Davis wouldn’t even put in time during the off-season to at least try and fix his swing. Even worse he lied about working out to the media.
The only saving grace is Davis donations to University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.
And on top of it, clearly Davis is about Davis. Why would he do anything to help an organization that he won't retire from even though it's clear to everyone to he's an embarrassment on a major league field?
Its certainly possible. I'm a cheerleader for 2022's core, and do expect $$$ spent when time, but we'll never know the real financials, and granted it is a unique situation.
The Taillon return bothersome at first glance, though I know most of the clubs have a view of alternate site data, and we don't know if all these 19 and 20 year olds were A ball breakouts. Pittsburgh really couldn't have paid him $1M to pitch half a year, and if he's any good at all, you have a view of 29 other clubs minor leaguers first halves, and maybe a lot more than this on paper.
It'll be easy to build a case to punt '22 too if the Best Guys are meh or worse.