Category: James Shields

James Shields Sees Similarities Between the Royals and the Rays

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

For the last few years the Kansas City Royals have put together a team loaded with prospects and hitting but they still haven't made progress on the diamond. Something was missing and it wasn't hard to see what it was. It was a lack of starting pitching. After a fourth ...

Healthy James Shields Wants To Bring A Winning Culture To Kansas City

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Last week on SRI, we explored the blockbuster trade made by Royals GM Dayton Moore. Kansas City acquired an innings-eater in James Shields and a young Wade Davis. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Tampa Bay's starting pitching staff and should bring some stability to an organization that has lacked pitching ...

Royals GM Dayton Moore Says He Needed to Make This Blockbuster Trade to Create a Winning Culture in Kansas City

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

For the last few years the Kansas City Royals have been stockpiling young players either through the draft or in trades. Despite all the talent on the roster Kansas City still hasn't made any real progress and they haven't finished with a record above .500 since 2003. In large part, ...