trade rumor: Padres 'really want to move' James Shields and Andrew Cashner

Baseball THE RUMOR: The Padres

"really want to move" starters James Shields and Andrew Cashner.REPORTED BY: ESPN's Jayson Stark. MORE: Eight best destinations for Justin Upton | Cardinals acquire Marlins' CishekTHE DETAILS: The Padres appear to be in sell mode as closer Craig Kimbrel, starters Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy, and All-Star outfielder Justin Upton are also rumored to being on the trading block, per CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.  THIS SEASON: Shields is 8-3 with a 3.77 ERA and 144 strikeouts over 126 2/3 innings in the first year of a four-year, $75 million contract he signed last offseason. Cashner owns a 4.10 ERA with 97 strikeouts over 109 2/3 innings and is making $4.05 million this season. OUR TAKE: After attempting to pack their roster with stars and make the playoffs for the first time since 2006, the Padres' plan backfired. They were 44-52 and 10 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West entering Friday's game. Still, with great talent on their roster, the Padres will be able to get a decent amount of talent in return.The Royals, Blue Jays, and Dodgers are among the contenders seeking starting pitching, but it is unlikely that Shields will go back to Kansas City, where he spent all of last season. The Dodgers are also interested in the Rangers' Yovani Gallardo as well as aces Cole Hamels (Phillies) and Johnny Cueto (Reds). That leaves the Blue Jays, who have seen enough of Shields when he played for the Rays and Royals. Shields is 12-6 with a 3.28 ERA against the Jays.

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