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Nov 18, 2014
Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Marlins are interested in free agent James Shields.
Rotoworld Nov 18, 2014

Report: Marlins interested in James Shields - James Shields (S) Kansas City Royals

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Marlins are interested in free agent James Shields.
KFFL Nov 18, 2014

Marlins | Interested in James Shields

The Miami Marlins are interested in free-agent SP James Shields (Royals), a source said Tuesday, ...
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 10, 2014

James Shields rejects qualifying offer from Royals

While the decision was expected as soon as the season ended, the result is the same: Kansas City’s ace is officially a free agent. Starting pitcher James Shields rejected the Royals’ one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer, a move that was academic considering the big-money contract he is expected to receive in free agency. And while that deal could still come with Kansas City, the Royals will receive a compensatory draft pick at some point in the first round if it does not. read more
Over the Monster Nov 5, 2014
Red Sox should sign free agent James Shields

Red Sox should sign free agent James Shields

The Red Sox have a few different options on who to pursue for their rotation, but James Shields makes the most sense. The Red Sox have a lot of money to spend this winter, and a lot of areas of need. These types of situations tend to lead to a lot of disagreement. At this point, the only thing everyone agrees on is that the team needs to address it’s starting rotation, specifically at the top. While you’ll hear them connected to mid rotation types like Jason Hammel and Brandon McCarthy, they don’t help here. In free agency, it comes down to three guys: Jon Lester, Max Scherzer and...
KFFL Nov 3, 2014

Royals | James Shields receives qualifying offer

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields received the one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer from the ...
KFFL Oct 27, 2014

Royals | James Shields finishes rocky postseason

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields took the loss in a 5-0 shutout by the ...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 26, 2014

Royals’ James Shields would be great fit in Cubs’ rotation

SAN FRANCISCO — When Kansas City Royals ace James Shields walked off the mound at the end of a scoreless sixth inning Sunday night at AT&T Park, after his final start of the year, he looked more like Big Game James than he ever has. Not just because of the strong performance in Sunday’s pivotal Game 5 start against the San ­Francisco Giants. Mostly because now the Big Hunt is about to start for free-agent pitching, and nobody’s hungrier for the kind of...
KFFL Oct 24, 2014

Royals | James Shields realizes flaw in delivery

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields said Friday, Oct. 24, that he had been flying ...

Turnover in Tampa Bay: Maddon opts out of Rays contract

Because of their business model, the Rays have always been a team of adjustments. They traded James Shields, let B.J. Upton walk as a free agent, burned through any number of closers, and kept trying new players at new positions until they found ways to make it work. But after six straight winning seasons in […] The post Turnover in Tampa Bay: Maddon opts out of Rays contract appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
The Republican Oct 24, 2014
Red Sox podcast: James Shields might not be a perfect fit in Boston

Red Sox podcast: James Shields might not be a perfect fit in Boston

Maybe it's bad luck or a small sample size. Or maybe there's something keeping Shields from being great in the postseason.
Over the Monster Oct 22, 2014
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 Oct 22, 2014
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...

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 Oct 21, 2014

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.

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