Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 11/20/12
The Case for James Shields By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.comAuthor’s Note: I originally wrote this article near the trade deadline (late July 2012) as I felt very strongly that the Angels wanted to acquire Shields for the division run. However, this event did not come to pass for, probably, the following two reasons: 1) The Rays, rightfully, felt that they were still in contention and 2) The Rays probably asked for more than we were willing to give in trade at that time. Now, that we are in the offseason, I think there is a high likelihood that Shields will be traded, to create more financial flexibility for the smaller-market Rays, and this would be a great acquisition opportunity for the Angels. The article has been updated to the present time. Many teams are entering the offseason looking for quality starting pitchers for their respective rotations. One pitcher, James Shields of the Rays, has been the rumored target of many teams over the last year and there is a high probabil...
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