The Week Ahead: Shields saga still to play out

The Jame Shields saga continues as the calendar is set to turn to February, better known as the glorious month in which pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. By the time the weekend hits, those Arizona and Florida arrivals will be about 2 1/2 weeks away, and Shields will optimally have a fresh contract in hand and a choice parking spot at one of those glittering Cactus League or Grapefruit League stadiums.

Pivotal season looms for many

Every season is an opportunity for everybody fortunate to participate at the Major League level. But some have more riding on the outcome than others. With that in mind, here's a look at 10 people in and around the game who have reached a particularly interesting intersection in 2015.