Cardinals Interested In Shields
As the James Shields’ sweepstakes continue to drag on, a report says the St. Louis Cardinals “have shown interest.”
Shields, 33, started 34 games last season, went 13-8 with a 3.21 ERA and was one of the top arms on the market when the off season began, but has yet to agree to terms with a new team.
The right-hander has been linked to multiple teams throughout the off seasons and although the Cardinals initially said they weren’t interested in acquiring starting pitching, things may be changing.
As the off season winds down, Shields asking price may be dropping and the value Shields would provide could be too much for Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak to pass up as the report said Shields “might hanve to end up settling for a four-year deal in the $70-80 million range.”
– William Boor