Wade Davis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs make qualifying offers to Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs made qualifying offers Monday to free agents Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline. By making an offer of $17.4 million to Arrieta and Davis, the Cubs are assured of a compensation pick in the 2018 draft if Arrieta or Davis reject the offer and sign with another..." November 06

  • Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis lead list of Cubs free agents

    Chicago Tribune "The World Series ended Wednesday night, but the Cubs already are in the midst of planning for the 2018 season. They’ve planned for the possibility of departures, as eight players were expected to file for free agency Thursday morning. Pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis lead the list of..." November 02

  • If not Wade Davis, Cubs will need to find another closer with 'huge balls'

    NBC Chicago "Imagine a Cubs bullpen without Wade Davis, working under the bright lights of the World Series, trying to contain an explosive Houston Astros offense with the roof closed at Minute Maid Park. That’s a scary Halloween thought for a manager who got second-guessed throughout October, a front..." November 01

  • Joe Maddon ejected in eighth inning of NLCS Game 4 after umpires overturn a Wade Davis strikeout

    Hardball Talk "Cubs manager Joe Maddon was once again ejected from an NLCS game, this time in Game 4. In the top of the eighth inning, closer Wade Davis found himself in a bit of a pickle. He gave up a leadoff home run to Justin Turner, cutting the Cubs’ lead to 3-2. Davis then walked Yasiel Puig. He was able..." October 19

  • Joe Maddon explains why he did not bring Wade Davis into Game 2

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Maddon gave us one of the great head-scratching decisions of the postseason when he opted not to pitch Wade Davis during a tie game on Sunday and instead let John Lackey pitch in a critical situation, which backfired. Jon Lester started for the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS and went..." October 16

  • Wade Davis saves Cubs: ‘That’s a bad motherf----- right there’

    NBC Chicago "Wade Davis stood on the mound at Nationals Park and suddenly lunged forward – the way someone would throw up in a toilet – and smacked his glove against right hand three times. Davis never looks nervous or shows really any emotions, but the Cubs closer embraced catcher Willson Contreras, twirled..." October 13

  • Cubs closer Wade Davis could go more than one inning to preserve setup men

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Joe Maddon is prepared to use rested closer Wade Davis for more than one inning in the season's final few weeks in an effort to not overtax late-inning specialists Carl Edwards Jr. and Pedro Strop and perhaps to shield some of the Cubs' ineffective relievers. "It's getting to that..." September 15

  • Wade Davis breaks Cubs record for consecutive saves

    Fanrag Sports "While the Chicago Cubs are not in as strong a position to win the World Series as they were before Wade Davis‘ arrival, their new closer has done his part and then some this season. Davis on Tuesday night set a franchise record for consecutive saves by converting his 27th in a row. Davis..." August 30