Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:18:03 -0800
The San Francisco Giants reportedly offered SP James Shields a four-year, $80 million deal before he ended up signing with the San Diego Padres for four years and $75 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations.
Fantasy Tip: Shields is being counted on to serve as the ace of a much-improved Padres team and should see his numbers improve in a pitcher-friendly National League park. He will likely be selected in the early rounds of fantasy drafts due to his durability and walk-to-strikeout ratio.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:06:53 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields talked with the Miami Marlins about a possible three-year deal worth $60 million before he decided to sign with the Padres.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:00:43 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields' contract includes an opt-out clause after two years, according to a contract obtained by FOXSports.com.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:20:27 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields never received a five-year, $110 million contract offer, according to his agent, Page Odle. The report of said offer was called "inaccurate and a fabrication" by Odle, and he went on to mention that Shields received offers ranging from three to five years before accepting the Padres' offer of a four-year, $75 million contract.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:15:53 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields said the Chicago Cubs were the other team he was considering signing with this offseason.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:11:20 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Aaron Northcraft was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Northcraft's spot was needed to put SP James Shields on the roster.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:38:41 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields will make $10 million this year and $63 million over the next three seasons plus a $2 million buyout in a 2019 option, according to a source. His deal doesn't include a no-trade clause.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:24:40 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields threw the most pitches (4,080) in the major leagues last season, including through the Kansas City Royals' postseason run to the World Series. However, Shields' velocity remains intact; he averaged a fastball velocity of 92.5 mph last season, which was up from 90.9 in 2011.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:13:53 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Diego Padres SP James Shields agreed to a four-year, $75 million deal with a club option for a fifth year.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:59:40 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields received a three-year offer with a vesting option from the Chicago Cubs before he agreed with the Padres.