Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Doug Davis

Last and maybe actually for once, least in the package from Larry (AKA unclemoe) is an ATCRCS card signed by Doug Davis. Let me follow that up by saying I have no ill will towards Doug Davis. Probably a real nice guy. But Augie Ojeda was a fan favorite and Tony Campana is one of my favorites, soooo....sorry Doug.

It probably doesn't help his case that after the Cubs signed him as a free agent in the first month of the 2011 season, he proceeded to go 1-7 in nine starts with a 6.50 ERA. But to be fair, the Cubs also gave him no run support, scoring over 3 runs only twice in his starts.

In his last start, Davis gave up 10 runs in 4 1/3 innings to the San Francisco Giants. What? Cut him some slack because they were the defending World Series Champions? Pffft...fine. But the Cubs released him the next day. The White Sox picked him up a couple of weeks later but he spent the rest of the season with their Triple-A affiliate, the Charlotte Knights and was released.

He signed with the Kansas City Royals for 2012 but never made it back to the big leagues despite a 9-4 record with the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers.

It also doesn't help that as a member of the Diamondbacks in 2007, Davis won Game 2 in a three game sweep of the Cubs in the NLDS. That's probably why he gets invited back for Diamondbacks alumni functions and not Cubs, but as the blog says, once a Cub...always a Cub. I generally try to stay away from negative stuff so when I get around to making a back for this card, I'm going to be a little nicer.

Thanks again to unclemoe for the help with my ATCRCS set and the bonus Tony Campana!

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully I can get you a few more next Spring Training.