Jump to content

Stan "The Fan" Charles: Failing To Re-Sign Chris Davis Could Set Orioles Back For Years


PressBoxOnline

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 143
  • Created
  • Last Reply

If we have to open up the vault, I'd rather get Machado locked up long term first. Then extend Jones for a few more years. He took a team friendly deal once. Now let's reward him with a few more years of guaranteed money. Keep that man happy.

If we did those two things and didn't re-sign any our FA's, I'd be thrilled about this upcoming offseason.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Listening o DuqXM today it doesn't sound like there is much enthusiasm, in the organization for signing him (if Duq in any way is a reflection of the warehouse thinking). He said if Davis' market is in the 70 M range maybe. They seen to think he is too inconsistent to take the risk of a long term big money contract.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The backlash from losing Davis could be the biggest since losing Mussina. He's a real impact player we can't afford to lose.

If..and I mean if...the O's were to announce a Machado extension shortly after Davis signed somewhere else there would be little backlash.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Listening o DuqXM today it doesn't sound like there is much enthusiasm, in the organization for signing him (if Duq in any way is a reflection of the warehouse thinking). He said if Davis' market is in the 70 M range maybe. They seen to think he is too inconsistent to take the risk of a long term big money contract.

I agree for a .250 ish hitter (on a solid year) with 30 Hrs and 100 RBIs - those are worse than Bautista numbers who signed 5 years at $64 million. And who knows he could revert back to 2014 numbers which are pretty bad for $70 million.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

More so then failing to resign Mussina?

At the end, I think he backs off on the hyperbole of that statement and moves the clock forward.

But losing Davis, and the fallout that would result from his departure, could set the Orioles' great gains during the past eight years backward in a hurry.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some teams likely willing to spend more will need a first baseman in the offseason. I could see Davis' deal approaching Teixeira territory. I'd think he gets at least 6 years and 120ish million.

I think it is very unlikely the Orioles outbid everyone. I also don't think it would be wise. Davis has been average to mediocre in 2 of the last 4 seasons and his skillset isn't one that typically ages very well. It would be a very risky deal in my opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chris Davis is an impact player and his production wouldn't be easy for the O's thin farm system to replace in the short-term, but...

... lets not get carried away here. He isn't a mega franchise definining superstar like Machado. He's basically Ryan Howard.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.




  • Posts

    • Yea, teams that are you know, actively trying to win, can't churn the roster like the O's could. I don't expect the Yankees to score a bunch of these guys. And even the Yankees got Nestor (3.9 rWAR this season, which would be second on the O's)
    • What I want for Judge is for him to sign with a non AL East team.  I believe he has at least 5 more good/great years left.  I would rather he has those years with say the Mets.  I can't imagine the angst that Yankee fans would have if Judge is across town hitting 50+ HR.  The Yankees are not near as good w/o Judge and there's no clear replacement in free agency. 
    • That's the worst to me too.  The O's had a big lead in the season series, and I thought, well at least the O's are better than the Sox (record wise if not talent wise).  This collapse against the Sox has been frustrating and humbling. 
    • I know, there are a lot of forgettable pitchers too. But I would bet that we have gotten more out of waiver claims than just about any team in MLB the last 4 years, and I bet it isnt' close.
    • I think Elias made the right choice.  He had to know the O's had a 10% or less chance of making the playoffs.  Do you mortgage the future for that small chance?  Maybe in 2023, when the O's are real contenders, you do send away major talent in a trade.  Even if the O's kept Lopez and Mancini and made a minor addition, I still think they are coming up short.  The O's just have too big a talent gap between them and teams like Toronto, Tampa Bay and even Seattle.  Think about how much talent Dan traded away in 2012-2016.  The O's don't need to repeat the mistakes of the past.  I think Elias is going to concentrate on collecting talent more than trading it away.  I'm sure there will be trades in the future, but it will be for difference making talent at the right time. 
    • Not a particular game, but basically the first month and a half when Adley could have been called up sooner and possibly swung a couple of those. He'll end up getting that extra year of service time anyways for his ROY finish, so that production was just lost.
    • I was interested in Brantley too.  Is he not a capable OF anymore?
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...