Wednesday News And Notes: 2/4/15

Slow news day and I'm sick.  Here's what's happening: - The James Shields winds have started blowing again, with a report out today that he's expected to sign by the end of the week.  Both Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman have reported that the Yanks are not interested and not pursuing him, but like I said yesterday, I'll believe that when he signs somewhere else.

- Via Jesse Sanchez of, Yoan Moncada is looking to sign with a team soon and even got a direct quote from him stating that:

"My goal is to sign with a team soon, start training with them, and make it to the Major Leagues as fast as I can with whichever team that might be."

Those are my goals too, Yoan.  What a funny coincidence.

- In the prospect and projection world, Dan Szymborski released his ZiPS projection top 100 prospects list for 2015 yesterday.  Like Keith Law's list, it featured Aaron Judge and Greg Bird as the 2 Yankee representatives, with Judge ranking lower on the ZiPS list (48th) and Bird higher (60th) than they did on Law's.