The Padres who are going all out, have signed James Shields to a four year, 75 million dollar contract. Shields pitched to a 2.48 E.R.A. in his last 13 starts for The Royals, but a 6.12 E.R.A. in the playoffs. The Padres spent more on the thirty three year old Shields than any other player in their history. The Padres will surrender their number one draft pick, 13th overall.