Sam Mellinger

October 26, 2014 11:37 PM

James Shields taught the Royals to become winners, and now it's up to them

James Shields has been an evolutionary presence for the Royals, the unquestioned leader for a team that needed one. The guys in that clubhouse give so much of the credit for the last two years of success to the performance and guidance of their best starting pitcher. Now, it is up to them whether he’ll be a World Series champion.

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