them and their "facts" and "probabilities".