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MLBTR projecting Chris Davis at 7 yr/ with salary in the mid 20m's

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Anyway, Fowler was a guy I really liked. He probably gets a QO from the Cubs.

Denard Span won't get one in Washington. His health could be an issue though. Maybe we resign Parra.

Doubt the Cubs make a QO. Sign him and one of Span/Parra/Jackson/Venable.

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Who are the bidders on Crush?

Maybe NYM. Maybe Boras can go to his money tree Nats. McPhail likely is not dropping that much dough in PHI.

But beyond that who is spending >$100m on a 1B/DH? It ain't the Cleveland Indians. With DET, LAA, LAD, NYY, TEX, TOR, BOS more or less restricted here, I just don't see whom will be driving up the price? Could honestly see Boras taking QO and waiting 1yr for more options to fee up (1 yr closer to retirement and/or end of contracts for Tex, ARod, Papi).

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Who are the bidders on Crush?

Maybe NYM. Maybe Boras can go to his money tree Nats. McPhail likely is not dropping that much dough in PHI.

But beyond that who is spending >$100m on a 1B/DH? It ain't the Cleveland Indians. With DET, LAA, LAD, NYY, TEX, TOR, BOS more or less restricted here, I just don't see whom will be driving up the price? Could honestly see Boras taking QO and waiting 1yr for more options to fee up (1 yr closer to retirement and/or end of contracts for Tex, ARod, Papi).

I'm sure the Yanks would be fine selling Davis on a long-term deal where he's an OF/DH and occasional first baseman for a year, then taking over for Tex when his contract is up. They'd just throw in an extra $25M on the total value to overcome any potential reluctance. 5/125 to play first (mostly) for the O's, or 7/175 or 7/200 to be a utility guy for a year, then the New York Yankees first basemen for the succeeding six years.

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I'm sure the Yanks would be fine selling Davis on a long-term deal where he's an OF/DH and occasional first baseman for a year, then taking over for Tex when his contract is up. They'd just throw in an extra $25M on the total value to overcome any potential reluctance. 5/125 to play first (mostly) for the O's, or 7/175 or 7/200 to be a utility guy for a year, then the New York Yankees first basemen for the succeeding six years.

Arod's contract ensures the Yankees won't have many at bats for Davis at DH.

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Maybe the Yankees want to make a run at the Dodger's payroll of 310 million. LOL

Not sure you can sell Davis on the idea that "Well we know Arod and Tex are going to get hurt at some point, that's when you'll play." I guess they could just throw him out there in Right field.

My guess is that Tex wouldn't acquiesce to a trade even if the Yanks found a partner.

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Who are the bidders on Crush?

Maybe NYM. Maybe Boras can go to his money tree Nats. McPhail likely is not dropping that much dough in PHI.

But beyond that who is spending >$100m on a 1B/DH? It ain't the Cleveland Indians. With DET, LAA, LAD, NYY, TEX, TOR, BOS more or less restricted here, I just don't see whom will be driving up the price? Could honestly see Boras taking QO and waiting 1yr for more options to fee up (1 yr closer to retirement and/or end of contracts for Tex, ARod, Papi).

Almost all of these teams could easily make room and some of them are even obvious fits if they have the money. Detroit has a potential hole at DH with Victor looking like he is toast. They could rotate Davis in the outfield, first base, and DH sort of like the Orioles are doing. It might keep Cabrera fresher to DH more often anyway. They may be going into a full on rebuild however. The Angels could and probably should DH Pujols, opening first base. The Dodgers are probably not a fit. The Yankees could make room for him if they wanted to and could rotate him around similar to what the O's are doing. Toronto is starting a combination of Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak at first base. Boston could dump one of their two horrendous offseason decisions to make room as well.

Chris Davis will have a plenty of suitors. The price is going to be very high.

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Almost all of these teams could easily make room and some of them are even obvious fits if they have the money. Detroit has a potential hole at DH with Victor looking like he is toast. They could rotate Davis in the outfield, first base, and DH sort of like the Orioles are doing. It might keep Cabrera fresher to DH more often anyway. They may be going into a full on rebuild however. The Angels could and probably should DH Pujols, opening first base. The Dodgers are probably not a fit. The Yankees could make room for him if they wanted to and could rotate him around similar to what the O's are doing. Toronto is starting a combination of Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak at first base. Boston could dump one of their two horrendous offseason decisions to make room as well.

Chris Davis will have a plenty of suitors. The price is going to be very high.

I agree with you and it won't be here, either.

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The Mets will be under intense pressure to sign Cespedes to a long-term deal. If they succeed, I doubt they would pursue Davis, too. Their needs at SS and relief pitching are much greater.

The prospect of drawing a Yankee-sized salary and hitting at Yankee Stadium would be pretty appealing to Davis. (I have no idea whether he would be put off by the prospect of playing in New York.) But there are two problems: (1) timing, since the Yankees have long-term deals with Gardner (through 2018), Ellsbury (through 2021), Beltran (through 2016), and A-Rod (through 2017), as well as with Teixeira (through 2016), and (2) the NYYs' apparent commitment to Greg Bird as their future (and, when Teixeira is injured, current) first baseman. (In addition, the NYY will soon bring up Aaron Judge, their other prized prospect, to replace A-Rod and/or Beltran at RF/DH).

I suppose the NYYs could put Chris in RF next year and make Beltran (who has been their best hitter this year) a backup, or give Davis 400-500 ABs rotating among 1B, RF and DH. But I expect their off-season priorities to be signing a 2B who can hit and a high-priced SP or two, rather than another 1B/OF. I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see their interest (or supposed interest) used to bid up the price for Davis.

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Not sure you can sell Davis on the idea that "Well we know Arod and Tex are going to get hurt at some point, that's when you'll play." I guess they could just throw him out there in Right field.

My guess is that Tex wouldn't acquiesce to a trade even if the Yanks found a partner.

Money will make players do strange things.

A-Rod was a SS, and never wanted to move, remember? :)

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BOS, WASH, and STL need a 1B and have money. CLE, SEA, MIL, and NYM, might be interested.

I dont see STL, CLE or MIL, spending that kind of money.

NYM are going to spend money, but probably locking up their own high priced FA.

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I think the Yankees are a perfect fit. Next year he can rotate with Tex, Aroid, and Beltran between RF/1B and DH. In 2017 thru 2021 he will be there starting 1B

Quite an audition he had for them that last series in NY

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I think the Yankees are a perfect fit. Next year he can rotate with Tex, Aroid, and Beltran between RF/1B and DH. In 2017 thru 2021 he will be there starting 1B

Quite an audition he had for them that last series in NY

Your conclusion may be right, but you're leaving out a couple of important facts. The Yankees' principal owner, Hal ("Well, I'm smarter than my brother, anyway") Steinbrenner, talks a lot about how the Yankees will build the team through the farm system, signing FAs to supplement them as needed. The first successful products of that system have been Betances and Severino (with a SSS); I may be missing someone. There have been a number who have been brought up and so far have been less impressive.

Next in line is Greg Bird, who was called up in August. Bird has been getting a lot of the time at 1B since Tex went down, and in 115 PAs he has an .835 OPS with power (7 HRs and five doubles). In four years in organized ball, Bird has never played a position other than 1B, and he looks like a pretty good fielder there. For the NYY to sign Davis with the promise he'd be their everyday first baseman after next year, they would have to trade Bird, move him to another position, or keep him but use him as a backup. None of those seems likely, but with the NYYs you never know.

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