Thursday, March 12, 2009

Davies breakout is coming

Nice story about Kyle Davies from Bob Dutton, basically says he's out there thinking less. He became a legitimate #3 starter behind Meche and Grienke last season when he went 9-7 with a 4.06 ERA (including an impressive 4-1 2.27 September) and has followed that up with a dominating spring. After his four scoreless innings today he now has given up just one earned run 12.2 innings. I'm a Davies believer and I think we are going to see him put it all together this year (much like we witnessed with Greinke last season).

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So while talking to my brother I mentioned how I thought the Royals would win the Central this year and he challenged me to put it in a blog post. So I did that here for Dugout Central, I'm obviously in the minority but I really don't care. I think it will be a four team race with the Sox watching from the sidelines and it will go down to the seasons final few weeks. I expect to take some ridicule but in the end I also expect to be right.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

he will be this years Gavin Floyd...bank that!

schaum

Old Man Duggan said...

Gavin Floyd? Not likely. He had the fourth highest disparity between his FIP and his ERA of any pitcher in baseball last year. His BABIP was also an unsustainably low .268. His GB/FB% is the only encouraging peripheral from Floyd last year, but probably won't stop the BABIP and WHIP from coming back up to wher they belong.