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Cardy Show Episode 63: Brandon Panikkar

    Lead MLB Hot Corner writer Brandon Panikkar joined me tonight. Brandon and I discussed the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen , the NL East , James Shields and much more. Follow Brandon @Panikkar37 on Twitter. Looking forward to having Brandon appear regularly on the show. The post Cardy Show Episode 63: Brandon Panikkar appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Royals Better Off Without James Shields?

Last season, the Kansas City Royals shocked everyone by making it to the World Series. The last few seasons, James Shields has been a model of consistency. This past season, he went 14-8 and finished with a 3.24 ERA with 180 strikeouts, but should the Royals re-sign him? In terms of big-name pitchers, this off-season has seen some mega-contracts. Jon Lester signed with the Chicago...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Still Not Close To Dealing Dillon Gee

A team source told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com that the Mets are still not close on any deal to trade Dillon Gee or any of their other excess starters. He says there’s still three weeks until camp and that these things can catch fire quickly. January 26 Buster Olney of ESPN says the Padres and Marlins appear to be the best fits for free agent James Shields because they’re both...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Should Do More Than Due Diligence on Shields

When the off-season began, we were all resigned to the fact that James Shields would be pitching in 2015 with a new team. It was a foregone conclusion that some team would give him four or five years at $20+ million per year and we'd be left remembering the 455 regular season innings he gave the Royals in two years with a 3.18 ERA. We'd remember the leadership he provided that was...
Via Pine Tar Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

How do the projection systems view the 2015 Red Sox?

Given all the snow currently blanketing the northeast, Red Sox fans could be forgiven for believing that baseball season remains far off in the distant future. But those hopeful first days of spring training are moving ever closer, with pitchers and catchers scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers in less than a month to begin preparing for next season. Barring any surprise moves, then...
Via Fire Brand AL
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Has James Shields’ market struggled because of marketing?

We’re just a few days away from the beginning of February, and James Shields is still a free agent. Shields is far and away the best free agent left on the market, and while we’ve seen pitchers dangle in the wind this deep into the offseason before (Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kyle Lohse, Ervin Santana to name four), they all had more red flags than Shields. Yet, Shields still...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Shields need to adjust his contract expectations

We’re just a few days away from the beginning of February, and James Shields is still a free agent. Shields is far and away the best free agent left on the market, and while we’ve seen pitchers dangle in the wind this deep into the offseason before (Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kyle Lohse, Ervin Santana to name four), they all had more red flags than Shields. Yet, Shields...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #102: James Shields | SP | FA

Two years ago, how many people thought we’d look back on the James Shields-Wil Myers trade and say the Royals got a good deal? Probably not too many, and even though the book is probably closed on Shields in Kansas City while Myers and Jake Odorizzi are likely just embarking on their respective MLB careers, the fact still remains that Shields was an integral part of a pennant...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Dillon Gee and James Shields

Buster Olney of ESPN says the Padres and Marlins appear to be the best fits for free agent James Shields because they’re both ready to be playoff contenders, and he would be a difference-maker both in leadership and performance. The market for starting pitching appears to be at a standstill until Shields lands somewhere. While the Mets continue to wait out the market for Dillon...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Finds Another Great Pitch

I’m not sure that we talk about how great Chris Sale is often enough. That’s relatively easily explained, I suppose; after all, with offense down across baseball, there’s more great-looking starting pitchers than ever, and even just within Sale’s division last year we found Corey Kluber, James Shields, Yordano Ventura, Max Scherzer, David Price, Anibal […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hypothetically…

Let’s set up a disclaimer first.  For one, I am not saying that the Chicago Cubs absolutely need another pitcher; I’m just saying it would be nice to have another guy in the mix so that they don’t have to rely on Tsuyoshi Wada (or whoever) as the #5 starter.  For another, we already know that the Cubs front office is super disciplined and won’t be bullied into a deal they...
Via World Series Dreaming
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Hamels, Shields, Arbitration, And More

CEO Mike Dee made some interesting comments to MLB Network Radio recently, suggesting that the club is open to trading for Cole Hamels or even pursuing the last big name on the free agent market – James Shields. Even though the team has said earlier in the month that the team is just about set, this comment leaves the door open on the possibilities of making another major move...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields to the Marlins: Still highly unlikely

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Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields and the Kansas City Royals Are a Pairing That Sill Makes Sense

The Kansas City Royals made a big splash in 2012 when they traded away top-rated prospect Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. It revealed a desire to transition from rebuilding to contending in Kansas City. But Shields was always perceived as a bit of a “rental player.” The Royals would...
Via i70baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins still interested in James Shields

The Marlins are one of a handful of teams still interested in signing free agent pitcher James Shields. Shields, 33, has been seeking a five-year deal worth $125 million but thus far has found no takers. Many within baseball believe that the right hander who sent the 2014 season with the Royals will have to settle for a four-year deal somewhere in the $70-80 million range. According...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields wants to pitch on the West Coast

We’ve nearly reached February, and James Shields is still out there, dangling in the wind on the free agent market. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Shields wants to join a team on the west coast. That’s all fine and dandy, but there’s just one problem with his desires – the ten teams in the two western divisions aren’t exactly jonesing for starting pitching, and...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields wants to pitch on the west coast, but…

We’ve nearly reached February, and James Shields is still out there, dangling in the wind on the free agent market. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Shields wants to join a team on the west coast. That’s all fine and dandy, but there’s just one problem with his desires – the ten teams in the two western divisions aren’t exactly jonesing for starting pitching, and...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On the Trade Market For Gee

The Mets have been looking to move starter Dillon Gee since the winter meetings in December, but a trade has yet to materialize. Last week Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported that the Mets will likely need top free agent pitcher James Shields to sign first before they can make a deal. However, an MLB executive recently told Jayson Stark of ESPN that teams are currently “in bottom...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is James Shields Still Without a Deal ?

James Shields is waiting by the phone hoping it will ring. Going into the MLB off season he was one of the biggest free agents out there ready to offer his services to the highest bidder. But something happened on the way to the bank and Shields is still waiting for the Brinks Truck to show up at his house. Jon Lester signed with the Cubs for 6 years at $155 million, Max Scherzer...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Last ace standing: Examining the market for James Shields

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told reporters Thursday that his team was out on James Shields --€“ a seemingly significant development, considering that the D-backs were the one team that had publicly confirmed interest in the free-agent right-hander. As the Max Scherzer negotiations demonstrated, all it takes is one team to form a market. But Shields' agent, Page Odle...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Last ace standing: Examining the market for James Shields

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told reporters Thursday that his team was out on James Shields --€“ a seemingly significant development, considering that the D-backs were the one team that had publicly confirmed interest in the free-agent right-hander. As the Max Scherzer negotiations demonstrated, all it takes is one team to form a market. But Shields' agent, Page Odle...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart: Diamondbacks out of Shields pursuit

 PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' pursuit of free agent right-hander James Shields has reached an end.  The seven-year, $210 million contract free agent Max Scherzer signed with Washington earlier in the week had a lot to do with it.  "The market has changed," general manager Dave Stewart said Thursday.  "We knew it would once Scherzer came out."  The D-backs had looked into adding...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: James Shields edition

After the finish of the 2014 regular season, Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields entered the world of free agency. The Royals ace had been signed to a 4-year $11.25 million dollar contract that reached its end in 2015. Along with the Royals still considering re-signing the pitcher, there are multiple other teams in the hunt. Over the course of his brief run with Kansas City...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Royals exec Taylor reflects on a lifetime in baseball

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As Dean Taylor looks back at his 39-year career in baseball, there are two seasons he'll always look back on fondly. Taylor, who recently stepped down as the Royals' vice president of baseball operations and assistant to the general manager, always will remember the 1991 Atlanta Braves and the 2014 Royals. And, as Taylor sees it, it's because of the similarities...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees won't sign free-agent James Shields because of A-Rod: Report

As if Yankee fans need another reason to vilify Alex Rodriguez, along comes this little tid-bid of info coming from Brian Cashman on Wednesday afternoon. The Yankees general manager claims that James Shields, one of the most desirable starting pitchers available in free agency this offseason, will not be contacted by the team.  And the reason the Bombers — just one...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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