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Pitcher’s Spotlight: San Diego Padres’ James Shields

This week’s spotlight is on the new San Diego Padres’ ace James Shields. He was one of the last free agents to sign this offseason ultimately agreeing to a deal with the Padres about two weeks before pitchers and catchers reported. Shields is one of the many new faces in San Diego for the 2015 season. The new-look Padres figure to be trending upward after a few down years in...
Via Baseball Essential
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Shields set to anchor the San Diego Padres rotation

Everyone stop what they’re doing, the San Diego Padres have done it, yet again! They’ve signed someone new, someone to contribute to the growing franchise. James Shields was signed just recently, previously he was a free-agent pitcher, but has now made his way to the San Diego Padres. We could talk about how much of a great asset Shields will be to the Padres, but I think before...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The next target

Troy Tulowitzki So, the Padres have been busy. On Wednesday, the Padres continued to add to their best offseason in club history, signing free agent right-hander James Shields. After a couple days of posturing, the two sides reached an agreement on a 4-year, $75 million dollar contract with an option for a fifth year. The Padres get the reliable ace they need if they want to be...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs were the runner-up for James Shields

The Chicago Cubs were very close to signing James Shields this winter. How close? Well, according to Shields himself, Chicago was the runner-up to the Padres for his services. James Shields just said on @Mighty1090 that his decision came down to the Cubs and Padres. — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 12, 2015 Earlier reports had the Cubs’ offer for Shields at three years...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What does signing of James Shields mean for the Padres?

It took until early February, and it came at a lower cost than he initially anticipated, but James Shields finally has a long-term home, as he signed a four-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth at least $75 million. The 33-year-old California native will remain near his hometown, while also becoming the latest addition to a Padres team that has experienced a complete overhaul...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres sign James Shields to four-year deal

All weekend, it’s been rumored that a James Shields signing would be imminent. Finally, in the wee hours of Monday morning, Shields made his decision, and the final top free agent of the winter signed. Shields agreed to join the San Diego Padres on a four-year deal worth an estimated $72 to $78 million. The signing of Shields caps a wild winter for the Padres following the...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Padres sign James Shields to four-year deal

The San Diego Padres’ incredible offseason continued Sunday night as reports surfaced that they had signed veteran right-hander James Shields to a four-year deal. San Diego had been the favorite to land the 33-year-old starter for about a week and general manager A.J. Preller was apparently able to close the deal. Chris Cotillo broke the news and says the four-year deal is in...
Via Rumors and Rants
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres to offer James Shields $72-$80M

By Vincent Frank. Could we finally be nearing the end of the James Shields free agency marathon? Jon Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the San Diego Padres final offer for Shields is between $72 and $80 million over four seasons. Shields, 32, is the last big-name free agent on the open market and hasn’t drawn the interest he expected after struggling big time for the Kansas...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields reportedly deciding on final offer from Padres

James Shields is in deep negotiations with the San Diego Padres and reports suggest the ball is in his court. Baseball reporter Scott Miller said Saturday that negotiations were heating up between the two sides and gaining momentum. He later said there was an “impasse” and that the ball is in Shields’ court. Update: Impasse...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields need to adjust his contract expectations

We’re just a few days away from the beginning of February, and James Shields is still a free agent. Shields is far and away the best free agent left on the market, and while we’ve seen pitchers dangle in the wind this deep into the offseason before (Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kyle Lohse, Ervin Santana to name four), they all had more red flags than Shields. Yet, Shields...
Via The Outside Corner
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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