Royals extend qualifying offer to James Shields

To the negative James Shields almost single handily prevented the Kansas City Royals from winning the World Series.

Still the Royals want to bring back “Big Game” Shields and have extended a qualifying offer to him worth $15.3 million. The 32-year-old is expected to decline the offer as he is seeking a multi-year deal.

The Royals will do their best to re-sign the right hander who has become one of baseball’s better pitchers over the last three years. Shields was 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP across 227 innings in the regular season.

Shields was 1-2 with a 6.12 ERA in five post season starts this year which included two losses in the World Series two the San Francisco Giants.

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