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Padres newcomer James Shields to start on opening day

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) San Diego Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day. Padres manager Bud Black made the announcement Saturday. San Diego opens the season on April 6 at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shields has never pitched at Dodger Stadium. Shields signed a $75 million, four-year deal with the Padres last month. The 33-year-old righty became a free agent...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockies

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres' 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. Gonzalez exited after striking out in the top of the fourth. The two-time All-Star said he felt ''fatigue'' in the knee during the day, and it got worse when he had...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Armed with Shields, Kemp, Upton, Padres eager to win now

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black turned the corner to meet the press on the first day of spring training and was taken aback at the throng of reporters waiting. ''What are we, the Yankees?'' Black asked. No, but they're no longer the anonymous Padres, the light-hitting, star-less team planted near the bottom of the NL West. Thanks to first-year general manager A.J. Preller's wild...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: San Diego Padres

Even with the Chicago Cubs acquiring Jon Lester, and the Chicago White Sox doing their thing, and the multitude of Cole Hamels-to-Boston rumors, the San Diego Padres, of all teams, managed to serve as the talk of the offseason. And why not? They improved perhaps more than any other team in the game, completely overhauling their big league roster while keeping their top prospects...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Hammel dominate early innings; Padres top Cubs 6-1

MESA, Ariz. (AP) James Shields pitched five no-hit innings and Tommy Medica hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth as the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Sunday. It was Medica's fourth home run of the spring and came in a pinch hit appearance in the eighth off Chicago reliever Francisley Bueno. Shields and Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel, who played together...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About James Shields…Because I Made Them Up

James Shields, the new anchor of the Padres starting rotation, was arguably this offseason’s biggest acquisition by “Rockstar GM” A.J. Preller. Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Shields. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could...
Via Padres Public
10 days ago  |  Discuss

With James Shields, Do the Padres Have the Best Rotation in the National League?

View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybin, Gyorko and Goris homer as Padres lose to Brewers

Gomez walked and scored in the first inning, and hit a three-run homer in the second off James Shields as the Brewers defeated the a San Diego Padres split squad 6-4 on Tuesday. Gomez hit a long drive to left for his second homer of the spring. The All-Star and Gold Glove center fielder, who starting pitcher Matt Garza likened to a "stick of dynamite with no fuse" on Tuesday, is...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomez homer keys Brewers' win over Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer off James Shields and the Milwaukee Brewers beat a San Diego Padres split squad 6-4 Tuesday. Gomez connected for the second time this spring after Luis Jimenez walked and Jean Segura doubled. Gomez also walked and scored in the first inning. Shields, who had not allowed a run in four innings in his first two starts with his...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomez 3-run HR off Shields helps Brewers beat Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer off James Shields and the Milwaukee Brewers beat a San Diego Padres split squad 6-4 Tuesday. Gomez connected for the second time this spring after Luis Jimenez walked and Jean Segura doubled. Gomez also walked and scored in the first inning. Shields, who had not allowed a run in four innings in his first two starts with his new...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of The San Diego Padres

The Biggest Home run ever hit in Petco Park was not by a player, but by new GM A.J. Preller. He came in like the Grinch who stole Christmas from all of the big markets to Friar fans delight. The days of avoiding Padres on draft day are over.Just How Good Will the Padres Be in 2015? View image | gettyimages.com PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPSKemp719391027110.4740.5000.8421...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields perfect, Kemp hitless as Padres fall to Dodgers

PEORIA, Ariz. -- James Shields struck out five in three perfect innings and Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 in his first game against his former team as the San Diego Padres lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Thursday night. Shields didn't allow a ball out of the infield in his second spring start with his new team. The right-hander threw a first-pitch strike to all nine hitters, had...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields dominant, Kemp 0 for 3; Dodgers beat Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) James Shields struck out five in three perfect innings and Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 in his first game against his former team as the San Diego Padres lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Thursday night. Shields didn't allow a ball out of the infield in his second spring start with his new team. The right-hander's fastball hit 92 mph, he had four consecutive strikeouts...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Righty Rescues Pooch

For the first time in seven years, the Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starter will not be named David Price of James Shields. Also, with Alex Cobb getting the nod, it also makes this the thirteenth straight year the guy taking the bump for the team’s opener is 30 years old or younger. In case you were wondering, Tanyon Sturtze was 31 when he took the mound on Opening Day 2002…but...
Via Hall of Very Good
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Showdown: Indians vs Royals

The Royals have been the stomping mat of the American League Central since it’s inception in 1994, finishing third or worst every season from 1996 through 2014 including eight last place finishes. During that span, Kansas City finished above Cleveland just two times (2012 and 2003) prior to 2014. Of course, things changed finally in 2014 as the Royals made it to the play-offs and...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days 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
27 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
February 22, 2015  |  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
February 20, 2015  |  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
February 19, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 15, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2015  |  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
February 12, 2015  |  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
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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