Shields to San Diego?

The Padres might have one big move left in an eventful offseason.

A day after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler told MLB.com via email there is room to add payroll, ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted there is growing speculation that free-agent right-hander James Shields will land in San Diego.

The Padres’ current payroll currently sits just shy of $90 million, which was their 2014 Opening Day payroll and a franchise record.

Shields was believed to have been seeking a contract in excess of five years and $100 million earlier in the offseason, but as time wears on his price tag appears to have dropped.

Shields, 33, was 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA last year and has been one of the game’s most durable pitchers over the past several seasons.

— Cash Kruth

2 Comments

It sure is nice having others say good things bout my Padres, Look out N.L. not just the West, Tom in S.D. yea I said it,San Diego go Padres

NYY need to open the purse strings and improve their starting rotation!

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