Indians To Trade Jason Davis

27 year-old Indians reliever Jason Davis was designated for assignment on Monday, so the clock is ticking for Mark Shapiro to trade him.  As a healthy, cheap pitcher with good control, Davis will draw plenty of interest.

Davis would like to return to starting after spending all of 2006 as a reliever.  Like a lot of pitchers, Davis could really blossom in the National League.  He gets plenty of groundballs and can keep his walk rate under 3 per nine.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates that the Tigers, Blue Jays, Royals, Phillies, Giants, Reds, Braves, and Nationals would all make sense.  His speculation considers Davis a reliever, so you can really open it up to most teams in baseball if you think of him as a starter.  The Marlins, Braves, and Astros all have a need for starting pitching help.  If I’m Davis’s agent, I’m campaigning for him to join Atlanta and try to work his way into a rotation spot.  Of course, for pure opportunity you can’t beat the Nationals.  Somehow, though, I have a feeling that Omar Minaya will snag him just for depth.

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