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Move over Ubaldo: it’s Kyle Davies everyone wants now

Jul 29, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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Here’s what the Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton had to say in his trade deadline article Friday:

Veteran lefties Jeff Francis and Bruce Chen along with right-hander Kyle Davies  are drawing interest from several clubs in advance of the non-waiver trading  deadline, which is 3 p.m. Central time Sunday.

Now, perhaps he’s just lumping Davies and his 1-9 record and his 6.75 ERA in there with the other two because one team did call about him.  And if that one team was the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, well, that’s still a team.

At least Dutton does state the obvious a bit later:

None are likely to generate much of a return in a trade since all project as No.  5 starters for a contender.

  1. foreverchipper10 - Jul 29, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    There has to be a typo in here. How can anyone want Davies? Is today April Fool’s? Am I dead? What is happening?!?!

    • baseballisboring - Jul 29, 2011 at 4:28 PM

      Chen and Francis have been effective at times, wouldn’t cost very much and it’s good to have depth…Davies has just been bad bad bad.

      But for any Royals fans out there (I haven’t watched him pitch very much) he does have pretty decent stuff, doesn’t he? Change of scenery? I dunno, if I were the Royals I’d probably trade him for a baseball or two, but I watched him pitch against the Sox and was surprised how bad his numbers were because his stuff didn’t look bad. Then again we did light him up…

  2. randall351 - Jul 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Oh sweet baby, Jesus, please let this be true.

  3. mcchef - Jul 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Come on Matt! Dont print this crap….. no way any teams could be calling about Chen or Davies. These guys are terrible and dont even belong in the show

  4. Panda Claus - Jul 29, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    I shouldn’t have to wait too much longer until Guthrie and his 3-14 record garnish some interest. Suppose I shouldn’t be holding my breath like this.

    Bruce Chen doesn’t scare anyone, but he’s been effective at times this year.

  5. yankeesgameday - Jul 29, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Just maybe there is something freakish about one of these guys, like Albert pujols is 0-20 against them and they are being bought to try and get one out in the 8th on the nlcs.. or some crack induced hallucination like that.

  6. shawnamer - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    I will help them both pack!

  7. JBerardi - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Well, you know how it goes: there’s lies, damned lies, and reports that teams have been inquiring about Kyle Davies. Something like that.

  8. royalsfaninfargo - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    If this is true the Royals should welcome a warm bucket of s**t for them. Anyone they can get for either of those two would be good!

  9. sportsdrenched - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Maybe the mystery team is the Kansas City (KS) T-Bones. And they offered the Royals a plate of 50 Hooters hot wings, two tickets to a NASCAR race, and a Cabela’s gift card for Kyle Davies.

    • shawnamer - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

      And that would be overpaying for them!

      • mcs7584 - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

        You gotta love local humor. The point is, the T-Bones play near in a development in KCK anchored by the Kansas Speedway and Cabela’s. Naturally, then, there’s also a Hooters nearby.

  10. The Baseball Idiot - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Joe Posnanski has left Kansas City. Between the Star writers (man, it used to be a good paper), the Glass family, and Dayton Moore, why does anyone listen to any baseball-related news from the City of Fountains?

    They say our ship is coming in, but reality is, it got to the River Quay and sank.

  11. mcs7584 - Jul 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    “Veteran lefties Jeff Francis and Bruce Chen along with right-hander Kyle Davies are drawing interest from several clubs in advance of the non-waiver trading deadline, which is 3 p.m. Central time Sunday.”

    Having read a lot of Bob Dutton’s Royals coverage, all I can say is there’s no way he wrote that with a straight face.

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