The Morning Edition (June 1, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth


From Last Night:

  • Holland and the Rangers pile on the Royals
  • Strasburg leaves with an oblique injury, but the Nats manage to win 3-2
  • Jacob Turner goes 7 strong to beat the Mets
  • Another rough outing for Hamels as the Phils fall to the Crew
  • Cueto throws 8 scoreless to beat the Bucs
  • Sabathia gets 10 K to beat the Sox
  • Another good start by Garza beats the Dbacks
  • Bartolo Colon CGSO
  • Rays and Indians start late in Cleveland

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Cain and Miller try again in St. Louis (1p Eastern)
  • Greinke travels to Coors 4p Eastern)
  • Bumgarner and Wainwright in game two (7p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • Chris Davis, are you buying or selling?

I’ve remained cautiously skeptical of the Davis breakout, as one should. Entering 2013, he was a career .258/.310/.466 hitter, which is perfectly league average 100 wRC+. Career 6.5 BB%, 31.0 K%. Barely above replacement level. This year, he’s .356/.442/.749, good for 209 wRC+. Everyone wants to believe, but I can’t. He’s never done anything like this and I just don’t think he’s changed his approach enough to sustain star level performance. The power is real, but I don’t buy the average and walk rate. I don’t usually like to be the negative guy, but here we are. Valverde nights will do that to you.


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