October 24, 2011
Starting pitcher James Shields(notes) has been with the Tampa Bay Rays since breaking into the big leagues in 2006. He's won 72, lost 63, struck out 1,027, and maintained an ERA of 3.96 along the way. Shields had his best season yet in 2011, winning 16, striking out 225, and posting a 2.82 ERA - all career highs.
This offseason, ESPN reports, there is another team in the Sunshine State that would also like to have him on its roster. The site reports that the Florida Marlins are thinking of making a "serious run" at getting Shields from the Rays.
One of the players that could help make that deal happen, the site notes, is Logan Morrison(notes), who fell out of favor with the Marlins after he made it clear that he wasn't a fan of the management there.