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Somebody needs to get on the horn with this guy.  Maybe for a few bones he can work with Chris.  He should have some time on his hands now.

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7 minutes ago, mdoriolefan said:

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Somebody needs to get on the horn with this guy.  Maybe for a few bones he can work with Chris.  He should have some time on his hands now.

Ichiro would not have been a very valuable player if he were a defensively challenged first baseman. Davis needs to hit and hit for power or be cut. 

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10 hours ago, OriolesMagic83 said:

I hate to see the O's waste resources trying to "save" Chris Davis.  He's probably around a .100 hitter.  That would be like dumping major resources into trying to make a 26 year old A ball player into a major leaguer.  Of course its not my money.  I had hopes (probably unrealistic) over the winter that Davis could be a replacement level player, but he's just done.  Its like trying to watch a guy who should have retired a couple of years ago, try to "save" his career.

First off, this is a sadly cynical post.  Second, in terms of assets they is no bigger sunk cost right now than Davis.  Figuring out how to get some value is actually an effective use of time.  And third, I doubt they are doing this at the expense of their overall plan.

The fact is, figuring out what happened to Davis, despite there not being huge changes in a lot of his metrics is probably one of the best things to do to advance the understanding of advanced sabermetrics.  In science you get theories that hopefully match the data, but when the data present an anomaly (as Davis is) you have to further your understanding to account.

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5 minutes ago, mdbdotcom said:

Whoever had 4/13 in the pool, today's your day.

I checked, I had that date...sadly it was 2020.  

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Glad that's over. Thought the players' reaction in the dugout was awesome. Hopefully now he can settle in, see the ball and just react.

As an aside, I almost feel that the poster who announces our players' HRs in repeated, font-increasing, colorful, full names (O's Fan From The 80s? Perhaps thinking of someone else) should give this the same treatment...CHRISTOPHER LYN DAVIS (x5)....2-RUN SINGLE TO RIGHT. Hey, might provide some extra mojo. ☺️

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1 hour ago, jabba72 said:

Hit once again into the teeth of the shift, but dropped in before Betts could reach it. 

It was scorched...

And just in case you want to asterisk that one, he added a double for good measure.

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4 hours ago, Camden_yardbird said:

First off, this is a sadly cynical post.  Second, in terms of assets they is no bigger sunk cost right now than Davis.  Figuring out how to get some value is actually an effective use of time.  And third, I doubt they are doing this at the expense of their overall plan.

The fact is, figuring out what happened to Davis, despite there not being huge changes in a lot of his metrics is probably one of the best things to do to advance the understanding of advanced sabermetrics.  In science you get theories that hopefully match the data, but when the data present an anomaly (as Davis is) you have to further your understanding to account.

I was going to bold the parts I agree with here, but I love all of this post.

I've mentioned it a few times, but I definitely think some folks misunderstand the concept of "sunk costs," as it pertains to Davis.  If we were somehow throwing good money after bad, or costing ourselves games at a time of legitimate hope to compete, that would be one thing, but it costs us nothing at this point to see if he can still be the guy who earned the moniker "Crush."

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