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    Big Game James?

    Buster Onley:
    Among the pitchers that the Reds are targeting: TB's James Shields. This could be why TB scouts evaluating CIN minor leaguers this week.
    The Reds and TB matches up perfectly. More so than for Jimenez.
    Yonder, Grandal and a third player if necessary.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    That's a very logical landing spot for Yonder.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    Sure wouldn't mind seeing Shields in a Reds uni for a long time. And if that means we can keep Mes, I'm all for it.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    Shields would be a great addition to the staff.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    Maybe we could swap Jonny Gomes for Johnny Damon while we're at it.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    Buster Onley:


    The Reds and TB matches up perfectly. More so than for Jimenez.
    Yonder, Grandal and a third player if necessary.
    Then flip Volquez or Wood for Beltran.

    Championship.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    What's Shields' contract situation? Would love to see him at the top of the rotation.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    I like Shields a lot -- with an xFIP of 3.65 for his career (2.91 this season) and good K numbers in the AL East, he seems like a prime candidate to benefit from the league-switch and the top-flight defense he'd have backing him in Cincinnati.

    Additionally, he's under a pretty reasonable contract for the next 3 seasons.

    If you can get him for a deal with Yonder Alonso as a centerpiece, that's a pretty big no-brainer to me.
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    Re: Big Game James?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    What's Shields' contract situation? Would love to see him at the top of the rotation.
    James Shields' contract:

    01/23/08: Signed four-year, $11.25 million extension w/ 2012-14 club options.
    2009: $1.5 million.
    2010: $2.5 million.
    2011: $4.25 million.
    2012: $7.0 million club option w/ $2.0 million buyout.
    2013: $9.0 million club option w/ $2.0 million buyout.
    2014: $12.0 million club option w/ $2.0 million buyout.
    2015: Free Agent

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    Re: Big Game James?

    3/28 for a pitcher of his caliber is nothing.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    I don't know if the Rays would want Volquez. I'm not sure why exactly they would want to trade Shields in the first place, but I'd assume it's because of money. If that's the case, then they likely would not want Volquez, who's arbitration eligible.

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    If only good things happen.
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    Re: Big Game James?

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    James Shields' contract:
    It's tremendously team-friendly, considering they can bail on the deal at any point during the course of the next 3 years.
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    Re: Big Game James?

    I didn't know he was signed for three more years. If we can nab Shields for a package built around Alonso, Walt deserves a gold medal and then some.

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    Re: Big Game James?

    Yonder, Grandal, Box? If Francisco was healthy, I'm sure they'd want him (as a DH)


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