Sources: Talks between Padres, Shields have heated up & are gaining momentum. Shields likes idea of pitching in SD.— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) February 7, 2015
After not talking yesterday, Scott Miller says that today there's been a flurry of talks between the Padres and Shields' agent, but progress has stopped over a disagreement. His sources used a tennis metaphor saying the ball was in Shields' court now. This is just a hunch, but I bet they're arguing over money!
Update: Impasse now between Padres & Shields after flurry of talks over last several hours. Sources: Ball in Shields' court.— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) February 7, 2015
There's still hope though because Buster Olney's sources say that San Diego will still probably be Shields' destination.
As noted here Friday, folks who've been involved in the Shields conversations believe he's probably headed to the Padres.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 7, 2015
I don't know about you guys, but I'm going to hold my breath until further notice.
The Padres and Shields are not at an impasse....rather Shields has to decide if he wants to accept their last and final offer....#Padres— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) February 7, 2015
While the #Padres badly want James Shields, and are the favorites, they're being told several teams remain heavily involved in the bidding.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 7, 2015
Welp, this makes me nervous.