Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes about Diamondbacks pitcher Doug Davis, who is eligible for free agency after the season. Davis admitted that his contract situation "pretty much goes through my head every day." He's motivated by his contract year, and doesn't understand the team's anti-incentive policy. Davis would like to remain in Arizona, but he knows he's a trade candidate if the team is out of contention this summer. Other impending free agents like Jon Garland and Felipe Lopez could fit the bill as well.
Davis, 33, is earning $8.75MM this year. He has a 2.91 ERA through five starts, and his 2.6 walks per nine innings would be a career-best if it holds up.