MLB trade rumors: White Sox discussing swap for Padres SP James Shields
THE RUMOR:The White Sox are discu sing a potential trade to acquire Padres ace James Shields.REPORTED BY:Dennis Lin, San Diego Union-TribuneMORE: Eight MLB starters who could be traded in 2016DETAILS: The White Sox still hold https://www.metsedge.com/new-york-mets/mookie-wilson-jersey a tenuous lead in the American League Central, but they had lost four straightentering Saturday’s battle against the Royals. Pitching, which started out as a positive for the club this season, has started to regre s.The Padres, on the other hand, are 9 1/2 games behindGiants in the National League West, so they might already be in a seller’s market.Shields should be comfortable with the move, considering he spent two seasons with Kansas City before heading to San Diego. However, the White Sox aren’t the only team in the division https://www.metsedge.com/new-york-mets/mike-piazza-jersey interested in Shields’ talent. There’s been some speculation the Tigers could be a potential destination as well. MaybeJustin Upton will find himself right back with the Padres?CURRENT STATS: Despite a sterling 3.06 ERA and 56 strikeouts, Shields is just 2-6, as the Padres have failed to give him run support.OUR TAKE: Trades don’ Jay Bruce Jersey t usually happen this early in the season because teams aren’t willing to admit they have no chance. But the Padres would be wise to trade Shields now when his value is high. Shields is a good fit with either the Tigers or White Sox. Detroit might have a better chance of winning it all this season if its talented lineup gets hot. Yet, the White Sox have more to offer in return.