Are The Yankees Pursuing Free-Agent Starting Pitcher James Shields?The 33-year-old right-hander went 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA and 180 strikeouts to 44 walks for the American League champion Royals last season.
Cash-Conscious Hal Steinbrenner Says Yankees Might Not Be Done SpendingHal Steinbrenner is keeping an eye on the Bombers' bottom line. But it seems he'd still be willing to flash some cash if the right opportunity comes along.
Palladino: Free Agency Won’t Be Easy For YankeesThe events of last week indicated that signing veteran hole-fillers won’t be as easy as the Bombers might have hoped. In fact, they may be faced with additional, internal issues sooner than later.
Report: Yanks Don't Intend To Go After Sandoval, Scherzer, Lester, ShieldsLooking for more big splashes this offseason, Yankees fans? They may not be coming.
9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs OnWith the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At HomeGiants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner's masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 5The Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout in World Series Game 5 to put the Royals down 3-2. Here are 5 things you missed.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
'Big Game James' Comes Up Small For Royals In World Series OpenerThe starter was pounded for five runs on seven hits and a walk, failed to record an out in the third inning and was pulled from Game 1 to a smattering of boos.
Madison Bumgarner Set To Take On James Shields In World Series OpenerJust 25, Bumgarner already is 2-0 with 15 shutout innings in Series play and is 2-1 in four starts this postseason with a 1.42 ERA.
Rest Or Rust? Royals, Giants Set For World Series OpenerGoing into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?