Updated 01:55 PM EDT, Wed, Sep 23, 2020

San Franciso Giants News and Rumors: James Shields' Value Rising to $100 Million

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San Francisco Giants' James Shields is now making a big name in the sport as his value is said to be rising to $100 million.

It was noted by Sports World News in an article that Shield's worth is now close to the said amount because he is reportedly set to become a second-tier No. 1 starter.

Sportswriter and reporter Ken Rosenthal earlier revealed that Shields has already been offered $110 million but he did not say which team placed the deal.

"Though the front-runners for Shields are not known, a number of executives tell FOX Sports they expect the free-agent right-hander to land a contract of at least five years, $100 million. Two execs say it is their understanding that Shields has a five-year, $110 million offer and is looking for an even higher guarantee. But others say that if Shields actually has such an offer, he should take it," Rosenthal was quoted by Yahoo Sports as saying.

But Rosenthal clarified that no one has confirmed the report yet. 

"Shields' agent, Page Odle, has consistently declined comment throughout the free-agent process and did not respond to an email on Sunday. The talk of Shields and $100 million does not mean that he indeed will land such a deal. Third baseman Chase Headley reportedly received a four-year, $65 million offer from an unidentified club early in free agency but wound up re-signing with the Yankees for four years, $52 million," he added.

Yahoo Sports noted that Shields, like Max Scherzer, is one of the last remaining top free agents in the market and are in line with other starting pitchers like Ryan Vogelsong.

It added that many teams such as the Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees are very much interested in getting Shields since Scherzer will be valuable in the coming months.

"He's 33, and committing to five years would mean you're paying for decline years. He's also thrown more than 200 innings in each of the past eight seasons, making him similar to a high-mileage used car. They don't necessarily break down, but you never know," Yahoo Sports added in its report.

Though a traditional player, Shields is reportedly one of the best pitchers there is in the league, more like a topnotch No. 2.

Perhaps this standing and his performance has raised his value to an amount which no one imagined he could attain at such a fast time. Well, fans will have to wait and see what team will give him the best offer and what deal he will eventually agree to once interested teams come running after him in the coming days or months.

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