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The MLB players who didn't move at the deadline

The trade deadline is all about moving parts and blockbuster deals; pundits love to define which teams are buyers and which are sellers. Oftentimes, however, it’s the players that don't move clubs that can equally affect a pennant race -- just ask the glut of players that the San Diego Padres refused to move. Now, with the deadline having passed over a month ago, this would seem...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) James Shields pitched seven innings for his first road win since May, and the San Diego Padres hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Shields allowed one run and six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. The right-hander was 0-4 with a 5.63 ERA in his previous eight road starts since his last win away from Petco Park on May...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An August Deal Swapping Panda For Shields?

Panda (L), Shields (R)—(Getty Images)Dave Cameron of offers up an interesting August trade idea—pretty much along the lines we suggested earlier today. Cameron points out that Boston and San Diego were negotiating some sort of 'block-buster' deal at the July deadline (likely with the Cubs as a third party), and thus might be tempted to re-visit things in August...
Via FenwayNation
29 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
July 23, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The next target

Troy Tulowitzki So, the Padres have been busy. On Wednesday, the Padres continued to add to their best offseason in club history, signing free agent right-hander James Shields. After a couple days of posturing, the two sides reached an agreement on a 4-year, $75 million dollar contract with an option for a fifth year. The Padres get the reliable ace they need if they want to be...
February 14, 2015  |  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

Padres sign James Shields to four-year deal

All weekend, it’s been rumored that a James Shields signing would be imminent. Finally, in the wee hours of Monday morning, Shields made his decision, and the final top free agent of the winter signed. Shields agreed to join the San Diego Padres on a four-year deal worth an estimated $72 to $78 million. The signing of Shields caps a wild winter for the Padres following the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Padres sign James Shields to four-year deal

The San Diego Padres’ incredible offseason continued Sunday night as reports surfaced that they had signed veteran right-hander James Shields to a four-year deal. San Diego had been the favorite to land the 33-year-old starter for about a week and general manager A.J. Preller was apparently able to close the deal. Chris Cotillo broke the news and says the four-year deal is in...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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