Jon Paul Morosi reports that Steve Canter, agent for free agent lefty Doug Davis, states that multiple clubs, including the Brewers, are interested in his client.
Davis, 34, posted a 4.12 ERA through a league-leading 34 starts for the Diamondbacks in 2009. Canter's current sales pitch includes highlighting Davis' 22 quality starts in 2009, citing his postseason experience, and reminding that he's never seen time on the DL for an arm-related injury.
Still, Davis posted just a 6.46 K/9 ratio this season, while walking 4.56/9. Opponents hit .261 off the lefty, and his FIP on the season came out to 4.84.
Morosi specifically mentions a return to Milwaukee, where Davis enjoyed his time from 2003-2006, as a possibility. Are the Brewers, or any team for that matter, wise to bring in Davis on a multi-year deal despite his shaky peripheral stats? It seems possible that in a market that doesn't feature much depth in terms of starting pitching, Davis may find himself with a nicer contract than some would expect based on numbers alone.