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December 10, 2012 9:19 AM

Royals put all their chips on the table

It might seem to some that the cross-state rival Royals must have lost their minds for a little while to trade a boatload of prospects for Rays ace James Shields. But I get what they're going for. After all, what good does it do to be in perpetual rebuilding mode?

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Scott Wuerz has reported for the Belleville News-Democrat since 1998​. He writes about the St. Louis Cardinals from a fan's perspective in his Cheap Seats blog.

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