As we cruise through the January doldrums and the endless countdowns to equipment trucks leaving stadia across the country, Pitchers and Catchers reporting, the first game of spring and Opening Day, let's turn our focus back to Dayton's Bounty.

I wrote about Wade Davis at the time of the trade and went so far as to call him the "key" to the deal. It takes a bit of a leap of faith to think he can return to the rotation. His performance as a starter has been underwhelming. While the party line in Tampa held that with a deep rotation, Davis was better served in the bullpen, although he would be starting for just about any other team in the majors. Lucky us... We are the test case for that hypothesis.