Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:05:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said he is willing to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold for a year. The team currently has approximately $170 million tied up in players who are already under contract or headed to arbitration. If they sign a big-name free-agent pitcher such as James Shields or trade for an ace such as Cole Hamels, they will easily surpass the threshold.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:30:41 -0800
Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) is seeking a five-year deal around $110 million this offseason.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:53:34 -0800
Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) is attracting interest from the San Francisco Giants, and they are "in the mix" for his services, according to a baseball source.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:51:10 -0800
Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) will meet with contingents from the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to sources.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:12:12 -0800
Free-agent SP James Shields' (Royals) representatives met with the Texas Rangers during the winter meetings, according to sources.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:43:12 -0800
Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) has received interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers, a source said Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:27:31 -0800
The Kansas City Royals are expected to check in on the top free-agent pitchers on the market, SP Jon Lester (Athletics) and James Shields (Royals), but their focus will mainly be on SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) and SP Ervin Santana (Braves).
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:11:38 -0800
The Miami Marlins are interested in free-agent SP James Shields (Royals), a source said Tuesday, Nov. 18. Such a move would cost the team that No. 12 pick in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft, as well as monetary considerations. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings drafted Shields for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2000.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:45:45 -0800
Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) is attracting interest from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but their problem will be creating enough payroll flexibility to sign Shields. Executive Tony La Russa said the D-backs' payroll could change anywhere from $80 million to $110 million in 2015. However, Arizona already has $66.65 million committed for next year. The team would have to clear money to have a shot at Shields, which is why they're considering parting with C Miguel Montero.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:25:40 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said the team will not pursue free-agent SPs Jon Lester (Athletics), Max Scherzer (Tigers) or James Shields (Royals) in an interview on MLB Network Radio.