New Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis met the Denver media, including Rox Pile, for the first time on Tuesday afternoon during a conference call. Over the course of 15-plus minutes, Davis covered a variety of topics, ranging from his long-time relationship with fellow Rockies reliever Jake McGee to jokingly reassuring those on the call that his past injury issues are well behind him.
After signing the largest contract a Major League reliever has ever inked, Davis comes to Colorado with a big responsibility on his shoulders. He is the high-priced centerpiece of a rebuilt back end of the Rockies bullpen that will look to follow up on the success laid down last season by the departed Pat Neshek and Greg Holland.
However, Davis also comes to Colorado with the reputation of a calm and collected individual who doesn’t let anything rattle him. It’s one of the reasons why he and Holland were two of the most sought-after relievers on this year’s market.
In this article, we’re going to look back at four of the most interesting quotes we heard from Davis yesterday and try to give some context to those quotes. After all, it’s one thing for you to read them. It’s another for you to understand some of the things that might be being said between the lines.
With that in mind, let’s look at what Davis said about the Colorado clubhouse.