It is time to let Davies go. Let some young kid take his spot and use it to advance his carrier going forward. I absolutely see no benefit to keep Davies in rotation.
I'm I wrong? Thoughts?
RHP Adbert Alzolay (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Late August
Manager David Ross noted that Alzolay threw a bullpen session on Aug. 20 and "everything went well," which will allow the team to build out a schedule for the coming days. Ross said his hope is that Alzolay is "not too far away" from being cleared for activation. That mound workout came after the righty did a light mound session on Aug. 18 in Cincinnati with no issues. Alzolay left his Aug. 13 start early with the hamstring issue and will be eligible for activation as early as Aug. 24 vs. Rockies.
Alzolay, 26, has a 5.16 ERA in 21 starts for the Cubs this season. He has struck out 107 batters and walked just 32 in 106 1/3 innings. (Last updated: Aug. 20)
Well this is a bit of a theory. He does a mound session on the same day Davies throws? It could mean something. When it comes to Jed I really don't bet on much though.
I remember back in cool-aid season a poster or two saying there wouldn’t be much difference between Darvish and Davies. ROFLMAO
Davies hasn't been the complete bust Arrieta was and since its almost the end of the season and the Cubs will lose most of the rest of their games anyway, who cares. Keep him in the rotation and release him after the season
Gee, I wonder who that was.......
My point was to have some young kid take his place on the roster and learn here. As I understand now, there are no one that can do this now..Davies hasn't been the complete bust Arrieta was and since its almost the end of the season and the Cubs will lose most of the rest of their games anyway, who cares. Keep him in the rotation and release him after the season
My point was to have some young kid take his place on the roster and learn here. As I understand now, there are no one that can do this now..
I've been saying this for the whole year. No one ever cared about it lol. Now some see he can be a nasty closer for a decade. His fastball giddy-ups to over 97 mph on shorter stints. Sure, he reminds me of Johan Santana. How it takes a while to harness such nasty stuff. See Johan's minor league career. It's disgusting. Like Jose Albertos disgusting. Then, a switch flipped and he became a Cy Young pitcher. But, Alzolay hasn't been able to build his arm up enough to handle the little things that are demanded out of a 5+ inning starter. He could be a sub 2 era closer for a while. Jed must see something in Alzolay that we do notAlzolay needs to be converted to closer or setup man role. Teams figure his stuff out the second time around the batting order.