Shields Keeps Deal With White Sox Rather Than Go FreeJames Shields is keeping his contract with the Chicago White Sox rather than become a free agent after tying for the big league lead in losses.
Are Resurgent Veterans Worth The Risk In Fantasy Baseball?This week, we're taking a special look at New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia. The big guy hasn't been fantasy relevant since 2012, but suddenly, Sabathia is looking good again. Currently, his ERA would be the lowest of his long career if he could keep it going through the end of the year. That begs the question: Can Sabathia keep it up through the end of the year? We think so, and we explain why in this week's fantasy baseball advice column. Read on!
James Shields And Padres Finalize $75 Million, 4-Year DealJames Shields lives in an exclusive enclave in northern San Diego County in the offseason, so he followed with interest as Padres general manager A.J. Preller revamped the roster with big-name position players.
Analysis: Clearly Intent On Bolstering Rotation, Tigers Smart To Consider ShieldsNo one knows how long Shields can pitch the way he has the past four years, but his track record and Detroit's need make him worth a look.
Report: Tigers In Contact With Agent Of James ShieldsDombrowski said the Tigers are not actively pursuing Max Scherzer, but they may be going after the second-best starter on the market.
9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs OnWith the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At HomeGiants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner's masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 5The Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout in World Series Game 5 to put the Royals down 3-2. Here are 5 things you missed.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For RoyalsThe Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is SetThe Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Playoff Pinch Hits: It's Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On SundayThe Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two UnderdogsThe Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
Gonzalez's Single Lifts Tigers Over Royals 4-3 Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run in his Detroit debut, lining a single to left off Greg Holland in the ninth inning that gave the Tigers a 4-3 opening-day victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday.