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Cubs Acquire Closer Wade Davis: It’s A Smarter Maneuver Than You Think

Wade Davis has been one of the filthiest late inning Relievers in the game over last three years, and only comes with a salary for one year at $10 MIL.

Wade Davis has been one of the filthiest late inning Relievers in the game over last three years, and only comes with a salary for one year at $10 MIL.  Chicago is really smart for doing this as Aroldis Chapman cost the Yankees $86 MIL for 5 years yesterday, and Kenley Jansen is not far behind.  he Cubs may also give Davis a Qualifying Offer after next season is over.  Who knows, maybe he would accept a one year deal at $18 MIL to stay on this World Series Contender.  The most important factor in landing Davis is his playoff pedigree.  He has proved he is an elite Closer on the grandest of stages – something that Chicago plans to be involved in again to defend their championship.

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

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 27, 2015

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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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 24, 2014

Photo: Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Photo: Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast is all about gratitude.

The death of Harold Ramis made me realize how we need to express our gratitude to people who have made us happy before it is too late. Read the rest of this entry

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