Who's worth more on open market: Lester or Scherzer?
Hernandez, Adam Wainwright and Anibal Sanchez. Lester ranks 19th on the same list, barely ahead of fellow free agent James Shields , who is 21st. In that respect, Lester's recent performance has been closer to that of Shields than Scherzer
Royals' relief corps needs reinforcements
bullpen capable of working more than the 464 innings it logged in 2014, fifth-fewest in the majors. The reason: James Shields is almost certain to depart as a free agent and take his 227 innings with him. Shields' replacement -- whether Finnegan
The Blue Jays are in on Sandoval, but that's not their biggest need
tier starter for a few years. Someone like Brandon McCarthy, Francisco Liriano, Edinson Volquez, Jason Hammel or James Shields would all be a nice piece for the Blue Jays rotation. Shields is the only one of the group who will command big money
James Shields interests Arizona -- but can it afford him?
James Shields interests Arizona -- but can it afford ..... Joe By The Numbers Scores News Search James Shields interests Arizona -- but can it afford ..... market for free-agent right-hander James Shields . Well, here is one interested team
The three surprising people who explain baseball right now
getting a contract that sounds more like a Powerball jackpot . It' s true that major free agents like Jon Lester, James Shields , Max Scherzer and Hanley Ramirez haven' t signed yet, but even when they do, it won' t be very interesting. We
Tyler Mason's Nov. 13 Twins mailbag
the Twins will be in the running to land big-name free agent starting pitchers like Max Scherzer, Jon Lester or James Shields . Instead, it's a bit more realistic -- as I wrote about earlier this week -- to hope that someone like Brandon
Maybe the Mets aren't crazy for signing Cuddyer
were already thinking that they'd likely punt their first-round pick to go after Hanley Ramirez, Max Scherzer or James Shields , then the marginal cost of signing Cuddyer is quite a bit lower, as it would only cost them their second-round
Zimmermann-to-Cubs deal would make little sense
The smart move for the Cubs is to explore the top of this year' s free-agent market (Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, James Shields ), knowing that if the prices get too steep, they always could wait for next year' s free-agent market (Zimmermann
Will James Shields come up big in Game 1 of the World Series?
243. Innings this season combined regular season and postseason. That's a lot of innings and the question is is James Shields wearing down. Well you just recited the stats he has pitched beyond six innings not once in the post season and twiceand postseason. That's a lot of innings and the question is is James Shields wearing down. Well you just recited the stats he has pitched beyond six innings not once in the post season and twice
Pitching expected to be focus for Twins in free agency
It's unlikely that the Twins will be in the mix for any of the top free-agent starters such as Max Scherzer, James Shields or Jon Lester. Instead, Minnesota should have its sights set on pitchers who may not command quite as much money