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whitesoxdave ‏@barstoolWSD 2h2 hours ago Chicago, IL

 

Hearing that the #WhiteSox and #Padres are in talks to bring James Shields to the South Side, take it FWIW

 

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QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ May 27, 2016 -> 09:24 PM)
Unless Brian backs it up, I have zero faith in White Sox Dave. This is the same guy who bet his reputation that Cespedes and the White Sox had finalized a deal this winter, like four times.

 

 

QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ May 27, 2016 -> 09:27 PM)
And with Shields' age, contract, and declining performance, I wouldn't give up anything of value for him.

 

Posted in the other thread but more relevant here ^

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QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ May 27, 2016 -> 09:29 PM)
Posted in the other thread but more relevant here ^

 

To be fair, Shields has been good this year on a really bad team, knows the AL, and I'm pretty sure he has an opt out after this year or next.

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Oh yay, wasting financial resources on a team that is sinking fast and could be in 4th place by the end of next week.

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QUOTE (fathom @ May 27, 2016 -> 09:42 PM)
Oh yay, wasting financial resources on a team that is sinking fast and could be in 4th place by the end of next week.

 

But...but...we are still in first place.

Edited by soxfan85

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QUOTE (SoxPride18 @ May 27, 2016 -> 08:35 PM)
To be fair, Shields has been good this year on a really bad team, knows the AL, and I'm pretty sure he has an opt out after this year or next.

 

Why would he do that?

 

He's not going to get MORE money on the open market...unless he just had a tremendous season this year and led the White Sox to the playoffs and went into next year's FA market, but what exactly are the odds of that happening?

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QUOTE (caulfield12 @ May 27, 2016 -> 10:27 PM)
Why would he do that?

 

He's not going to get MORE money on the open market...unless he just had a tremendous season this year and led the White Sox to the playoffs and went into next year's FA market, but what exactly are the odds of that happening?

 

Yea, I cannot possibly see a 35 year old pitcher forfeit $42M to take a chance on a weak FA market. He's be nuts to do that.

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We would definitely benefit from another starter and his contract dictates you'd have to give up very little talent. Note that it's a backloaded (sort of deal), so $10M last year and $21M each year until it ends. I'm not sure if Shields is the guy, but I would imagine as Hahn looks at deals he's checking out guys that are making a lot of money that he could basically in exchange for eating the contract

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Dennis Lin on twitter: @sdutdennislin

 

Sources: Padres, White Sox discussing James Shields trade. Unclear if deal is imminent, but talks have "energy"

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QUOTE (Knuckles @ May 28, 2016 -> 03:28 PM)
Dennis Lin on twitter: @sdutdennislin

 

Sources: Padres, White Sox discussing James Shields trade. Unclear if deal is imminent, but talks have "energy"

Alright, a more reliable source. I'd only be down for this trade if they pay a lot of his backloaded salary

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The Padres are willing to eat some of Shields' contract in a trade.

Good. His velocity is down and his peripherals aren't as encouraging as his oft-cited ERA, however

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Despite my general negative attitude on this potential acquisition, I will say that

Sale

Quintana

Shields

Rodon

Latos/Fulmer

 

looks a hell of a lot better than what we currently have.

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QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ May 28, 2016 -> 03:33 PM)
Despite my general negative attitude on this potential acquisition, I will say that

Sale

Quintana

Shields

Rodon

Latos/Fulmer

 

looks a hell of a lot better than what we currently have.

 

Fulmer? Guy wont sniff majors this year. Latos/Miggy.

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QUOTE (Knuckles @ May 28, 2016 -> 03:34 PM)
Fulmer? Guy wont sniff majors this year. Latos/Miggy.

I know he's pitching horribly right now (Fulmer), but don't be surprised if he does get called up this year, even before September

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QUOTE (Knuckles @ May 28, 2016 -> 09:33 PM)
Keith Law said, Tim Anderson is available for a SP... *shrugs*

 

Oh god no

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QUOTE (Knuckles @ May 28, 2016 -> 03:33 PM)
Keith Law said, Tim Anderson is available for a SP... *shrugs*

I really, really hope that this would be for a pitcher much better/less pricey than Shields

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