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Rockies, Wade Davis Agree to 3-Year, $52 Million Deal

30 December, 2017, 02:10 | Author: Lamar Ellis
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The Colorado Rockies have finished off their most impressive bullpen makeover in franchise history after agreeing to a three-year, $52 million deal with closer Wade Davis, sources tell Denver7. There's also a fourth-year vesting option that could elevate his total earnings to $66 million.

Wade Davis had a solid 2017 campaign with the Chicago Cubs - 32-33 in save opportunities, with a 2.30 ERA/1.14 WHIP/79 K's in just under 60 innings pitched.

The Rockies have been active this winter upgrading their bullpen.

The signing, of course, brings into question if the Rockies will now attempt to re-sign last year's closer, Greg Holland.

With the addition of Davis, the Rockies will have spent $106 million on the three relievers.

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For now, Colorado appears to have a bullpen that features the three-time All-Star Davis at the back end, with Mike Dunn, Adam Ottavino, McGee and Shaw as formidable late-inning setup men.

The average annual value of the deal surpasses the contract Aroldis Chapman signed with the New York Yankees that pays him $17.2m per season.

Holland made $15 million this year, but he did not exercise the $15 million player option after the 2017 season.

That all being said, while Davis could be very much touch-and-go in Colorado, he still gives the Rockies the best chance at getting back to the playoffs and building upon being the second NL Wild Card team last season.

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