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  1. Video: Yordano Ventura throws seven no-hit innings in Cactus League start

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Yordano Ventura AP

    Yordano Ventura was recently named as the Royals’ Opening Day starter and he had a heck of a tuneup in his latest Cactus League outing last night.

  2. Chris Archer is the Rays’ replacement Opening Day starter

    Mar 26, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

    Chris Archer

    Archer will be the first pitcher other than David Price or James Shields to start Opening Day for the Rays since 2007.

  3. Yordano Ventura named Royals’ Opening Day starter

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Yost said the way Ventura pitched in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series gave the entire team confidence that he is ready to be the leader of a pitching staff that lost James Shields this winter to free agency.

  4. 2015 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 25, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    A J Preller, Bud Black, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks, Wil Myers

    Will the Padres’ bold moves lead to a playoff appearance?

  5. Report: Rangers, Phillies still discussing Cole Hamels

    Mar 20, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels figures to be a hot topic of conversation between now and the July 31 trade deadline as the Phillies continue to rebuild.

  6. 2015 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 19, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals - Game Three

    Why doesn’t anyone believe in the defending American League champions?

  7. Rays name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb Getty

    Now that David Price is out of the picture the Rays need a new Opening Day starter.

  8. James Shields rejected a bigger offer from the Giants before signing with the Padres

    Feb 21, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    James Shields, A.J. Preller

    The Giants offered $5 million more to James Shields than he ultimately wound up signing for with the Padres.

  9. James Shields can opt out of his contract after two years

    Feb 13, 2015, 9:36 AM EDT

    shields presser

    But it seems like an opt-out which is unlikely to be exercised.

  10. James Shields: “It came down to the Cubs and the Padres”

    Feb 12, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT

    james shields getty

    “And my No. 1 reason is winning.”

  11. Video: James Shields introduced in San Diego

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT

    shields presser

    James Shields was officially introduced as a member of the Padres on Wednesday at Petco Park …

  12. Phillies have received four “real offers” for Cole Hamels

    Feb 11, 2015, 8:08 PM EDT

    hamels getty

    ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Monday that the Padres, Rangers, Dodgers, and Cardinals have “stayed in contact with Phillies on Hamels,” so perhaps those are the four teams that have made these “real” offers.

  13. The Padres officially announce the James Shields deal: it includes a fifth year team option

    Feb 11, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

    James Shields

    It’s $75 million guaranteed with a $16 million team option

  14. The Padres are said to have made “an aggressive offer” for Cole Hamels

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Figuratively, I assume. And not, like, coming at Ruben Amaro with a crowbar.

  15. We should all hope to “botch” things like James Shields did

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT

    james shields getty

    Don’t feel too sorry for James Shields.

  16. Cubs offered James Shields a three-year, $60 million deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    james shields getty

    Shields ultimately decided to play at home in San Diego, choosing the Padres’ four-year, $75 million offer.

  17. Ruben Amaro, Jr. reiterates that he expects Cole Hamels to begin the year with the Phillies

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said late last month that he was expecting left-hander Cole Hamels to still be with the team when the season begins. He still feels the same way today.

  18. Padres not done yet, preparing big bid for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

    Feb 9, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT

    cuba hat

    Moncada has held private workouts for interested teams and the 19-year-old is expected to land a big contract, perhaps in excess of $40 million.

  19. Breaking down the offseason’s biggest free agent contracts

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

  20. The Padres’ offseason moves may not guarantee the playoffs, but they certainly guarantee enthusiasm

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres Logo

    Padres fans have never had a ton to get excited about. That has changed this winter.

  21. Report: Padres sign James Shields to a four-year contract

    Feb 9, 2015, 2:12 AM EDT

    James Shields

    The Padres have reportedly signed starter James Shields to a four-year deal in the $72-76 million range.

  22. Report: Padres’ most recent offer to James Shields was between $72-80 million over four years

    Feb 8, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT

    James Shields

    The Padres have reportedly made a four-year offer to James Shields believed to be between $72-80 million. Shields is expected to make a decision soon.

  23. Marlins “have touched base” with Francisco Rodriguez

    Feb 8, 2015, 4:25 PM EDT

    francisco rodriguez getty

    It appears the Marlins are going to lose out on James Shields despite making a strong effort to sign the free agent starter. Now the club’s focus looks to be shifting to a different type of late-offseason addition.

  24. James Shields’ decision expected soon

    Feb 8, 2015, 10:59 AM EDT

    shields royals getty

    It’s almost a consensus by now that Shields is going to wind up in San Diego, but there are obviously other teams in the mix or the 33-year-old right-hander would have already signed with the Padres.

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