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  1. Rays name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

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

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

    Feb 21, 2015, 7:15 PM EST

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

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

    Feb 13, 2015, 9:36 AM EST

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

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

    Feb 12, 2015, 12:55 PM EST

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    “And my No. 1 reason is winning.”

  5. Video: James Shields introduced in San Diego

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:27 PM EST

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

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

    Feb 11, 2015, 8:08 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Feb 11, 2015, 3:45 PM EST

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

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

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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

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

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

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    Don’t feel too sorry for James Shields.

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

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

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

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:20 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 12:02 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

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    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

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

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 2:12 AM EST

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

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

    Feb 8, 2015, 8:39 PM EST

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    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.

  17. Marlins “have touched base” with Francisco Rodriguez

    Feb 8, 2015, 4:25 PM EST

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    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.

  18. James Shields’ decision expected soon

    Feb 8, 2015, 10:59 AM EST

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    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.

  19. Report: James Shields never rejected a $110 million offer

    Feb 7, 2015, 9:55 PM EST

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    James Shields said he never turned down a $110 million offer made earlier this off-season. He is expected to sign with a team by Sunday evening.

  20. Padres “have to be considered favorites” to sign James Shields

    Feb 6, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

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    Shields is from California and currently lives in San Diego.

  21. The Padres payroll could surpass $100 million this season

    Feb 5, 2015, 9:58 PM EST

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    The Padres currently project to be around $89 million for 2015, but GM A.J. Preller still has some wiggle room with his budget.

  22. The Cubs are kicking the tires on James Shields

    Feb 5, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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    The last remaining big free agent could choose a new team this week.

  23. Royals “haven’t discussed James Shields for a while now”

    Feb 4, 2015, 11:44 AM EST

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    James Shields finally appears close to making a decision.

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