The Padres are sniffing around James Shields


James Shields still roams the earth as free agent. It’s unclear who, if anyone, is a frontrunner for his services, but Ken Rosenthal reports the Padres are on the “periphery” of the James Shields sweepstakes, though he adds that they are ultimately “unlikely to land him.”

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported last week that Shields wants a five-year contract worth around $125 million. He’s likely not going to get that. Below that figure a lot of teams could sneak into the discussion, be it San Diego, Miami or your not-so-usual big free agent suspects.