Shields’ agent: There was no 5-year, $110 million offer

Soon after the calendar turned to 2015, FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal passed along word from a pair of executives that free-agent right-hander James Shields had received a five-year, $110 million offer from an unnamed team but was continuing to look for something better.

On Wednesday, a day after the Padres finalized a four-year, $75 million deal with Shields, the veteran pitcher’s agent told Rosenthal that no such offer ever materialized.

“That was completely inaccurate and a fabrication,” Page Odle said.

According to Odle, there were discussions of contracts ranging from three to five years, but Shields never demanded a deal of five years or more. One club did make an offer early in the offseason, but an agreement couldn’t be struck, and Shields’ market didn’t begin to gain steam again until the new year. Eventually, Shields decided he wanted to pitch for the Padres, with Odle calling it, “a great fit for him and his family.”

— Andrew Simon

6 Comments

shields isn’t worth that kind of money. he could NOT stop the world champion San Francisco Giants

LOOK OUT FOR THE 2015 CLEVELAND INDIANS. if Kipnis and Swisher are Healthy, we could see the TRIBE go deep into post season, Possibly the World Series. I would love to see an Indian/Giants world series

I COULD NOT LOSE, NO MATTER WHO WON. THIS WOULD BE MAGIC, AND IT COULD HAPPEN

ONCE AGAIN, THE MIGHTY DODGERS WILL NOT MAKE IT TO THE WORLD SERIES. COUNT ON IT. SPECIALLY IF YASIEL PUKE IS STILL ON THE TEAM. HE IS A DOUBLE A PLAYER AT BEST

ALL THE DODGERS HAVE IS KERSHAW. HE IS GREAT, BUT CAN’T PITCH EVERY DAY. THE DODGERS MIGHT NEVER MAKE A WORLD SERIES APPEARANCE IN MY LIFETIME. I HOPE NOT

SHIELDS AND THE PADRES. TWO LOSERS

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