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1 hour ago, Eric-OH said:

.  He’s not sure on how to answer if he’d be ok with being a part-time player.  That call may not be his. 
 

Right now I consider myself an everyday player, and I think that’s the case until it’s proven otherwise.

 

It has been proven on the field over the last two years.

In his last two seasons he's slashed an embarrassing .172/.256/.308/.564 over 874 PAs.

He really either is delusional or just out to collect at least one more year of money. It's sad to see a guy destroy his legacy.

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40 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

It has been proven on the field over the last two years.

In his last two seasons he's slashed an embarrassing .172/.256/.308/.564 over 874 PAs.

He really either is delusional or just out to collect at least one more year of money. It's sad to see a guy destroy his legacy.

It's really a shame, but after two years of being pathetic...I mean, really, every poster here provided more value to the Orioles than he has over the past two years...it's pathetic that he considers himself an every day player.  I get that sometimes athletes have to lie to themselves to think that they're better than they are, to think that they still have their skills, etc...Adam Jones did that.  But Davis is just terrible.  

In regards to legacy, I thought he had a really good chance to be an Orioles Hall of Famer.  Now I am not so sure.  

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He's also delusional if he thinks that part of his issue is related to strength.  I mean, maybe it's 10% related to strength but strength doesn't matter when he can't square up a ball or get his bat off his shoulder while he's too busy watching strike three.  His contact skills have eroded at an incredible rate and all the strength in the world doesn't matter if you can't make the bat meet the ball.  

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19 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

He's also delusional if he thinks that part of his issue is related to strength.  I mean, maybe it's 10% related to strength but strength doesn't matter when he can't square up a ball or get his bat off his shoulder while he's too busy watching strike three.  His contact skills have eroded at an incredible rate and all the strength in the world doesn't matter if you can't make the bat meet the ball.  

Well, it’s not like he strikes out a majority of the time — it only seems that way!    He hits a fly ball about once every 5 PA (66 in 352 last year.    His HR/FB% is 22.9% for his career, but only 14.5% and 18.2% the last two years.    So in theory, increased strength might improve his HR% even if he’s not making any more contact than he was previously.   It’s not going to turn him into a good player, but maybe a less terrible one.    

I don’t expect Davis to be materially better this year, but I won’t condemn him to complete failure until I see him in the batter’s box a few times.     
 

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Just now, Frobby said:

Well, it’s not like he strikes out a majority of the time — it only seems that way!    He hits a fly ball about once every 5 PA (66 in 352 last year.    His HR/FB% is 22.9% for his career, but only 14.5% and 18.2% the last two years.    So in theory, increased strength might improve his HR% even if he’s not making any more contact than he was previously.   It’s not going to turn him into a good player, but maybe a less terrible one.    

I don’t expect Davis to be materially better this year, but I won’t condemn him to complete failure until I see him in the batter’s box a few times.     
 

Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine and positivity.  Even if he's a less terrible player, he's still somewhat terrible.  And now with Mountcastle appearing to be ready and Mancini still here, Davis just needs to go.

I'm pretty much ready to condemn him to complete failure.  I don't see how he gets significantly better.  

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5 minutes ago, interloper said:

I wonder if there's a scenario where he's magically better, puts up like 4 WAR, and Elias still releases him after the year.

Perhaps you meant .4 WAR

Or -4 WAR

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