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WADE DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, and the 95+ MPH Cutter

The video here depicts the last pitch of Wednesday night’s game between Kansas City and Cincinnati, a contest won 4-3 by the Royals. What else the video depicts is a cutter thrown by Wade Davis at 96 mph — for a swinging strike to one of the major leagues’ most talented hitters. Though the author failed to seek Votto’s opinion of the pitch, the following image might provide...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Davis Deserves Better Than Some Footnote

On August 24, 2013, the most popular movie at the box office was Iron Man 3. The troublesome pop song Blurred Lines was all over our radios. The Boston Red Sox had the best record in the American League, and the Atlanta Professional Baseball Club led the National League. Were we ever so young? Also on that date, Wade Davis had a start against the Washington Nationals. He ended up...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Slugger Jose Bautista Hits First Home Run Off Of Royals Pitcher Wade Davis in Close to Two Years

Fantasy owners and maybe some Kansas City Royals fans that are really in to stats probably knew this, but heading in to Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Wade Davis had not given up a home run in close to two years--August 24. 2013 to be exact.That is, until he faced Jose Bautistavia Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Wade Davis is Having a Remarkable Year

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals congratulates Wade Davis #17 after the Royals defeated the New York Yankees 1-0 during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on September 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals are 72 games into a season in which they are proving...
Via The Sports Journal
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Bullpen battle

Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar will look to make the Royals’ bullpen the best in the league in 2015 (cbssports.com). The Kansas City Royals began their 2015 season this past week as they opened camp at Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona. With their first playoff appearance since 1985 last season which ended in their magical World Series run, there are high expectations for this...
Via isportsweb.com
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to See if the Royals Will Trade From a Strength

There was precedent for Wade Davis‘ amazing Royals transformation. You could, for example, point to Wade Davis, in 2012. Or you could point to any number of other guys who’ve found comfortable homes in the bullpen after struggling as starters. But a year before Davis turned into an unhittable Royals reliever — that is, the […]
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Mississippi State Is Pumped About The SEC Network, Playing Network On Davis Wade Stadium Video Board

How excited are SEC fans and programs about their new SEC Network? Mississippi State decided that your standard 40 or 50 inch flat screen was not good enough for the launch of the new channel. SEC Network began broadcasting just minutes ago, and its already playing on the 112-foot wide video board at Davis Wade Stadium. The @SECNetwork is here! #HailState pic.twitter.com/tp3XvPg47m...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The bullpen is your home, Wade Davis

As recently as this last spring, Wade Davis has expressed his desire to be a starting pitcher. It's not going to happen, Mr. Davis. First, you're not good enough as a starter and secondly, you are too darned good as a relief pitcher. The difference between the two variations of Wade Davis is remarkable and if the Royals' reliever wants a long, long career in baseball, he is right...
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

He might not know exactly why, but Royals' Davis is dominating in relief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Same approach, different results. Very different results. Royals right-hander Wade Davis swears he's not pitching much differently as a reliever than he was a starter. Nor does he get more "amped up" coming out of the bullpen than he did when he was a starter. "If anything," Davis says, "I was more amped up as a starter. Seriously." Yet something must explain...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Long shot or not, Wade Davis still thinks he can be a starter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For now, right-hander Wade Davis still considers himself a viable candidate for the Royals' rotation. And manager Ned Yost has dutifully said Davis will get every opportunity to win the job. But realistically, it certainly appears Davis is a long shot to beat out Yordano Ventura, Danny Duffy or Luke Hochevar for that final spot. The Royals discovered last season...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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