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Wade Davis takes over as closer for the Chicago Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Wade Davis was a promising starting pitcher when he made his major league debut for Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays almost eight years ago. Then he was a reliever, and then a starter again and then a reliever. Now he gets the ball from Maddon once again - only this time as the closer for the Chicago Cubs. Much has changed for Davis over the years, and not much...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Watch: MLB Network Interviews Wade Davis at Sloan Park

Wade Davis, the new Cubs closer, joined Heidi Watney on MLB Network’s Hot Stove to discuss his trade from the Royals, his offseason training, and what it’s like joining the World Champion Chicago Cubs. The post Watch: MLB Network Interviews Wade Davis at Sloan Park appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
11 days ago

Reports: Uehara, Cubs close to agreement on one-year deal

The Chicago Cubs lost a bullpen piece but added two new ones. The Cubs are close to an agreement with former Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, according to multiple reports. The Boston Herald’s Evan Drellich was the first to report the Cubs and Uehara were nearing a deal, and Nikkan Sports since has said the contract is for one year and $4.5 million, pending a physical...
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Closer Wade Davis Traded To Cubs; Royals Get Outfielder Jorge Soler

The Chicago Cubs have solved their closer problem. The World Series champions acquired Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in exchange for outfielder Jorge Soler. The Cubs got closer Aroldis Chapman at the non-waiver trade deadline, but he’s now a free agent, and Chicago never seemed to show much interest in re-signing him. Davis pitched just 43 1/3 innings in 2016...
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly finalize deal for Wade Davis

One of the biggest names on the trade market is headed to the World Series champions. The Chicago Cubs have reportedly finalized a deal to acquire reliever Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Jorge Soler. The Davis-Soler trade is now official. #Cubs get elite closer to try to defend title, #Royals get power potential in corner OF — Joel Sherman ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs trying to acquire Wade Davis

The Chicago Cubs likely will lose closer Aroldis Chapman to free agency after he helped them win the 2016 World Series, but have they already found his replacement? Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Cubs and Kansas City Royals are talking about a trade that would send closer Wade Davis to Chicago. At first, the deal appeared to be progressing, but the latest report...
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs are serious suitors for Wade Davis

The Chicago Cubs are seeking another back-end reliever, and they may do it through the trade market. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Cubs are serious suitors for Royals closer Wade Davis. Sources: #Cubs among most serious of early suitors on #Royals' Wade Davis. Interest mentioned earlier by @jonmorosi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2016 While...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers showing interest in Royals' Cain, Davis

The Kansas City Royals organization appears to be piquing the interest of the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason. According to a report by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, the Dodgers have shown interest in Royals closer Wade Davis and outfielder Lorenzo Cain. It is unclear however if Kansas City is willing to sell with both players under contract for the 2017...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Royals fielding trade calls about Wade Davis

The Kansas City Royals may be considering trading one of their biggest assets. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, closer Wade Davis is available for the right price, with the team poised to pick up his $10 million option for 2017. Heyman also says the Royals would consider trading high-priced players such as Alex Gordon or Ian Kennedy, but a rival GM said that they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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