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The Houston Astros should trade for James Shields

The Houston Astros have already made a splash in the trade market, making a move for left-hander Scott Kazmir, but I still think they are one arm away from being a true World Series contender. They attempted to make a move for the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, but Hamels used his no trade clause to keep himself from going to Houston. Although the Phillies got a great...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could James Shields Be Traded To Chicago Cubs?

Major League Baseball is fast approaching the Friday non-waiver trade deadline. A team that was a major buyer in the winter, could very well be a seller this week. The San Diego Padres made several offseason splashes, but the end product has just not gelled together here in 2015. The Padres may be a team looking to sell this week, and recalculate their place in the NL West. After...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields and Syndergaard square of in Padres-Mets opener

While James Shields' days with the San Diego Padres could be numbered, the New York Mets expect Noah Syndergaard to be one of the cornerstones of their future. As Shields goes after only his second win in 10 starts, the Padres will try for their fourth straight victory Tuesday night in the opener of a 10-game trip against Syndergaard and the Mets. Shields (8-3, 3.77 ERA) has been...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields says he 'definitely had more in the tank' after being pulled after 5th

After throwing five scoreless innings in his start on Wednesday, James Shields was taken out of the game by interim manager Pat Murphy, a decision which Shields reflected on after the game. "I was still good to go. I've been in that situation a few times in my career. I definitely had more in the tank," Shields said, per Shields was replaced with a pinch-hitter in the bottom...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Padres just blow the whole thing up?

No team made more noise this past offseason than the San Diego Padres, engaging in seemingly endless roster turnover in hopes of putting a contending team on the field. It was either going to be a spectacular success or a spectacular failure; either way, it’d be spectacular. Things haven’t gone exactly as general manager A.J. Preller planned. The Padres are putrid on offense...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Padres host hot Rockies for weekend series

James Shields' first half ended in contrast to how it began, and his second is beginning against one of the hottest teams in baseball. NL West straggler Colorado. If the Rockies can extend their winning streak to a season-best five games Friday night in San Diego, they will have dragged the Padres into a last-place tie of teams with big names that could be made available before the...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ trade targets: James Shields

Signing James Shields this past offseason was just one of many moves the San Diego Padres made in hopes of competing for a playoff berth. The 2015 season quickly went south for the Padres and the team sits 10 games back in the National League West Division. Rumors are surfacing that the Padres are asking about other team’s interest in the right-hander. With the Detroit Tigers...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs were the runner-up for James Shields

The Chicago Cubs were very close to signing James Shields this winter. How close? Well, according to Shields himself, Chicago was the runner-up to the Padres for his services. James Shields just said on @Mighty1090 that his decision came down to the Cubs and Padres. — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 12, 2015 Earlier reports had the Cubs’ offer for Shields at three years...
Via The Outside Corner
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Padres to offer James Shields $72-$80M

By Vincent Frank. Could we finally be nearing the end of the James Shields free agency marathon? Jon Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the San Diego Padres final offer for Shields is between $72 and $80 million over four seasons. Shields, 32, is the last big-name free agent on the open market and hasn’t drawn the interest he expected after struggling big time for the Kansas...
Via Sportsnaut
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

What's James Shields' free agency future?

The run of James Shields on the free agent has begun to reach a marathon-like duration at this point. The durable righty sits as the last of the premiere open..... The post What Does James Shields’ Free Agency Future Look Like? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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