Who's this "we," homie?
I agree, it's wise not to speculate on what he's done or not done in the offseasons. But even there isn't a full season next year and they don't have to pay him the full amount, it's still extremely hard to justify him being on the roster. I'm sure it's hard to put an actual dollar value on at bats and playing time for younger players that need it to develop, but that's essentially what they'd be doing if they kept Davis on the roster for any reason for any length of time.
Except it doesn't have to be that way. They're spending the money no matter what (I'm assuming they'll have a full season with no fans or limited fans next year) so it's high time that they cut him and let more deserving players have a spot, 162 games or not.
Yep. We will never really know exactly how much work Davis put in compared to what other players do. So, I choose not to speculate about it. It’s well past the point where we can hope for some Hail Mary offseason turnaround, the guy is far below a replacement level player, and now we have a lot of guys who need to be in the majors taking the at bats that Davis might take. The only justification for keeping him is the possibility that a full season won’t be played and we won’t have to pay him the full amount he’s owed. That’s a complex decision that I can’t comment on very intelligently.
This is where I'm at. My first wish is for Trey to live and love and happy life that is cancer free. Obviously second to this is his return to his previous form as a baseball player, but there is an inherent risk that won't happen.
AS Moose pointed out, many athletes have returned to form and we can hope and pray that he does, but more importantly, that Trey will be well long term.