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JAMES SHIELDS RUMORS

Three potential teams for James Shields

Credit: AP/Michael Dwyer James Shields is commanding interest from numerous MLB teams. He won’t receive Max Scherzer or Jon Lester money, but he will land a larger deal than middle tier starters below his talent level. He’s in that odd middle ground of somewhat affordable, yet solidly expensive. A contract in the range of five-years, $80-90 million sounds reasonable for a pitcher...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It still could happen: Royals haven't given up on re-signing Shields

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Not so fast regarding the pending departure of free-agent right-hander James Shields. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Royals have not abandoned hope of re-signing their former ace and could still become a player in the bidding for Shields' services if offers "don't get outrageous." "The main thing is they really don't want to break up...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Max Scherzer edition

Max Scherzer could be an important part to the Royals’ 2015 success (sportsonearth.com). 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...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Shields interests D-backs, but price tag is problematic

The Diamondbacks are interested in free-agent pitcher James Shields, but their challenge will be creating enough payroll flexibility to sign him. And frankly, it may be impossible.
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields interests Arizona -- but can it afford him?

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Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Extend Qualifying Offer to James Shields

In a bit of expected news, the Kansas City Royals have extended the $15.3 million qualifying offer to James Shields. Shields has 1 week to accept or decline the offer. It is expected he will decline the offer, at which time the Royals will be in line to receive a compensatory draft pick between the first and second rounds of the amateur draft. Any team that signs Shields would forfeit...
Via Royals Blue
23 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...
Via NESN.com
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 CBSSports.com’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...
Via NESN.com
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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