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Kansas City Royals: James Shields Continues to Struggle

The San Francisco Giants knocked off the Kansas City Royals in game one of the World Series, as Madison Bumgarner turned in another excellent postseason performance. Royals ace James Shields was not up to the task. Nicknamed “Big Game James” Shields has struggled in this postseason. This outing was his worst yet. In four playoff outings this postseason, Shields has surrendered...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins may have James Shields atop shopping list

The Marlins infused their roster with veterans such as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee last offseason and it paid off, as the team improved by 15 wins from the year before. This winter, according to, Miami hopes to gain even more experience, specifically free agents who have been to the playoffs before.'s Joe Frisaro gave five players the Marlins may...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Is Shields Taking Himself Out Of Sox Picture?

(USAToday Sports)"Big Game" James Shields has been anything but this postseason. He has hurled a total of 19.0 innings over four starts—and posted a very unlucky ERA of 7.11. He's also given up four HRs over that span—including last night's first inning, two-run shot to Hunter Pence. Overall this postseason, batters are hitting .337 against him. So, does this...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game One was a Giant Mess for the Royals

This is it, boys. This was the game that was supposed to get things rolling. Forget the undefeated playoff run. Forget the walkoff knocking the Cardinals out of the World Series. Forget it all. Everything starts over, and the better team wins. Tonight clearly showed that the Royals are not the better team. This game made my head hurt. Between yelling at James Shields, who apparently...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Ace James Shields Has Chance To Prove Himself In World Series

James Shields gets the start for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants, and despite his “ace” status, Shields still has something to prove in Major League Baseball. Shields played through pain to help his team emerge victorious in the American League Championship Series, and even says he took tips from ex-teammate...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields: Ex-Teammate Jonny Gomes Helped Me Develop As Leader

Jonny Gomes still is leaving his fingerprints on October, apparently. James Shields has emerged as a leader — first in Tampa Bay and then in Kansas City — over the last nine seasons. According to the Royals ace, Gomes played a role in that development. James Shields mentioned Jonny Gomes as a teammate who helped him develop as a leader. Because of course. #boysclub #mensleague—...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields passed a kidney stone during ALCS

MLB players are well-known for battling excruciating injuries during the postseason. Just ask Curt Schilling. What Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields had to go through, however, makes an injured ankle or sore arm sound like a mosquito bite. Shields got the start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series and lasted five innings his team’s 8-6 win. Two days later...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

Big Game James Shields will likely leave Kansas City this offseason and will command a hefty deal in free agency this offseason. But if the Royals win the World Series, he should consider staying. While I certainly won’t begrudge Shields the opportunity to enter free agency as a top flight, durable pitcher who may command a nine-figure contract… but by staying in Kansas City...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Sox Expected To Offer Shields 4-5 Yrs.

James ShieldsAccording to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News, the Kansas City Royals expect the Red Sox to offer free-agent James Shields a 4-5 year deal—a deal the AL Champs believe they'll be unable to match. While the team will make a "genuine" effort to re-sign Shields, they realize they have little realistic hope of holding on to their ace. Boston—in their...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will try to re-sign James Shields in offseason

The Kansas City Royals aren’t going to let their ace leave without a fight. The Royals have decided they will make a run at re-signing pitcher James Shields, people familiar with the situation told’s Jon Heyman. Kansas City has long been considered a long shot to re-sign Shields, who is set to become a free agent this offseason. Heyman cites the Royals’ ongoing...
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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