• Rays feel they can cover for loss of Shields' workload

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 13, 2013
    "He always wanted me to just go out there and learn things on my own and just kind of coach me when I'd get home," James Shields said. "They beat up on me quite a bit," Shields said, grinning. "Even last year I felt like I could have thrown 200 innings. There's a streak of fierce competitiveness in James Shields, the Royals' new No. 1 starting pitcher, and he comes by it naturally. "Obviously we're going to miss what James brought," pitching coach Jim Hickey said, "but I think we're going to be able to co...
    Source: MLB.com
    • Desire to be the best fuels Shields' success

      There's a streak of fierce competitiveness in James Shields, the Royals' new No. 1 starting pitcher, and he comes by it naturally.
      Source: MLB.com

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