Mystery team reporedly offers James Shield $110 million

Baseball Free agent pitcher James Shields could be close to getting a long-term mega offer, we just don’t know which team is signing the check.Two unnamed baseball executives said Shields has an offer on the table upwards of five years and $110 million, according to FOX Sports. Jon Lester’s six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs set the benchmark for top-level arms this offseason, but Shields and former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer have yet to sign on the dotted line with a club.The high price associated with Shields could scare away suitors like the Giants, Red Sox, Padres and his most recent team, the Royals. As if the nine-figure price tag wasn’t enough to raise concern, Shields has thrown over 200 innings in each of the last eight seasons. Over the span of his career, Shield has logged more than 300 m

ore innings (1,910 1/3) than Lester (1,596) and nearly 700 more than Scherzer (1,239 1/3). Shields, 32, went 14-8 last season with a 3.21 ERA and 180 strikeouts in 227 innings, but failed to live up to his nickname, "Big-Game James", in the postseason with a 6.12 ERA.