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Royals Rumors: Shields, Ventura to start first two games of World Series

The 2014 World Series begins Tuesday, October 22, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Royals will host the San Francisco Giants. Both teams have spectacular pitching, and we will see it showcased in all games. For Games 1 and 2, Royals manager Ned Yost announced Saturday that he will start James Shields and Yordano Ventura, respectively. Prior to today...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

Big Game James Shields will likely leave Kansas City this offseason and will command a hefty deal in free agency this offseason. But if the Royals win the World Series, he should consider staying. While I certainly won’t begrudge Shields the opportunity to enter free agency as a top flight, durable pitcher who may command a nine-figure contract… but by staying in Kansas City...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are “not hopeful” that they’ll sign James Shields

“Big Game” James Shields may have a career postseason ERA of 5.19, but he’s still a really good starter and the Royals wouldn’t be where they are now without him. But if they’re going to get back to where they are next season, they’re gonna probably have to do it without him. Andy Martino in the Daily News: Shields might remain with the Royals beyond this month, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Sox Expected To Offer Shields 4-5 Yrs.

James ShieldsAccording to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News, the Kansas City Royals expect the Red Sox to offer free-agent James Shields a 4-5 year deal—a deal the AL Champs believe they'll be unable to match. While the team will make a "genuine" effort to re-sign Shields, they realize they have little realistic hope of holding on to their ace. Boston—in their...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Red Sox target Shields instead of Lester?

Just call him “Big Name” James. As James Shields leads the Royals into their first World Series since 1985, all eyes understandably are fixated on Kansas City’s ace. The rampant outside chatter centers as much on his looming free agency as his current playoff run, and the Red Sox are entrenched in the buzz despite the right-hander representing what should be Plan B. The Kansas...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Face A Serious Decision This Offseason

This offseason, there are 3 premier free agent targets: James Shields, Max Scherzer, and Jon Lester. The general consensus around the baseball community agree that the Chicago Cubs should  be significant players this offseason for anyone out of the three. As of right now,  Jon Lester is considered the most likely option, but is he the best option? All three should go for around...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

ALCS Game 3 Postponed; Chris Tillman, James Shields Could Start Game 4

The American League Championship Series is getting a little shaken up. Game 3 between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday due to rain in Kansas City and will be played Tuesday. Game 4 has been pushed to Wednesday, and a makeup game will take place on Thursday if necessary. However, the scheduling changes might affect the starting rotation. With Game...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will try to re-sign James Shields in offseason

The Kansas City Royals aren’t going to let their ace leave without a fight. The Royals have decided they will make a run at re-signing pitcher James Shields, people familiar with the situation told’s Jon Heyman. Kansas City has long been considered a long shot to re-sign Shields, who is set to become a free agent this offseason. Heyman cites the Royals’ ongoing...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: “We Ready” to take the Crown

The Royals defeated the Athletics 9-8 in extra innings (via @SportsCenter). The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card round with a thrilling comeback, extra-inning 9-8 finish. The Royals victory marks the first time since the second Wild Card team was added to the playoff format, that the American League home team has won the one game...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of the James Shields changeup

The Royals made a trade for James Shields and evaluators had things to say about it. The Royals, for their part, were confident in their belief that Shields could help push the team to its intended destination, and on Tuesday, before a partisan audience, Shields will start the Royals’ biggest game in decades. It’s fitting […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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