MLB Free Agency: Colorado Rockies sign Wade Davis

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The right-handed Davis became a closer for the Royals in 2015 after Holland suffered an arm injury.

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. There is also a vesting option for the 2021 season worth $14 million as long as Davis finishes 30 games for the Rockies in 2020.

Yahoo Sports is reporting that the contract would be worth 3 years and $52 million, the largest salary per year of any closer in Major League Baseball history. Davis won a World Series ring with the Royals in 2015 and helped the Cubs to another World Series appearance past year. He won a World Series in the closing role with Kansas City in 2015, recording the final three outs in game 5 to beat the Mets and win the title.

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MLB Free Agency: Colorado Rockies sign Wade Davis

Davis is in a fantastic situation, with the Rockies bullpen already loaded. The team signed Brandon Morrow to a two-year, $21 million deal this offseason.

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. Instead, they've ended up with Davis as the back of their bullpen. Holland is now the top relief pitcher available and should ultimately garner a contract worth nearly as much as the one Davis got. Earlier this winter, the Rockies re-signed Jake McGee and added longtime Indians reliever Bryan Shaw to help fortify their bullpen.

The money going to Davis brings the sum of the Rockies offseason spendings to $114.5 million.

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