Welcome to the new era of Colorado Rockies baseball

30 December, 2017, 03:01 | Author: Kim Reid
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The 31-year-old Davis played with the Cubs in 2017 and was the club's only all-star representative in 2017.

Sources said the Cubs were only willing to go two years in a deal to bring back Davis, who had a near-perfect season as a closer in 2017, blowing a save opportunity for the first time late in September.

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There is a fourth-year vesting option that could push the deal to $66 million, according to the report. Davis won a World Series ring with the Royals in 2015 and helped the Cubs to another World Series appearance a year ago. He won a World Series with the Royals in 2015.

Davis joins a Rockies bullpen that is now, in a word, stacked. Instead, they've ended up with Davis as the back of their bullpen.

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The Cubs acquired Davis through trade from the Royals last offseason, adding him to replace Aroldis Chapman, who had signed with the Yankees. Keep in mind GM Jeff Bridich already signed right-hander Bryan Shaw to a three-year, $27m contract, and southpaw Jake McGee signed a deal for the same length and money, plus a $9m option. Davis has accomplished this with a lethal three-pitch-mix: a mid 90s fastball, low 90s cutter and one of the hardest curveballs in all of baseball.

For the Rockies, the addition of Davis should put the finishing touches on the team's bullpen.

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Davis' signing boosts a Colorado bullpen that ranked third in the National League with 47 saves and was tops in the league in the fewest blown saves.

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