1. Padres Sneaking Up as Sudden Strong Contenders to Land James Shields

    The James Shields saga —a voluminous tome that would give War and Peace a run for its money —is at long last nearing a conclusion. And the final chapter might feature a surprise twist in the form of the San Diego Padres ...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 12,033 reads 33 comments

  2. Will James Shields' Sky-High Demands, Wait-It-out Strategy Pay off or Backfire?

    In less than three weeks, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training facilities across Florida and Arizona to prepare for the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 7,238 reads 20 comments

  3. Corey Kluber-Indians Contract Extension Makes Plenty of Sense for Both Sides

    This is a curious case for Corey Kluber . The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner and his Cleveland Indians employers have yet to discuss a contract extension, ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 7 months ago 11,260 reads 12 comments

  4. How Tigers Can Use $210 Million in Max Scherzer Savings to Build Future

    Now that Max Scherzer is no longer a Detroit Tiger but a Washington National with $210 million coming to him, the Tigers , in theory, have some money to burn that otherwise might have been pegged for the right-hander...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 11,018 reads 16 comments

  5. James Shields Would Legitimize the Blue Jays' Attempt to End Playoff Drought

    The drought needs to end. The Toronto Blue Jays have not made the postseason since winning the World Series in 1993, the longest dry spell in Major League Baseball...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 7 months ago 16,842 reads 40 comments

  6. 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...

    Bill Ivie Jr Written by Bill Ivie Jr about 7 months ago 3,872 reads 0 comments

  7. As James Shields' Suitors Drop Out, Who Is Still Left Fighting It Out?

    There has been no greater riddle this offseason than James Shields , the marquee free agent nobody wants. OK, "nobody" is an overstatement...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 38,112 reads 123 comments

  8. MLB Fact or Fiction: Strasburg Leaving, Shields Near Deal, Cubs Win Offseason?

    The Washington Nationals' recent signing of Max Scherzer , per The Associated Press (via ESPN.com ), has sent a ripple effect through the baseball world. With spring training just weeks away, there are many questions that remain unanswered...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 8 months ago 19,371 reads 16 comments

  9. Trading Away David Price Makes No Sense for the Win-Now Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers can afford to wait. Literally. They have enough money to hold their current line and enough to add to its length. David Price is going to anchor Detroit's rotation next season...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 8 months ago 8,945 reads 12 comments

  10. Top Offseason Options for Pittsburgh Pirates to Finish off Winter Plans

    This winter has been one of the busiest of Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington's career, as a number of offseason transactions have rounded out his team's roster...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 8 months ago 3,220 reads 5 comments

  11. MLB's 10 Most Valuable Free Agents Still on the Market

    The MLB free-agent market now consists of Max Scherzer, James Shields and everyone else. But beyond Scherzer and Shields, there are still a handful of valuable players to be had...

    Aaron Leibowitz Written by Aaron Leibowitz about 8 months ago 2,709 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Rumors: Latest on James Shields, Yoan Moncada and More

    The calendar has changed over to 2015, yet there are still several noticeable names remaining in the MLB free-agent pool...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 8 months ago 2,231 reads 0 comments

  13. Scott Miller's Starting 9: January to Deliver Scherzer, Shields and More

    1. January Will Bring the Max Scherzer Thaw Spring training is little more than a month away, which means the biggest marquee free agent this side of Jon Lester is about to sign with… "The two sleepers all along for me were St...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 8 months ago 31,347 reads 39 comments

  14. James Shields Poised to Benefit Greatly from Max Scherzer's Huge Demands

    As you'd expect from a Cy Young-caliber pitcher with baseball's most powerful agent, Max Scherzer has some rather large contract demands that he doesn't seem interested in backing down from...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 6,764 reads 4 comments

  15. 2015 MLB Hot Stove: How Much Is James Shields Worth?

    Max Scherzer is the biggest pitching prize still on the free-agent market, but there is another starter still without a team who is due for a big payday soon...

    Heath Clary Written by Heath Clary about 8 months ago 839 reads 0 comments

  16. One More Key Piece Can Legitimize These World Series Hopefuls

    Well over two months have peeled off Major League Baseball’s offseason calendar, a hot-stove season that has been as active and stunning as any in recent memory. Yet, it is not finished...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 8 months ago 6,478 reads 29 comments

  17. Teams with the Need, Resources to Meet James Shields' $100M Demands

    The calendar's about to turn —another baseball season and spin 'round the sun in the books —and still James Shields sits, unsigned. That's not an utter surprise; this offseason was ridiculously pitching-rich...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 8 months ago 41,243 reads 41 comments

  18. 2014 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Remaining Available Aces

    Max Scherzer and James Shields still need homes for 2015 and beyond. The two starting pitchers remain untouched on MLB 's free-agent market, waiting to select a new employer before Opening Day...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 8 months ago 42,948 reads 66 comments

  19. What Is James Shields Truly Worth in Today's MLB Pitching Market?

    With the calendar ready to flip to 2015, two big-name, big-money free agents remain on the market in Max Scherzer and James Shields , both of whom are proven, highly regarded right-handed starting pitchers looking to score massive contracts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 34,287 reads 73 comments

  20. 2014 MLB Free Agents: Predictions for Latest Rumors Surrounding Biggest Stars

    Although the winter meetings allowed numerous MLB teams to cross some names off their holiday shopping lists, plenty of big gifts still await...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 8 months ago 4,193 reads 0 comments

  21. MLB Rumors: Analyzing Chatter Surrounding Troy Tulowitzki, Dan Haren and More

    Much of the chatter in the MLB has died down as the winter chill has set in across the nation, with the majority of big-name free agents inked to lucrative contracts and a variety ...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 9 months ago 765 reads 0 comments

  22. Changes the Arizona Diamondbacks Should Make Before Spring Training

    Change is certainly on the wish list of Arizona Diamondbacks fans as the holiday season approaches. And with spring training and the regular season also approaching, change must happen now...

    Adam Young Written by Adam Young about 9 months ago 1,474 reads 2 comments

  23. Giants Tread Lightly in Fluid NL West with Casey McGehee, Jake Peavy Moves

    Plenty involved, plenty underwhelming. That has been the synopsis of the San Francisco Giants ’ post-World Series offseason to this point...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 9 months ago 10,804 reads 42 comments

  24. Grading the San Francisco Giants' Offseason Post-Winter Meetings

    It has been roughly six weeks since the 2014 baseball season ended with the San Francisco Giants winning their third World Series title in five years...

    Dan Mori Written by Dan Mori about 9 months ago 6,696 reads 8 comments

  25. 4 Post-Winter Meetings Predictions for the Rest of the MLB Offseason

    Just because Major League Baseball's busy-as-all-get-out winter meetings are in the rearview mirror doesn't mean the hot stove has to cool down any time soon...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 56,997 reads 74 comments