JAMES SHIELDS NEWS

If your team trades for James Shields you get more than just pitching talent

Pitchers that aren't scheduled to pitch have the best seat in the house to watch a major league baseball game. Sometimes the action can get boring so the guys have to do other things to keep the time moving. Pranks, sunflower seeds, chicken/beer in the clubhouse, and bubble blowing contests are all options for the hurlers.James Shields of the Kansas City Royals may be on the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Shields blows a bubble bigger than his own head (VIDEO)

Ever wonder why MLB players need all of those buckets of Double Bubble strewn around their dugouts during a game? Here's why:James Shields shows off his bubble blowing skills Wednesday night by puffing one bigger than his head.The hard part for the Royals pitcher? Saving it for future chews.Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Shields blows a really big bubble

Multi-millionaire busy at his 'job'
Via Beer Mug Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Fall Short of Comeback, Lose 2-1

Legend has it that if you score more runs that the other team, you’ll win the game. The Royals must have missed that. It was a horrible quality start for James Shields, if that makes sense. Shields threw an average of 20.67 pitches per inning. While Shields went six complete innings, and only allowed two runs, he wiggled out of jam after jam, and was a bit out of control with his...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins trump Royals, 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kyle Gibson bounced back from a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar in the third inning and another by Nori Aoki in the sixth over seven dazzling innings. He was at his best toward the end...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gibson outduels Shields, pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar in the third inning and another by Nori Aoki in the sixth over seven dazzling innings. He was at his best toward the end, too...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi and the 2014 Value of the Trade

When the Royals and Rays matched up on the big James Shields/Wil Myers (and others) trade in the winter of 2012-13, the judgement from the baseball community was swift and decisive. It wasn’t necessarily that you couldn’t trade a budding star like Myers away under any circumstances; after all, plenty of people liked the Jeff Samardzija / […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Twins limp into KC to face a determined Shields

The Kansas City Royals are very much in contention with August approaching. A visit from the last-place Minnesota Twins could help them improve their position. Kansas City looks to continue its recent home success against the Twins as these AL Central rivals open a three-game set Tuesday night. Currently five games behind division-leading Detroit, the Royals (53-51) are also in the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Jul 29

Stephen Strasburg, Cole Hamels, and James Shields tower above the rest of Tuesday’s starters with their respective starts against the Marlins, Mets, and Twins. They’re not the day’s only reliable options as a deep day of pitching gives fantasy owners a lot of security (well, as much as you can have I guess). Jorge De La Rosa checks in at 4th with a start against the Cubs that...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'PG' version of Danny Duffy is still pretty nasty to opposing hitters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals left-hander Danny Duffy fully admits there was a time when he was a little out of control on the mound. When he got mad, he showed it -- especially vocally. And everyone could hear it. These days, Duffy still gets mad. He just hides it better, thanks to a trick he learned from James Shields. Shields is legendary for barking obscenities into his glove. Now...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Royals Should Move James Shields

The July 31st trade deadline is coming up this week, and so far there has been a paucity of big deals. With the second Wild Card allowing more teams to stay in contention, teams have been reluctant to deal away star players. The pitching market is especially thin. Earlier the Oakland Athletics sprung big for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. However, the Philadelphia...
Via Baseball News Source
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields looks to pitch Royals to series win in Windy City

The Kansas City Royals and starter James Shields have enjoyed plenty of recent success at U.S. Cellular Field. As Shields looks to win a fourth consecutive start there, Kansas City tries to capture a fourth straight road series over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. The Royals (49-50) have won seven of their previous eight series at U.S. Cellular. They finally found some offense...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB Trades That Need to Happen Before Deadline

With the MLB trade deadline nearing, there promises to be a nice amount of wheeling and dealing in the coming weeks. The likes of Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Brandon McCarthy and Huston Strett are already off the market. This tells us a story of contending teams valuing pitching over hitting at this point in the process.  Continuing with that theme, we are going to check in on...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals blow numerous chances, give one away to Red Sox

All season long, the Royals have talked about being a big "second-half team" and that no one should worry about their scuffuling through the first half. But the second half started out almost identical to the first, with an agonizing 5-4 loss to the Red Sox in Boston on Friday night. The Royals squandered a 4-1 lead and had a chance to bust the game wide open early and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Good second-half club? Royals can start proving it at Boston

It's been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs -- a drought they're determined to end with some slight improvements in the second half. That goal seems far more realistic than Boston's chances of reaching the postseason and defending its title, but the Red Sox haven't written off their season just yet. James Shields takes the mound for the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Are Between A Rock And A Hard Place

This will be tough to write. It pains me to write it, because a month ago in this space, I said that the Royals had “a great chance” to win the division. Since that piece was posted, even including the win that day, the Royals have gone 10-14. So for roughly 1/6 of the season, they’ve played like a 68-win team. Sorry about that, fellow fans. I thought the Royals had figured...
Via Pine Tar Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisting the James Shields Trade

  Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images   “That was a bad trade for the Royals. Dayton Moore gave up way too much, and we definitely lost that trade.” –Sarah Davis     These were the words that I stuck by for about four months. From one perspective, you see that we gave up two top level prospects, Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, for an ace in James Shields, what we then thought...
Via Royals Blue
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers smack sinking Royals again, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What was supposed to be a big statement series for the Royals going into the All-Star break has turned out to be more of a concession -- the Royals simply are no match for the Detroit Tigers at this moment. The Tigers continued their domination of the Royals in 2014, winning for the ninth time in 12 tries with a 5-1 triumph Saturday night. Worst yet, perhaps,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Royals outdueled in 5-1 loss to Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello leads Tigers to fifth straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have a Tigers problem they hope Shields can solve

Continued success in Kansas City has enabled the Detroit Tigers to build a sizable lead over the second-place Royals in the AL Central. As Rick Porcello tries to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, the Tigers can further increase their division advantage with a sixth consecutive win at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. Detroit (52-37) has split its six home games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields masters former teammates as Royals down Rays, 6-0

He had twirled shutouts on this surface and spilled champagne on its fringes, but never before had James Shields stood atop the Tropicana Field mound wearing the road grays of the Royals. At 7:14 p.m. on Monday, Shields scooped a baseball off the AstroTurf and paced a semi-circle. He toed the rubber with his size-12 1/2 cleats. For the next two hours of a 6-0 victory, his greatest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays in search of momentum again after slipping up against Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This Tampa Bay Rays season, already a lesson in attrition, has become about evolving expectations. It began with lofty hopes of advancing deep into October. It became about into crawling through the desert of late May and most of June. Now it's a study in how momentum, in those rare moments when it's captured, remains fragile yet must be maintained...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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