With the news that the Cubs brought in Wade Davis in exchange for Jorge Soler, the Cubs have effectively brought in a 9th Inning Man – who won the World Series for the Royals in 2015 as their stopper.
Davis will earn $10 MIL in 2017, and can may be extended the Qualifying Offer for 2018 in the process. With another spike potentially in the top 125 salaries (this years total was $17.2 MIL) maybe Davis would take the one year deal for 2018 after this next season.
As one of the game’s premiere Late Inning arms since the 2014 season, Davis is also a perfect replacement for the departing Aroldis Chapman.
With a team that has a World Series under its belt, they just added a Pitcher with a 4 – 0 record, with a 0.84 ERA and 0.959 WHIP in 32 Innings worth of work – spanning the 2014 and 2015 World Series trip for Kansas City. He has performed at the optimal level – under the most pressure. Read the rest of this entry
Sitting on a bench by the Clearwater River in Lewiston, Idaho, I pondered the current state of the Red Sox and how they need to make sure their recent first round picks were worth it.
The river flows steadily by in Episode 976 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Gonzalez, Noah Syndergaard, Jake Arrieta, Corey Kluber, Edinson Volquez, Mike Trout and Dee Gordon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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