A Google of Oriole MLB player rep didn't give an insta-answer but did get me here.
One line from the page -
Every two years, all 30 teams hold elections for their Player Reps and Alternates.
No clue if we are mid-term or at the start of a new one, but if new, hmmm. I have no real guess if in the union Davis is a hero, or if in the clubhouse Davis is a punchline, and the regard for veteranosity runs that deep. I guess a curmudgeon might say he's likelier than Santander, Means, etc. to still be on the team in two years.
Davis/Cobb/Trey/Yolmer the only guys above 4.000 service time I see, and guessing these reps skew old.
Rhys Hoskins and Jameson Taillon two younger guys on this old list
I think Stewart is more likely to have at least 5 WAR (maybe a 30 percent chance), but McKenna is more likely to reach 10 WAR (maybe a 5 percent chance).
If McKenna hits enough to be a regular he could play a long time and carve out a decent career. I don't think it is very likely, which is why his floor is a lot lower than Stewart's in my view. Stewart's ceiling isn't as high as an average at best defensive (supposedly, although he has looked worse than that at the MLB level) corner outfielder.
I know it is completely unfair to judge Stewart's defense off of one play but I can't help it ... I can't unsee the ball bounce off his head. And I didn't laugh at it, i cringed. But even when he steps to the plate, that's what I remember.
At this point I think you have to look at Stewart as primarily a DH who can play the OF in a pinch. His speed and range are still better than most fans think, just because they see a tubby guy and assume he must be slow, but his simple coordination on fly balls just isn't going to play on a routine basis out there. He seems to really struggle with the glove-side while running, which isn't all that uncommon.
I don't know ..... But Trout is a bad comp as he was rewarded with a $426 million dollar contract and has continued to perform. Davis was rewarded with $161 million and other than physically hasn't shown up.
Do you really think this is isolated to professional sports? I have worked many jobs in B2B sales and then as a sales manager. I accepted a role with the Home Depot that was mostly incentive based. When I accepted the role the incentive was based on a 10 man team that was performing at or above 100%. The morale was poor and the head count was 5 with an employee that had submitted his 2 week notice.
I went to work on a paltry base salary and no chance of receiving any incentive for months! I basically rebuilt the team and got the production to 130% within 6 months. On month 7 after reaching full head count I was laid off as part of a national downsizing. They essentially eliminated 1 manager from every region with seniority being the only factor. My team was divided up and given to the 4 other sales managers who got to reap the rewards of my hard work.
I guess I'm rambling but ....Stuff happens!
In Davis' case he signed the contract and checked out. Most people would be fired from their jobs for lack of performance. It would be one thing if it were an Albert Belle or Glenn Davis situation where the player was injured and simply unable to do it. Davis' defiance in this case means he has essentially no pride and he must understand that many fans now view him as a POS.