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Red Sox will be keeping an eye on James Shields

Jon Lester may be Plan A, but James Shields wont be that far behind. While most are rightfully focusing on the Red Sox chances of bringing back Lester via free agency, according to sources, the team will be eyeing the current Kansas City ace, a familiar name in American League East circles, this offseason. Shields wont get the haul of a Lester or Max Scherzer, but it is not out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 129: Eight runs make it five straight

#454156596 / New York Yankees 8 — Kansas City Royals 1 The Yankees had to make a stop to visit the Royals and make up a rain out. Against Royals pitcher James Shields, an error of his own doing would prove costly. After two scoreless innings, Ichiro Suzuki would hit a ground ball back to Shields, the pitcher would attempt to make the play at first but Ichiro would...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Bested by Yanks, Royals Lose 8-1

Kansas City desperately needed someone to step up, and guide their team through a pennant chase. Who better to do so than James Shields? In seven starts prior to the match against the Yankees, Shields is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA. Three years ago with the Tampa Bay Rays, Shields did the same thing. In July of 2011, Juego posted a 5.40 ERA, and posted a record of 1-4. Things would turn...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Royals (8/25/14)

The Yankees start a pivotal match up with the AL Central leading Royals. Michael Pineda (2-2, 2.05 ERA) matches up against James Shields (12-6, 3.28 ERA) in game one at Kauffman stadium. The Yankees received a solid six inning performance from Pineda his second time out off the DL against the Astros. He gave up two earned runs on four hits while walking one in a no decision. ...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals now sit atop the AL Central and here’s why they’re a force to be reckoned with

With all the talk last year about the Pittsburgh Pirates attaining their first winning season since 1992, the Kansas City Royals and their fans probably felt slighted in the sympathy department. This franchise’s last postseason game took place in 1985—which was also the year of its last championship. You could probably say the Royals used up all their luck in that title run,...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Almost all of AL East will be in the mix for James Shields in free agency

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields is scheduled to hit the free agent market this offseason and will have no shortage of suitors, making him likely to cash in on a big contract.Shields will draw interest from many teams, especially the American League East. The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Toronto Blue Jays will be in the mix for him this...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Fires Shutout Behind Electric Kauffman Stadium as Royals Blank Giants, 5-0

Five weeks ago, James Shields was the worst starter in the Royals rotation in terms of ERA. The Royals were treading water in the standings, struggling to stay above .500 with their laboring ace. The majority of fans wanted him traded, some because of his struggles. People claimed he was “washed up”, “old”, or “hurt.” Oh what a difference a few weeks (and a few wins)...
Via Royals Blue
21 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields Looks Awesome in 4-2 Victory over A’s

Any time James Shields is on the bump for a rubber match, Royals fans should feel confident about their team’s chances. In 10 series-deciding games that Shields has started in a Royals uniform, Kansas City came into Sunday with a whopping 9-1 record. Fortunately for the Royals, Shields would continue his trend to lead his team to a 4-2 win, clinching a victorious series against...
Via Royals Blue
27 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: James Shields edition

( The Kansas City Royals made one of the biggest trades in the clubs most recent history last offseason when they sent outfield prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in return for ace James Shields and Wade Davis. Last year Myers won the Amercian League Rookie of the Year and the Rays seemed to get the better half of the deal, but halfway through 2014, while Wil Myers...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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