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James Shields open to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014

Nov 16, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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Per ESPN’s Jim Bowden, starter James Shields hasn’t discussed an extension with the Royals but is opened to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014 if the option should present itself. Shields will earn $13.5 million in the last year of a four-year extension signed in 2008 while with the Rays.

Shields, who turns 32 years old in December, came over to the Royals along with Wade Davis and Elliot Johnson on December 9 last year in the Wil Myers trade. He finished with a 3.15 ERA in a league-leading 228.2 innings of work, helping the Royals finish above .500 (86-76 to be exact) for the first time since 2003.

  1. kcroyal - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Pretty sure 95% of athletes would stay put at the right price. Santana was willing to stick around too. Neither are going to happen. I want Myers back.

  2. cardslifer - Nov 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Shields is the man.

    He would look great in a Cardinals jersey, but if it were anywhere
    else I would like him to stay a Royal.

    I love to see rebuilding teams come up and challenge
    habitual contenders i.e Pirates.

    Makes baseball more interesting and renews my
    interest in other teams.


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