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James Shields

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  • Royals extend offer to Shields

    The Sports Xchange Royals extend offer to Shields The Kansas City Royals on Monday extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to right-handed starting pitcher James Shields. Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept or decline the offer. If...
  • Royals extend qualifying offer to James Shields, pick up Wade Davis' option

    The Royals have extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to pitcher James Shields, and protected themselves with draft-pick compensation if Shields signs elsewhere. Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept or decline the offer. He is expected to...
  • Royals decline to pick up Billy Butler's option, making him a free agent

    On the day after the final game of the World Series, Dayton Moore met with Billy Butler at Kauffman Stadium. Moore came bearing news that became inevitable months before. When Moore became the Royals general manager eight years ago, he identified...
  • Young Royals well-positioned to contend again

    The Sports Xchange By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange Young Royals well-positioned to contend again KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a 29-year hiatus from postseason play, the Kansas City Royals took a wild and zany playoff ride that carried them to Game 7...
  • Sam Mellinger: Series loss won't diminish Royals' magical season

    After the last out of the last game of the World Series, the strangers from San Francisco turned an infield 1,800 miles from home into the happiest dogpile in sports. Salvador Perez put his head down and walked back to the Royals' dugout. Winter was here....
  • Rangers surveying trades more than free agents

    Executives, scouts and development personnel in the Texas Rangers' organization spent last week in Surprise, Ariz., in part to get a handle on how they will proceed now that the annual overhyped, overpriced off-season market is open. Even though plenty...
  • Royals, and Kansas City, in no hurry to let season slide away

    Royals, and Kansas City, in no hurry to let season slide away
    It was an impulsive, almost whimsical decision, the kind college students make all the time. And so it was that Dayton Moore and his college buddy decided to pull off the freeway, head to the ballpark, and try to score a couple tickets for Game 7 of the...
  • Unconventional Maddon a perfect fit for Cubs

    The Sports Xchange By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Unconventional Maddon a perfect fit for Cubs CHICAGO -- Joe Maddon prefers an offbeat existence. As the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon once addressed the media with a cockatoo perched on...
  • Royals' dream season ends in defeat; Giants win World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. They had known loneliness and they had felt despair. This lost generation of fans had been left behind and cast aside across 29 seasons without October, the most bittersweet month in baseball. They never knew the exhilaration the playoffs...
  • MLB free agency preview: Pitching pool is deep

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB free agency preview: Pitching pool is deep Baseball free agency isn't what it used to be, if the just-concluded World Series is any indication. The runner-up Kansas City Royals thrived with a...
  • Royals lament coming oh so close

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Back in the World Series after a 29-year playoff drought, the Kansas City Royals couldn't quite capture their second championship. After sweeping through the...