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The Bar: James Shields

This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House . . . so we’re at the bar. Hey there. Long time no drink. I, for one, missed when we all get together to do this. So… It’s been an extraordinary offseason for...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher’s Spotlight: San Diego Padres’ James Shields

This week’s spotlight is on the new San Diego Padres’ ace James Shields. He was one of the last free agents to sign this offseason ultimately agreeing to a deal with the Padres about two weeks before pitchers and catchers reported. Shields is one of the many new faces in San Diego for the 2015 season. The new-look Padres figure to be trending upward after a few down years in...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres chairman: It was time to make changes

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and a record payroll to San Diego. "I'm on food stamps, so I had to hitchhike over," Fowler said Wednesday, smiling. "No, we're all in. We spent our money wisely. Or I should...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels took ‘peek’ at James Shields, says Arte Moreno

According to the OC Register, the Angels were interested in James Shields but ultimately balked at signing him to more than three years. “We weren’t going to go four,” Moreno said Friday, as quoted by reporter Jeff Fletcher. “If it had been three years, we would have been in there.” Shields ended up signing with [...]
Via Halos Insider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields Turned Down $80 Million From Giants

Newly signed San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields turned down a four-year $80 million offer from the San Francisco Giants just weeks before signing his deal with the Padres, according to John Heyman of CBS Sports. Shields’ contract with San Diego is worth only $75 million and was signed earlier this month; the deal does feature a fifth-year club option.  The Chicago Cubs also...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

After busy offseason, Padres have higher expectations

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) James Shields is ready. Matt Kemp is so eager he's already at spring training. The San Diego Padres have a remade roster, confidence and lofty expectations. Pitchers and catchers reported to the team's Arizona facility on Thursday. Shields wore a stocking cap as he started in the front of the clubhouse and worked his way toward the back, introducing himself to...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields set to anchor the San Diego Padres rotation

Everyone stop what they’re doing, the San Diego Padres have done it, yet again! They’ve signed someone new, someone to contribute to the growing franchise. James Shields was signed just recently, previously he was a free-agent pitcher, but has now made his way to the San Diego Padres. We could talk about how much of a great asset Shields will be to the Padres, but I think before...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: The Shields Dam Breaks

Do you hear that? It's the sound of Alex Rodriguez readying his bat. Did you hear that? It was the sound of James Shields and the San Diego Padres finalizing a contract, and thus taking the biggest fish off of the free agent market. What are your thoughts on the strike zone? New commissioner Rob Manfred has one. And if you thought the Biogenesis saga was over and done with, well...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields can opt out of Padres' deal after 2 years and $31M

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- James Shields can opt out his new contract with the San Diego Padres after two years and $31 million. The 33-year-old right-hander finalized a $75 million, four-year deal Wednesday that calls for a $10 million salary this year and $21 million in each of the next three seasons. The Padres have a $16 million option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout that would be payable...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields can opt out of Padres deal after two years

SAN DIEGO -- James Shields can opt out his new contract with the San Diego Padres after two years and $31 million. The 33-year-old right-hander finalized a $75 million, four-year deal Wednesday that calls for a $10 million salary this year and $21 million in each of the next three seasons. The Padres have a $16 million option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout that would be payable...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields can opt out of Padres' deal after 2 years and $31M

SAN DIEGO (AP) James Shields can opt out his new contract with the San Diego Padres after two years and $31 million. The 33-year-old right-hander finalized a $75 million, four-year deal Wednesday that calls for a $10 million salary this year and $21 million in each of the next three seasons. The Padres have a $16 million option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout that would be payable...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Made the Smartest Decisions This Winter

With pitchers and catchers due to report this weekend and James Shields firmly planted on the Padres’ roster, the majority of the heavy and impactful lifting is complete for the 2015 winter. The New York Yankees used the past three-and-a-half months trying to get younger, trying to sure up the defense, trying to cover both holes on the left side of the infield, trying to sort out...
Via Baseball News Source
20 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields' agent on contract negotiations: We didn't overreach

Just got off the phone with Page Odle, the agent who negotiated free-agent right-hander James Shields' four-year, $75 million contract with the Padres. Odle first wanted to say this: "James Shields never received, nor did he reject, a five-year, $110 million offer by some sort of mystery team. We never had an offer like that. We never received an offer like that. That was completely...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best and worst signings of the offseason

Baseball’s long, dark winter is just about over, which means it’s time for writers to judge how each team did in the offseason with their signings, trades, and other transactions. It’s also time for everyone reading those articles to bookmark them and tell the writers how stupid they are when the season is over. It’s a cherished ritual of spring and fall. But even with...
Via The Outside Corner
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
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 Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Padres go all-in for Cole Hamels?

Just today, the San Diego Padres confirmed that they would be inking James Shields to a four-year, $73 million contract with a $16 million club option for 2019. And with that signing comes the possible conclusion to a Padres offseason that has not been seen by Padres’ fans for a generation. The new General Manager A.J. Preller has quite a few items he can now check off his To...
Via Batting Leadoff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets First Draft Pick Will Be 53rd Overall

The order for the MLB draft is now set with James Shields signing with the San Diego Padres. Since the Mets forfeited their first round pick to sign free agent Michael Cuddyer, they will not make a selection until number 53 during the second round according to Baseball America. This is the first draft during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as General Manager that the Mets do not have...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat: 2 Weeks Until Spring Training! | James Shields | MLB Fan Cave | Red Sox Talk | CLNS Radio

Via CLNS Radio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Should off-season winner/loser recaps be ignored?

With James Shields finally signing, the off-season is probably closed for business now. Sure, there are a few veteran relievers still out there, and Rickie Weeks still has to find a new home, but most of the money has been spent and the trades have been made. We’ll see a few more deals in Spring […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What does signing of James Shields mean for the Padres?

It took until early February, and it came at a lower cost than he initially anticipated, but James Shields finally has a long-term home, as he signed a four-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth at least $75 million. The 33-year-old California native will remain near his hometown, while also becoming the latest addition to a Padres team that has experienced a complete overhaul...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft Order Set: Boston Red Sox Face Huge Gap Between Picks

This embed is invalid" /> The 2015 Major League Baseball draft order is set now that James Shields reportedly has signed with the San Diego Padres. Shields was one of 12 players who received and rejected a one-year qualifying offer at the beginning of the offseason. The right-hander was the final such player to agree to a new contract, meaning his...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Now Set To Pursue Dominant Lefty

After losing out on the James Shields decision, the Chicago Cubs will now turn their focus to one of the best lefty’s in the game, Cole Hamels. The Philadelphia Phillies said they are willing to listen to offers for the 31-year-old Hamels, who is coming off a season in which he finished fifth in the National League in ERA (2.46) and second only to Clayton Kershaw in Wins Above...
Via Sports Mockery
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Everyone has opinion on Hamels market

Everybody has opinions on what to do with Hamels 1. San Diego Padres signed Shields The biggest move around baseball broke in the very early hours yesterday. The San Diego Padres added free agent pitcher James Shields to the starting rotation in the latest of an active offseason roster overhaul in San Diego. I was not able to get it in yesterday’s morning round-up but did follow...
Via Macho Row
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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