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Friars on Base Feb 26, 2015

Padres News: Returning Padres relish new “Big Dogs”

San Diego Padres players are starting to surface around Peoria in training camp, and the changes in the locker room are quite evident. The additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks and James Shields are quite noteworthy. Team that with the additions of Shawn Kelley, Brandon Maurer, Brandon Morrow, Jose […] Padres News: Returning Padres relish new “Big Dogs” - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 25, 2015

Padres News: James Shields is ready to take charge

The addition of James Shields, to an already formidable San Diego Padres staff, will be a huge part of their success. He is ready to lead the team and he does it by example. Jerry Crasnick senior writer from ESPN.com spoke to Darren Balsley, AJ Preller and Bud Black about the addition of Shields and what […] Padres News: James Shields is ready to take charge - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Feb 22, 2015

Padres still among teams in the lead for Moncada

I saw @PadresProspects tweet a link yesterday to JonHeyman's story about the Padres still being among the teams in the lead for Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada.  The shocking thing is that the other teams are the Yankees, the Red Sox and the Dodgers, the richest teams in baseball. Yankees, Red Sox, Padres may lead on Moncada; Dodgers 'lurking' - CBSSports.com The Padres are a small-market teams, too, but they are in the process of changing that perception in a winter where they signed an entire outfield of sluggers and added ace James Shields. Said one executive whose team is in play for...

Spring Training Day 2: Eovaldi evolving

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees passed on Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields this winter, but they are all in on Nathan Eovaldi, and the newest addition to their starting rotation was on display this morning, throwing 25 pitches in a live BP session to a couple of rookies on the big field at The Boss. Afterward, we spoke with Eovaldi at his locker. In a nutshell, he's a nice kid who throws hard but has had trouble getting swings and misses despite his 96 mph fastball.

James Shields should find comfort in NL

Starting pitchers leaving American League enjoy lower ERA, better strikeout rates.
Friars on Base Feb 16, 2015

Padres Editorial:Nationals Getting More Value for Scherzer than Padres getting for Shields?

There is a story that came out from Neil Greenberg from the Washington Post, that simply put says the Washington Nationals are getting more value from their contract with Max Scherzer than the San Diego Padres are getting with James Shields contract. I find that absolutely hilarious. No doubt that Scherzer is a better pitcher […] Padres Editorial:Nationals Getting More Value for Scherzer than Padres getting for Shields? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 14, 2015

Padres News: James Shields Did Not Reject $100+ Million Offer

If you couldn’t tell we here at Friars On Base have been very excited at the signing of James Shields. Let’s face it, his face is everywhere and we’re okay with that.  Shields’ four-year, $75 million contract is a new franchise record.  As Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal reports, Shields and his representation never received the […] Padres News: James Shields Did Not Reject $100+ Million Offer - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 13, 2015

Padres Editorial: Win Now Approach Is Why The Padres Got James Shields

James Shields came up with the Tampa Bay Rays. They had no history of winning until guys like Shields, David Price, Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria came up. Shields was a part of the 2008 Rays team that made it all the way to the World Series. Shields was then sent to the Kansas City […] Padres Editorial: Win Now Approach Is Why The Padres Got James Shields - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 13, 2015

Padres News: James Shields Has Opt-Out Clause In Contract

According to a Tweet from Fox Sports’ and MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal, newly-signed San Diego Padres‘ pitcher James Shields has an opt-out clause in his new deal with the team. Fox Sports acquired a copy of Shields’ new deal with the Friars, and it states that Shields can opt-out after the second year of the […] Padres News: James Shields Has Opt-Out Clause In Contract - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 13, 2015

Padres News: The Padres Rotation Against The Rest of the NL West

Now that the San Diego Padres have given James Shields a four-year, $75 million dollar contract, let’s take a look at how the Padres’ starting five pitchers compare to the other teams in the division. The Padres have definitely improved their already formidable staff, and there depth is outstanding. The current starting staff consists of Shields, Andrew […] Padres News: The Padres Rotation Against The Rest of the NL West - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Feb 13, 2015

Fox Sports obtained a copy of James Shields' contract

Fox Sports mysteriously got their hands on a copy of James Shields' contract.  Who knows how this sort of thing happens, but it's all part of the baseball's seedy underworld of clandestine deals and opium dens. Ken Rosenthal reports on his Twitter that Shields can opt out of his $75 million deal after just two years. Shields can opt out of his four-year, $75M deal with Padres after two years, according to a copy of his contract obtained by Fox Sports. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 13, 2015 It's not something he'd likely do though because he'd lose out on butt loads of...
Rotoworld Feb 13, 2015

James Shields has opt-out after two years - James Shields (S) San Diego Padres

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that James Shields can opt out of his contract with the Padres after two years.
KFFL Feb 13, 2015

Padres | James Shields has opt-out clause

San Diego Padres SP James Shields' contract includes an opt-out clause after two years, according ...

Agent: James Shields did not 'overreach'

James Shields' rep addressed a number of rumors with Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
KFFL Feb 12, 2015

Padres | James Shields never offered $110 million

San Diego Padres SP James Shields never received a five-year, $110 million contract offer, according ...

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