Colorado Rockies make history with Wade Davis signing

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The Rockies signing Davis all but assures that the Cardinals will lock up Greg Holland as their next big move.

A native of Lake Wales, FL, Davis posted a 4-2 mark with the Chicago Cubs last season, recording 32 saves. There's also a fourth-year vesting option that could elevate his total earnings to $66 million. According to Passan, the deal is worth $52 million over three years.

Davis was an All-Star each of the past three seasons, with the Chicago Cubs this year and the Kansas City Royals the two years before that.

He joined Kansas City in 2013 and was part of the team's 2015 World Series-winning squad.

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The Rockies have been active this winter upgrading their bullpen.

Davis did show some signs of decline in his age 31 season in 2017, seeing a huge uptick in walks (11.6 walk percentage) and posting the lowest fastball velocity since he became a full-time reliever (94.3 mph). Instead, they've ended up with Davis as the back of their bullpen. Keep in mind GM Jeff Bridich already signed right-hander Bryan Shaw to a three-year, $27m contract, and southpaw Jake McGee signed a deal for the same length and money, plus a $9m option.

Davis has been one of the top relief pitchers in baseball since the Royals converted him in 2014. McGee and Shaw will now team up with pitchers like Chris Rusin and Mike Dunn to give the Rockies a formidable group of setup men pitching in front of Davis. Morrow could be the Cubs' closer in 2018.

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