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.
Okay @Philip good know that you aren't basing it on evidence, can't provide a link to an article or anything other than what your own eyes tell you. You are a mad at a player for not performing and equating it to laziness. Let me help you.
Davis works hard on hitting with Craig Gentry.
Davis want to be a veteran leader.
Davis puts on 25 pounds of muscle.
Davis formulates an offseason plan with the general manager.
This is what evidence looks like.
I am saying that I don’t judge players solely on a single attribute or weakness. Also, though this is the second straight year Alberto has had pretty disparate L/R splits, those do take a long time to stabilize and he did not have drastic splits in the minors so I’m willing to await further data. And finally, while we could find a better overall 2B, I doubt we could do it for less than $3 mm.
Let me ask you this:
1. Is there someone available for 2B who you think will be as good and as cheap or cheaper?
2. If not, given the current state of our rebuild, do you think it’s worth spending more than $3 mm to get a better 2B? If so, who would you like to sign and at what price would you guess we can get him?