Can Wade Davis Repeat His 2014 Season?

Photo Credit – Jake Roth – USA TODAY Sports The season that Wade Davis had in 2014 for the Kansas City Royals is one for the history books. As the primary set up man for closer Greg Holland, Davis pitched in 71 games [72 innings overall], accumulating an ERA of exactly 1.00 while striking out 109 [13.6 K/9] and walking 23 [2.9 BB/9], a K/BB rate of 4.74. To give an idea...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals Are For Real

The Kansas City Royals made their first postseason appearance in 29 years in 2014. They became the first team to win eight straight games to start a postseason and went all the way to game seven of the World Series with the tying run 90 feet away. Metrics are not exceedingly optimistic about the defending American League Champions in 2015. PECOTA projects the Royals to finish in...
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9 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Finalizing 2-year Deal with Herrera

According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, the Royals and reliever Kelvin Herrera are close to finalizing a two-year $4.15 million dollar deal which will avoid arbitration between the two sides. Herrera was primarily used as a "7th" inning guy by Kansas City, often bridging the gap between the starter and the Wade Davis/Greg Holland duo. Herrera ended up having a...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading The Kansas City Royals Offseason

The Kansas City Royals had a lot to be proud of as they walked off the field last season. Regardless of the fact they didn’t win the World Series, they were a team that was projected to be close to making the playoffs, and in fact did make it to the World Series. After a team has so much success, should they alter their lineup and bullpen to improve, or keep it relatively the...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain, Davis and Ventura pick up Royals' team awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Outfielder Lorenzo Cain, relief pitcher Wade Davis and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura all had breakthrough seasons in 2014. And subsequently, all were winners of the Royals' 2014 team awards as voted on by the Kansas City chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, Davis was named the Bruce Rice...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Honor Three Players

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 12, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 2014 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BWAA.  Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, while relief pitcher Wade Davis garnered the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year award and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura earned the Joe Burke...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Royals Should Look to Trade Greg Holland

The Kansas City Royals proved last October how important having a good bullpen is. The team was able to virtually shorten games to six innings as a result of having Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland pitch the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, respectively. However, the Royals are a small market team and after picking up Wade Davis’ $7 million option for 2015, the team...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Right to Keep HDH Together

Throughout the season, people asked me a lot what the Royals were going to do about their bullpen situation because Greg Holland and Wade Davis were both going to be very expensive in the coming years. Sure enough, the Royals have already predictably exercised the $7 million 2015 option for Wade Davis and Greg Holland is projected to earn $9.3 million in his second year of arbitration...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: What’s Wrong With Wil Myers?

Two years ago, the Rays traded James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for a package of talent centered around outfield prospect Wil Myers. The deal was divisive to say the least, primarily due to Myers’ inclusion; teams generally just didn’t trade prospects of his stature. When you have a 22 year […]
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Wade Davis, Greg Holland garnering trade interest

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Kansas City Royals have been receiving calls on right-handed set-up man Wade Davis and right-handed closer Greg Holland. Rosenthal notes that they could very well exchange one of them for a bat. Royals setup man Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland also are attracting trade interest, and it’s possible one of them could be traded for a...
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December 06, 2014  |  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 […]
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals close to signing Hochevar, won't shift Davis back to rotation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday that the Royals are close to signing right-hander Luke Hochevar to a two-year deal reportedly in the $10.5 million range, but that the Royals were not yet ready to make an announcement. Hochevar, 31, made $5,210,000 last season, though he didn't pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two SEC schools will face off against one another when the Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. No. 4 Mississippi (9-1) will look to rebound from a loss last week to Alabama when they take on Vanderbilt (3-7) who is winless in SEC play. Coverage of the game between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State will air on the SEC Network and WatchESPN...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. UT Martin Skyhawks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the No. 1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs will travel to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks. Mississippi State (8-0) should have little trouble disposing of UT Martin (5-5) in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on the SEC Network beginning at 4:00 pm ET from Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS. The Odds: Given the discrepancy between these two schools...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yo, Dog, ease up on bells

Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn found it challenging to do an interview in Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium a few hours before the Tigers played the Bulldogs three weeks ago.
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November 01, 2014

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two SEC foes meet when the No. 1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Arkansas Razorbacks. Mississippi State (7-0) enters this one unbeaten while Arkansas (4-4) is 0-4 in SEC play. Coverage of the game between Arkansas and Mississippi State will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:15 pm ET from Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS. The Odds: The Mississippi...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Players of the 2014 MLB Playoffs

As we look forward to what promises to be an active MLB offseason, it’s important to remember the stars that defined one of the most dramatic playoffs in recent history. From Madison Bumgarner’s heroic Game 7 performance to Wade Davis’ ability to dominate when the Kansas City Royals needed him the most, here are the top-10 players from the 2014 MLB Playoffs. 1. Madison Bumgarner...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Game Seven Pitching Plans

For the Royals, Game Six could not have gone any better. Not only did they claim the necessary win to setup a winner-take-all contest tonight, but by blowing the Giants out early, they were able to acquire an extra day of rest for their vaunted bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland. […]
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good is Wade Davis?

Credit: AP/Matt Slocum Wade Davis continues to amaze out of the eighth inning. In the 2014 playoffs, the Kansas City Royals’ setup man has surrendered just one run in 11.1 innings. He’s only allowed five hits and two walks. On top of this postseason dominance, he posted a 1.00 ERA in the regular season and never gave up a home run. So this all begs the question, how filthy is...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Davis’ Wife Left World Series Ticket In Lieu Of Tip For Waiter

Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife was feeling very generous on Tuesday before Game 1 of the World Series. After dining at Rock & Brews in Overland Park, Kan., with a couple of other players’ wives, Katelyn Davis left her waiter, Ryan O’Connor, a World Series ticket as a tip. The act of generosity too O’Connor by surprise. “I started to walk away when I dropped off their...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals P Wade Davis’ wife tipped server with World Series ticket

Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife Katelyn was having lunch at Rock & Brews restaurant in Kansas City on Tuesday when she got to chatting with her server, Ryan O’Connor. After O’Connor made a comment about hopefully getting off work in time to catch some of Game 1 of the World Series between the...Read More
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife of Royals’ Pitcher Wade Davis Gave a Waiter World Series Tickets as a Tip

One waiter at Rock and Brews in Overland Park, Kansas got the best tip of... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife of Royals pitcher leaves World Series ticket as tip

Anyone who’s eaten out know that restaurant workers are doing it for the tips.  Hoping for that 18%, maybe 20% if they really make you feel like a friend.  Or even a World Series ticket?  Kansas City Royals reliever Wade Davis’ wife had an extra ticket to World Series Game 1 and thought her server at a local “Rock and Brews” might want to join them.  KMBC, the ABC affiliate...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller Revisited: Should Red Sox Pursue Reunion With Reliever?

The Boston Red Sox’s focus should be on finding the next Andrew Miller. Miller has been trending upward for three seasons. The summit of his incline will be a nice payday in free agency this winter. But while Miller deserves every cent he’s about to receive and the Red Sox need a left-handed reliever, the 29-year-old’s price tag should be enough for Boston to reconsider a potential...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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