Get To Know Him - Wade Davis

It's a little ridiculous that I have to do a get to know him on the best relief pitcher in baseball this year. I'm not sure if it's because he plays for the Kansas City Royals or because he is not a closer, but regardless everyone should know who this guy is and know what he has done this season.#453820324 / gettyimages.comWade Davis is pitching in his 6th MLB season...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Pitcher Wade Davis Does His Best Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn

There are certain things that happen in movies you do not expect to ever see in a real baseball game. No one will ever drop down and do pushups after hitting a pop fly. You'll never see a pitch fly by the play by play man's head, and you will never see someone throw what would be a strike if the batter was the Jolly Green Giant.Okay, maybe that last one you will see. Royals...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Royals can't afford not to keep Davis and Holland in 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just 33 games to go, Royals fans, with 20 of them at home. Buckle up. It's bound to be a wild and crazy ride. DON'T WEAKEN A STRENGTH There's been some talk lately about whether the Royals can truly afford to dish out in the neighborhood of $15 million for Wade Davis and Greg Holland next season. Davis' contract calls for a club option at $7 million...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Doesn’t Need More Cowbell For New Sign

We have found the one thing for Mississippi State that doesn't need more cowbell: the new sign in Davis Wade Stadium's north end zone.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Royals come up, well, short against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- There are some games teams just seem destined to lose. That was likely the case Saturday night at Target Field when the Royals operated with a reduced bullpen and fell 4-1 to the Twins. The Royals remain in first place in the AL Central, but by just 1/2 a game. Manager Ned Yost simply had to rest his two bullpen studs -- Wade Davis and Greg Holland -- and hoped...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report: Week 20

If there was a NBA Jam version for relievers, it would go to the Royals bullpen.  They are the hottest team since sliced pimento loaf, and as of this typing, are finding themselves tops in the AL Central.  I have said it before and I will say it again-- play the hot hand until it slaps you where it shouldn't.  They are led recently and not recently, as in all year, by Wade...
Via Razzball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence II

Back on June 18th, the original Kansas City Royals 1st Place, Same Sentence post was created.  At that time the Royals have just won their 9th straight game and 12 of 15 in June.  Last night, they were at it again, beating the Oakland Athletics and going up .5 game on the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.  This on the same day they acquired Josh Willingham from the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Face Tough Bullpen Decision

If the Kansas City Royals have a lead in the sixth inning, it's a comforting sight to look into their bullpen and see both Greg Holland and Wade Davis beginning to stretch out as they know the eighth and ninth innings will be their time to control the game. When they come in, the game is more often than not, simply over. I saw people leaving Kauffman Stadium last week as the...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals need Big Game James to get back on track

If the Royals make the playoffs, would it justify the controversial James Shields trade from a couple offseasons ago? In December 2012, Kansas City gave up top prospect Wil Myers in a seven-player trade with Tampa Bay to acquire Shields. Others in the deal were Wade Davis and a player to be named later, eventually Elliot Johnson, to the Royals, while the Rays added Jake Odorizzi...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bases-loaded hit batter helps Dodgers beat Royals

Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Jamey Wright (3-2) threw 2 2-3 scoreless innings in relief of Dan Haren to pick up the win. Davis (5-2) had not allowed a run in 22 1-3 innings spanning his last 20 outings. But after nearly escaping...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals can't catch a break in final frame, drop heartbreaker to Dodgers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oh, my. You can't get much more unfortunate than the Royals did on Wednesday night. With the tying run on second and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Lorenzo Cain rifled a shot headed for the right-field corner and extra bases. It looked like the Royals had the scored tied 5-5 with the winning run possibly on second or maybe even third because of Cain&...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Royals 4: Game-Winning Hit By Pitch

I wouldn’t normally put an image of A.J. Ellis getting plunked as the lead image here — sorry, A.J.! — but then, it’s not normal that the winning run scores on a bases-loaded hit by pitch. So yeah, take that, Wade Davis, and your otherwise spotless season. So, listen, I’m going to be straight with you. You don’t come here to read a paint-by-numbers game recap. You can...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bases-loaded HBP in eighth helps Dodgers beat KC 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Jamey Wright (3-2) threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Dan Haren to pick up the win. Davis (5-2) had not allowed a run in 22 1/3 innings spanning his last 20 outings. But...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals For Real?

The Kansas City Royals have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the past few weeks. They have won eight out of their last ten games and were in first place in the American League Central for all of two days. The Detroit Tigers are back in first place, but only by a half game over the Royals. Offense has been the key for the latter team, as they scored a total of 26 runs...
Via Total Sports Live
June 21, 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...
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Recap For the Month of May

Mike Moustakas KC Royals – Photo Credit – Keith Allison It has been over a month since I have written an article on the Kansas City Royals and it was about the injury to Bruce Chen and how I thought the Royals would handle the situation. I thought that they would choose between Danny Duffy and Wade Davis, like I thought, they went with Duffy and so far it has been a solid choice...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Checkmate! It's game over when Royals' Davis and Holland take over

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Center fielder Lorenzo Cain often has the best view in the house. As he bends his knees and peers into the infield and the batter's box, Cain can see Wade Davis' cutter slice up hitter after hitter. After that, Cain observes as Greg Holland's splider (a splitter/slider) dives without warning into the dirt as yet another hitter waves helplessly at the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The First 50 — Still Reason for Hope

    The first 50 games are in the books. The Kansas City Royals are 24-26, not terrible, but certainly not great. Last year through 50 games, The Royals had won 20 games and lost 30. Are they over all an improved team? Yes. A whole lot better? That remains to be seen, but all the signs are pointing to yes. The first 50 games have been a wild roller coaster ride. In these games...
Via Royals Blue
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trade Heard Round the ‘Burbs: The Results So Far

  We are 211 games into the James Shields era. If you believe like any well-adjusted, intelligent adult that he will not re-sign with the club this off-season, it means we are around 65% the way through his service as a Kansas City Royal. We all know the pieces. Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and some guy named Patrick Leonard for Shields, Wade Davis, and a player to...
Via Royals Blue
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Guthrie strong in Royals' 3-1 win over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Wednesday night to avoid being swept in their three-game series. The White Sox had scored 14 runs and hit five home runs in the first two games. Guthrie, who is winless in seven starts since an April 9 victory over Tampa Bay, left after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 21, 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

Royals Should Wade into the Closing Role

Yes I know the Kansas City Royals have one of, if not the best closers in all of baseball in Greg Holland. Unfortunately for the Royals they also have a closer that is getting increasingly expensive during the arbitration process every year. As a small market team with payroll concerns always on their mind the Royals must constantly be looking for places they can get production for...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Davis, Dellin Betances and a New Crop of Dominant Relievers

As a whole, major league relievers are striking out 22.2 percent of hitters. Besides old friends such as Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel, there’s a new crop of dominant relievers who are eating up hitters. Wade Davis and Dellin Betances are two such arms. These two are doing their part in raising the major league strikeout rate. At 44.7 percent, Betances and Davis are tied for...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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