Fantasy Impact - James Shields should provide his usual numbers and is generally easy to predict. He is an every-matchup player because he possesses the skill to do well against any lineup. His 3.15 ERA in 2013 may see a slight regression but don't expect a big change from his statistics.
Predictions - 15-10, 215 IP, 205 H, 82 ER, 65 BB, 205 K (3.43 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)
For more info on the James Shields contract option see: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24166218/royals-exercise-2014-club-option-for-james-shields
Image citations in order of page: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Royals-beat-Rays-043013