James Shields agreed to terms with the Padres today on a four-year deal.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Contract is for 4 Years and Worth $75 Million
The impending deal is for four years and worth around $75 million, according to ESPN.
2. The Deal Has a Club Option for the Fifth Year
The Padres will have an option to keep the pitcher for a fifth year.
3. It’s the Largest Deal in Padres History
This would become the largest deal in Padres history, passing Jake Peavy’s three-year, $52 million deal signed in the 2007 offseason.
4. The Deal Isn’t in Writing Yet
According to ESPN, all agreements to this deal are verbal right now.
5. Shields Went to the World Series Last Season
Last season, Shields had a 5.46 ERA in 59 1/3 innings in the postseason with the Royals. He finished the season with a 14-8 record, 3.21 ERA, 180 strikeouts and 44 walks in 227 innings. His 2014 highlights can be seen above.