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Gaslamp Ball Jul 28, 2015

Game 100 Preview: 07/28 Padres @ Mets

The 100th game of the season pits veteran James Shields against rookie Noah Sydergaard. The trade deadline is looming, but the Padres have yet to make any moves. James Shields has drawn (and continues to draw) some interest, but as of around 3:00 pm PT today, he remains a San Diego pitcher, and it looks like he'll take the mound at least one more time for the Friars. He'll get the ball in New York tonight in the series opener against the Mets, opposite Noah Syndergaard. The Padres took two of three games against the Mets at home back in June, with Shields getting one of those wins. He threw...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 28, 2015

James Shields has dominated Curtis Granderson

Sometimes I like to see how the Padres' starter for that day has fared against the batters he'll be opposing. Today is one of those days; what follows is the Mets' starting lineup and how they've done versus James Shields. Curtis Granderson: 7-61 (.115), 2 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 14 K Ruben Tejada: 1-3 (.333), 2B, RBI Daniel Murphy: 1-6 (.167) Lucas Duda: 1-3 (.333), K Juan Uribe: 3-12 (.250), 3B, 2 BB, K Michael Conforto: Has not faced Kirk Nieuwenhuis: See above Kevin Plawecki: Yet again Noah Syndergaard: Same Wow, that's a lot of small sample sizes but at least Shields has the strong...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 20, 2015

James Shields would be shocked if he's traded

The Might 1090's Marty Caswell talked to the Padres' number one starter James Shields.  He's been the subject of trade rumors since he might be valuable to another team's staff as they attempt to make a playoff run.  With the Padres basically out of the hunt he could become expendable and give the Padres a way to recoup some of their investment in him.  Buster Olney says that the Padres have made it known that Shields is available. Scouts were out in mass watching his last start on Friday. James Shields on why he’d be shocked if traded | Mighty1090AM No less than 15 MLB scouts were in...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 19, 2015

Padres trade rumors: Shields, Kimbrel and Upton are available but maybe not in much demand

Buster Olney on his blog this morning has some trade rumors about the Padres.  He reports that the Padres' recently acquired number one starter James Shields and their closer Craig Kimbrel are both being made available.  He says both are expected to be traded before the deadline on July 31st. The problem is that there's a lot of starting pitchers and closers being made available throughout baseball which has driven demand for Shields and Kimbrel down considerably.  As a result the Padres might not get much in return for either of them. James Shields carried the Padres team early on, both...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 17, 2015

Game 91 Preview: 07/17 Padres vs. Rockies

With the 2015 All-Star Break now behind us, the Padres get set to open up the second half of the season. They'll do so with a series against Rockies at home this evening, and just like on Opening Day back in April, they'll give the ball to James Shields to try to kick things off on a positive note. The last time the Padres and Rockies met, the Padres completed a sweep while outscoring the Rockies 26 runs to 11. Shields pitched in that series, and won, but it wasn't his best work. He gave up five earned runs through 5 1/3 innings against them on May 3rd at Petco Park. He gave up fewer runs...
Bless You Boys Jul 13, 2015

MLB trade rumors: Padres shopping James Shields, could Tigers be interested?

Shields has three more years left on the $75 million contract he signed with San Diego last offseason. After a flurry of offseason moves that saw the San Diego Padres go from NL West also-ran to Legitimately Interesting Team (shut up, that's a thing), they may already be looking towards next season. The Padres have gotten off to a 41-49 start and are in fourth place in the NL West, 10 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. While they aren't in full fire-sale mode, Peter Gammons reports that the Padres are gauging interest in starting pitcher James Shields. The 33-year-old righthander signed...
Fenway Nation Jul 13, 2015
Padres May Be Peddling 'Big Game James'

Padres May Be Peddling 'Big Game James'

(USAToday Sports)The stars may be aligned for two star-crossed franchises this trading deadline. The San Diego Padres shot for the moon last off-season by adding a bevy of talented players. The Boston Red Sox re-stocked their offense and rotation with new faces as well. To date, neither team has fared well. But, both are looking to deal. And, ironically, both could use a 'mulligan' on some of their recent transactions. One possible deal might involve James Shields—a guy the Red Sox have lusted after for years. Imagine having a 200-inning starter who never goes on the disabled list! Of...
The Republican Jul 13, 2015
Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Is James Shields back on the market?

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Is James Shields back on the market?

Even though James Shields signed a four-year, $75 million deal with the San Diego Padres in February, he may be back on the trade market. San Diego went all out with several offseason signings including Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and...
Friars on Base Jul 11, 2015

Padres Trade Candidate: James Shields

With the San Diego Padres hopes of making the playoffs slipping away, it may be time for the Padres to start trading away pieces in order to retool and compete again for 2016, or go into a full scale rebuild. If a the Padres do opt for a full rebuild one name that could end […] Padres Trade Candidate: James Shields - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 11, 2015

Game 89 Preview: 07/11 Padres @ Rangers

The Padres' comeback was too little, too late last night as the series opener in Arlington went to the Rangers. San Diego's ace, James Shields, will take the mound in game 2 tonight as they try to even up the series and avoid a seventh straight loss. Shields leads the Padres with seven wins this season, but it's been six starts since his last. The former AL pitcher has faced the Rangers 13 times in his career, with mixed results. He is 7-3 with a 2.44 ERA in those 13 starts, but just 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA in seven at Globe Life Stadium. Heading to the hill for Texas will be Colby Lewis, who...

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