On a scale of 1 to Kyle Schwarber, with Schwarber being the highest, how likely are we to see the National League adopting the designated hitter in the near future? Pick a number (or a name) and you’ll be right, because not even the people in charge know when or if that will happen.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was of little help on the issue when it came up Thursday at a quarterly meeting of team owners in New York. Manfred, in his careful, lawyerly way, maybe/sort of/kind of opened the door to possible progress toward Authentic Deion Sanders Jersey adoption.
Braves: Julio Teheran. Atlanta’s staff is terrible at the plate (a collective.089/.102/.121 slash line); Teheran (3 for 17) is the best by default.
Cubs: Jon Lester. Yes, really. Lester has made himself into a decent hitter (for a pitcher). He leads Chicago’s staff with four hits and three RBIs and has even taken a turn as a pinch hitter.
The 32-year-old Davis is a long way from where he was when he cracked a league-leading 53 homers in 2013 and 47 home runs in 2015. Those numbers earned him a club-record seven-year, $161 million contract in 2016.
Since then, however, Davis has fallen on hard times, striking out an average of 207 times the past two seasons, and posting a dreadful -0.1 WAR last season.
Things have gotten so bad, a Baltimore bar is now offering free shots of Dr http://www.authenticflamestore.com/authentic-10-kris-versteeg-jersey.html Pepper for every hit Davis collects.
But when http://www.officialsanfranciscogiantsshops.com/WOMENS-DEION-SANDERS-JERSEY.html LaLoosh Kris Versteeg Youth Jersey got the call to the majors, the big club had little use for a 30-something-year-old catcher with its Class A club. They wanted to give one of their young catching prospects from rookie-league Bluefield a bump up a level, so Davis was given the boot, an unceremonious end to a job very well done.
He considered quitting. After a night of soul-searching with a trusted friend in Durham, though, Davis kept pursuing the dream. As my manager once told me, ‘I get to come to the ballpark every day, and get paid to do it. Beats the hell out of working at Sears,’ Davis said.