AJ Preller is going bonkers! Supposedly, just a few minutes ago, we signed James Shield! If you don't know who that is, just watch some of the KC Royals of last year. Awesome pitching and offense set up for this making a huge run for 2015! Go Padres!
The signing of Shields caps off a remarkable offseason for the Padres, who have revamped their club with the additions of Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. Shields joins Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Odrisamer Despaigne in the team's rotation mix, pitching in a city in which he currently owns a home.