9:37 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014

Fantasy Update

21 hours ago
James Shields lasted just three-plus innings Tuesday against the Giants, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in the World Series Game 1 loss.
Oct 18, 2014
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will start Game 1 of the World Series against ...
Over the Monster 7 hours ago
Is James Shields still worth $100 million to the Red Sox after his playoff implosion?

Is James Shields still worth $100 million to the Red Sox after his playoff implosion?

James Shields was a mess in Game 1 of the World Series, and his postseason track record is not strong. Should the Red Sox care? James Shields has been one of baseball's best pitchers since 2011, when his career went from good to great following some adjustments to ensure that 2010 never happened again. He'll be a free agent for the first time this winter, and is set to sign a deal that will likely fall in the $100 million range as the third of three aces on the market. It might even end up being with the Red Sox, who need to plug some massive holes in their rotation and are already...
Fenway Nation 11 hours ago
Is Shields Taking Himself Out Of Sox Picture?

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 mean Ben Cherington and the Yawkey Way 'brain trust' are re-assessing their reported desire to give Shields a four- or five-year contract? One would hope so! After all, some guy named Jon Lester is younger than Shields and wants to...

World Series thoughts and the next award - School of Roch

At what point is James Shields required to hand over his nickname of "Big Game?" At what point will sportswriters refer to it only in jest? Shields was charged with five runs in three-plus innings last night in Game 1 of the World Series, leaving his career postseason ERA at...
Rotoworld 21 hours ago

Three Frames James: Shields chased early - James Shields (S) Kansas City Royals

James Shields lasted just three-plus innings Tuesday against the Giants, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in the World Series Game 1 loss.
San Francisco Chronicle 22 hours ago

Game 1: Giants lead 7-0; Bumgarner’s epic scoreless streak

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Greetings again from KC, where the Giants added on two more runs in the fourth inning, chasing James Shields and calling into question Shields’ anticipated Game 5 start. After Michael Morse’s RBI single off Shields, Danny Duffy took over and he issued two walks, one with the bases loaded. The Giants just scored twice off Duffy in the seventh, with Joe Panik sneaking an RBI triple past Nori Aoki (who misplayed the ball) and Pablo Sandoval greeting reliever Tim Collins with a base hit to left with the infield in, sending in...
CSN Washington 23 hours ago

Report: Marlins may have James Shields atop shopping list

The Marlins will go after veteran starting pitching this offseason. MLB.com says James Shields could be the guy.
Tampa Bay Times 23 hours ago

Giants pound Shields, Royals in World Series opener

The Giants batter former Ray James Shields in a Game 1 rout.
Bless You Boys Oct 21, 2014

James Shields is too expensive for the Royals, but can the Tigers afford him?

James Shields is starting Game 1 of the World Series tonight. Would he be able to repeat that feat in Detroit next year? With "Big Game James" Shields ready to start the biggest game of his life this evening, it only seems right to examine where Shields will be after the 2014 season comes to a close. Max Scherzer's departure looks like a foregone conclusion, but if the Tigers were to look for a free agent starter to fill the void, Shields could be the most reasonably priced big name on the...
KFFL Oct 18, 2014

Royals | James Shields to start Game 1

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will start Game 1 of the World Series against ...
McCovey Chronicles Oct 17, 2014

Another collection of important videos related to the Giants winning the pennant

From the professional to the amateur, you should probably watch all of these. There will be time to worry about the Royals and their speed. There will be time to fret over James Shields and the electric arm of Yordano Ventura. There will be time to convince ourselves that we aren't bad people rooting for the Yankees over the Cubs. Until then, today is a happy fun day. Here are happy fun videos related to the Giants winning the pennant: The Shot Heard 'Round The Cove Your browser does not support iframes. This shouldn't work as well as it does. /watches I mean, the former is the best...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2014
REPORT: Sox Expected To Offer Shields 4-5 Yrs.

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 view—is the most likely landing spot. It's well known that the right-hander is one of Ben Cherington's primary targets as he tries to re-fill the top two spots of the Boston rotation.
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, James Shields, Torey Lovullo

Today's links look at David Ortiz's new part-time gig, whether James Shields or Jon Lester is the best candidate for "new Red Sox ace" and what Torey Lovullo might be doing in Minnesota. If David Ortiz is half as good as Pedro has been, his stint as an analyst on FOX for the World Series will be worth watching. (Boston Herald) It's also probably time to start preparing for Big Papi's eventual departure. And that is in no way depressing. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) In a battle of nicknames, "Big Game James" Shields is head and shoulders above Jon Lester, but what about in terms of...
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 14, 2014

Royals notebook: Vargas to start Game 4 on Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas is in uncharted territory. The Royals left-hander was originally slotted to start Tuesday in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Baltimore Orioles, but Monday’s rain postponement of Game 3 gave manager Ned Yost an opportunity to use James Shields on regular rest in the now-rescheduled contest at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday. It was an option Yost opted not to take, though, confirming Tuesday that he would stick with his original ALCS rotation, essentially giving Shields and, if necessary, Yordano Ventura, an extra day off. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 14, 2014

Kevin Haskin: Never a bad thing for Royals to tap Shields

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gotta admit, James Shields had a nice ring to it as the Game 4 starter in the AL Championship Series. Yes, Shields could benefit from a breather he gets from an extra day of rest while still being available for a home start at Kauffman Stadium in the fifth game. No, Shields has not been sharp in the postseason, going 1-0 in three starts with a 5.63 ERA. But he is Kansas City’s horse. He is why the club dealt a prized prospect, Wil Myers, and let the outfielder become AL rookie of the year with the Tampa Bay Rays. read more
Gaslamp Ball Oct 10, 2014

ALCS Open Thread: Royals @ Orioles (game 1)

Hey, babies. Tonight begins the 2014 MLB Championship Series. Kansas City and Baltimore open up the ALCS at Camden Yards and this will be the first time these two teams have matched up in the playoffs. James Shields will start things off on the mound for KC tonight opposite B'more's Chris Tilllman. Our old friend Hundles is penciled in as Tillman's battery mate in game 1, so in case you are undecided in you're rooting interest for tonight, that's one thing on which you can base your decision. I hear Royals Fever is p contagious though. More from our team sites Kansas City...

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