Monday, September 5, 2016
The Unsung Hero of the Biggest Underdogs in Baseball
Rajai Davis is 35, and has been a career bench player for teams like the Giants, Pirates, A's, Blue Jays and Tigers. He's stolen 350 career bases, and has never...outright excelled for a team...until now, when, after most teams counted him out, he's taken the lead of the Cleveland outfield and has become one of the most impressive success stories on the team.
And to remind you all, this is a team that's exploded when nobody thought they would, taking control of the AL Central and swiping it out of the feet of teams like the Royals and White Sox. This team has one of the most dominant pitching staffs in the game, and has batted their way back into legitimacy, with people like Mike Napoli, Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis hitting like they've never hit before.
Rajai Davis at the center, hitting for average and leading the league in stolen bases, and having by far the best season of his career. And the Indians gave him a chance by signing him, which is a theme for a few of the guys that are playing so well this season, like Mike Napoli and Tyler Naquin. These guys are making it work where nobody thought they would.
The Indians would be my ideal pick to win the division, and possibly the AL, because they've built so much up out of nothing, and they've become the team they've been striving to be for years, thanks to people like Rajai Davis. I just have a lot of respect for them.
Coming Tonight (?)- One of the few positive things about the Milwaukee Brewers this year.