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Sox And Giants Tussling Over James Shields

According to's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox and Giants are both still in on free-agent James Shields. According to Cafardo, The Evil Empire is also lurking. Shields is likely to get a 5-year offer in the range of $110. The addition of the 33-year old righty would significantly upgrade the Boston rotation—currently comprising a bevy of #3 starters. Stay tuned.
Via FenwayNation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: James Shields Met With Red Sox During MLB Winter Meetings

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have at least considered James Shields. The Red Sox met with Shields on Wednesday night at his San Diego-area home, a source told’s Rob Bradford.’s Chris Cotillo first reported a meeting between the sides was scheduled. The Red Sox, of course, have been busy the last couple...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Go Get James Shields, And Call It A Rotation

(Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)It's difficult to understand why there's so much resistance in Red Sox Nation to the possible signing of James Shields. Maybe it's because he was such a bitter AL East foe for so long. And yet, it seems like Shields is the most realistic option left for a top-of-the-rotation starter. In the first place, he won't cost the team any prospects—just John...
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Showing Serious Interest In James Shields

The Toronto Blue Jays have been very busy so far this off-season and they are not done yet, not even close. First they signed Canadian-born catcher Russell Martin to a 5-year, $82 million contract assuring a reliable backstop who can call a game to lead a pitching staff and hit for a high average. Then they pulled off a trade with the Oakland Athletics that nobody saw coming, acquiring...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Max Scherzer edition

Max Scherzer could be an important part to the Royals’ 2015 success ( After a remarkable 2014 season, the offseason has begun for the Kansas City Royals and with that comes the retooling process for another playoff run in 2015. With James Shields unlikely to resign with the club, the Royals will need to look from within the organization to fill the gap or potentially...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Extend Qualifying Offer To Pitcher James Shields

As expected, the Kansas City Royals have extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to free-agent ace James Shields. Monday’s move guarantees that the American League champions will receive a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of the 2015 draft should the right-hander sign elsewhere. Shields will most likely turn down the qualifying offer, as The Associated...
November 03, 2014  |  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...
October 20, 2014  |  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...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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