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

Manager: Ned Yost, 6th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $111 million

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The turn of the calendar to 2015 makes it a little bit easier for all of us to picture the beginning of spring training, even with the harsh winter setting in around Washington, D.C.

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