Chris Davis#19, 1B, Baltimore
- March 17, 1986
- Birth Place:
- Longview, Texas
- Navarro (TX) JC
- 2006 5ᵗʰ round by the Texas Rangers
— Player Notes
Advice: That's nice, but it's all going to come down to the size of the contract. And the 29-year-old Davis has many deep-pocketed teams in pursuit of him as the premier power bat in this free agent market. Davis posted a .923 OPS with 47 home runs and 117 RBI in 160 games this past season for Baltimore. He also led all major league hitters with a whopping 208 strikeouts.
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Advice: The Cardinals have already been in touch with his agent, Scott Boras. St. Louis seems to be intrigued by Davis' versatility. The 29-year-old slugger has started at four different positions including first base, third base and both corner outfield spots. The Cardinals might view Davis as the long-term replacement for left-fielder Matt Holliday, who only has one guaranteed season left on his contract. This year's major league home run champ should net nine figures.
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Advice: Houston is in the market for a first baseman and Davis is easily the best option on the open market for that position. The 29-year-old slugger posted a .923 OPS with 47 home runs and 117 RBI in 160 games this past season for the Orioles and would be capable of injecting a big burst of offense into any lineup he joins. Astros management, as Olney notes, won't be scared off by Davis' sky-high strikeout totals.
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Advice: As was to be expected, Davis turned down the Orioles' $15.8 million qualifying offer on Friday. While Duquette and the Orioles would love to have him back in the fold, the 29-year-old slugger is arguably the best bat on the free agent market and should see a ton of interest from various teams. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported that the Angels are among the interested parties. Davis slashed .262/.361/.562 with 47 homers and 117 RBI in 2015. In addition to their desire to re-sign Davis, Duquette indicated that the O's would also be in the market for a front-of-the-rotation arm. David Price and Zack Greinke are the two best free agent pitchers on the market, though as with Davis, both aces figure to draw intense interest from around the league.
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