James Shields

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2014 record: 77-85, 3rd place in NL West

Manager: Bud Black, 9th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $105 million

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All of the boldface names are accounted for now. James Shields has reportedly agreed on a four-year contract between $72 and $78 million with the San Diego Padres.

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With Max Scherzer off the market, much of the attention this baseball offseason has shifted towards James Shields, the best remaining starter out there.

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Could Dan Duquette be thinking of another February surprise?

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2014 record: 89-73, 2nd place in AL Central

Manager: Ned Yost, 6th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $111 million

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