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WADE DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Revisting the James Shields Trade

  Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images   “That was a bad trade for the Royals. Dayton Moore gave up way too much, and we definitely lost that trade.” –Sarah Davis     These were the words that I stuck by for about four months. From one perspective, you see that we gave up two top level prospects, Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, for an ace in James Shields, what we then thought...
Via Royals Blue
14 days ago  |  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...
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Grieving Davis returns to stop the Marlins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals right-hander Wade Davis wasn't sure how he'd feel once he returned to the mound after being away from the team for over a week. Davis was away on bereavement leave, grieving the loss of his stepbrother, Dustin Huguley, 25, who passed away unexpectedly Aug. 3 in Florida. Davis did not speak of his personal loss, though manager Ned Yost had indicated...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Wade Davis may miss Wednesday start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals right-hander Wade Davis seems likely to miss his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Twins after the loss of his stepbrother, who collapsed and died during a softball game last weekend. Davis was told his stepbrother, Dustin Huguley, died in Florida on Saturday as the Royals were playing the Mets. Davis had pitched five innings in a no-decision...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wade Davis needs to return to the Pen

by John Viril— Wade Davis is the worst starting pitcher in baseball. He just got bombed in New York in Kansas City’s 8-1 loss to the Yankees. He’s 4-8 on the year. Most importantly, his atrocious 5.89 ERA is higher than any other MLB starter. On the surface, it’s hard to explain Davis’ poor performance. His strikeout rate has zoomed since last season’s stint in the bullpen...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wade Davis is better than his Numbers

by John Viril— Starter Wade Davis is the red-headed stepchild on the Kansas City Royals pitching staff. Currently scuffling with a 3-5 record and 5.37 ERA on a staff that leads the American League in ERA, Davis is the odd man out. After being touted as the “hidden value” in the Wil Myers trade due to five more years of team control, Wade Davis has disappointed most Royals fans...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wade Davis: The Best Case Scenario

In the wake of the Kansas City and Tampa Bay trade from Sunday night, many have speculated upon — and Jeff Sullivan has considered with something not unlike aplomb — how Wade Davis might perform in his return to the starting roation (i.e. the role he’s likely to assume with the Royals). As Sullivan notes, Davis was a not particularly excellent starter from 2009 to 2011. Then...
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-football player Wade Davis explains what it’s like being gay in NFL environment

Wade Davis never played an NFL game, but he spent time on the Titans, Redskins, and Seahawks rosters hoping for a shot. He was a part of the NFL culture and a member of NFL locker rooms. He was also gay, though he hid that fact while he played. Davis was profiled by OutSports.com, and filmed the above video with SB Nation where he talks about what it was like being gay and trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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