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The core principle of the Danks Theory is to present the opposing pitcher with a lineup that encourages him to use his best weapon fewer times. Looking at James Shields—a right-handed pitcher—and his best weapon—a changeup—you may think he would … Continue reading
When the Rays face off against James Shields tonight expect to see plenty of first-pitch curves.
At some point during the course of the offseason, the focus shifted from replacing the quality of James Shields’ innings to replacing the quantity. While both aspects helped make Shields into what he was, the latter became the go-to-topic. Through … Continue reading
A nice note from Jerry Crasnick’s piece on everyone’s favorite former Rays right-hander: How much did the Rays respect Shields? During their time in Tampa Bay, Shields and his wife, Ryane, started the “Big Game James Club’’ and invited foster children … Continue reading