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Padres continue to wait for James Shields' decision

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The Padres made their final offer to pitcher James Shields yesterday.  Now they're waiting for his decision.  A few other teams have tried to enter the bidding for Shields but have gained little traction in Twitter mentions.  If it were up to Twitter rumors, Shields would already be wearing a bland Padres jersey right now.

Shields thought about his options while we were all sleeping last night.

He may put off the decision and pull another all nighter tonight.

Jim Bowden is pretty confident that Shields will end up in San Diego.

It'd be a huge upset if the Padres don't get Shields at this point.  I for one will be really upset.

Buster Olney considers the Padres move a big risk, but the only other option is to continue to finish third or fourth place in the division.

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Once we figure out Shields' final destination then we'll need to find out which Padre doesn't know what "impasse" means.

UPDATE: Jon Morosi is quoting the same numbers as Bowden now: