Wasnt there a Jason Davis here last year?
EDIT: I was thinking Jason Johnson.
I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.
Valaika for Davis? Crazy.
Davis would be a good pickup. Good call AK.
Davis was very promising when he came up, so much so that I mentioned him a couple times as a trade possibility. However, Davis was rushed, called up after just a few games at AA. Has great stuff, but does not miss bats. They moved him to the pen and he has been ok, but never lived up to the promise. Purely a middle/long as he is now but still worth a shot. He will not improve the pen in the short-term however.
Get him somehow.
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Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Davis walked a couple batters after entering with the bases loaded, that seems to have been the final straw. The kid they called up, Mujica, could be a good one.
Here is a decent overview of Davis from a tribe forum (btw there is a rumor there that Davis is headed to Oakland): Don't bring him in with runners on. He throws a sinking fastball in the low 90s and a straight high 90s fastball. His command is spotty and there are times where he just can't throw a strike to save his life. He was a starter as a rookie and had a decent year, has been moved back and forth between starting, long relief and middle relief. He needs to pitch consistently to maintain his command
Last edited by Bill; 05-07-2007 at 11:33 PM.
Davis looks like more of the same to me, opponents are hitting .300 off of him and he walks too many batters. If you are going to make a move and it is a hardthrower with a live arm, don't we have a few of those in house at AAA and AA. This team needs a closer, Cordero, Linebrink, etc... That is the move to be made. The question than becomes what would you give up.
Last year he had a BB/9 of 2.28. Davis is capable of pitching with good control.
There are basically zero pitchers currently in the system that are capable of throwing 97 MPH per good control. I bet he would be our 2nd best (and maybe the best) reliever in our pen right now.
That said, if we could acquire him inexpensively, I'm all for it.
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I read that the A's picked Davis up.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun