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Good morning baseball fans! Cue the trade rumors! Wade Davis is reportedly drawing a notable amount of interest:
Davis began his career as a starter but did not experience much success there. In his last season with the Rays in 2012, he pitched primarily out of the bullpen and recorded a 2.43 ERA in 54 games and 70.1 innings pitched.
He began his Royals career similarly in 2013, starting off as a starter before transitioning to the bullpen. Between 2014 and 2016, Davis recorded a 1.18 ERA in 182.2 innings pitched and 185 games.
Trevor Bauer injured his right pinky finger, which could prove to be an issue for the Indians.
There are at least three qualifying offer cases you should monitor this winter:
With news that the qualifying offer will be climbing nearly nine percent to $17.2 million, the free agent landscape is beginning to come into focus. Qualifying offers are determined by the average salary of the 125-highest paid players in baseball on an annual basis. This past offseason, Zack Greinke set the all-time record in annual salary by signing a six-year deal that is worth $34.42 million per year on average.
This is pretty bad news for the Cardinals:
LHP Zach Duke underwent Tommy John surgery and had his flexor muscle repaired last week. He's expected to miss the 2017 season. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) October 14, 2016
Bo Porter might be an option to serve as Colorado’s next manager, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.
Good news for the Padres:
Dr. Robert Thompson pleased with Tyson Ross' thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, per Andy Green. Included removal of rib to relieve pressure.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) October 13, 2016
This is notable:
1 concept included no player could get tagged with QO in successive years. So, for example, Ian Desmond was tagged last offseason (cont)— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 13, 2016
The deeper we get into the postseason, the more managers will lose their jobs. Keep up with that game of chess in one place . Send us a thank you card later.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 1986, the Mets were involved in the longest postseason game ever played.