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Dayton Moore defends trade

Updated: December 11, 2012, 12:29 PM ET
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Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore is going for it, and he's not happy that he's taking heat for his approach.

Moore acquired former All-Star James Shields and fellow right-hander Wade Davis from Tampa Bay in a six-player deal Sunday that sent top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, along with two other minor leaguers, to the Rays.

Multiple media outlets have blasted the move, saying the Royals gave up too much. ESPN.com's Keith Law ...

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