Slugger Chris Davis is reportedly returning to the O's on a seven-year, $161 million contract, according to Jon Heyman. Though some hot take machines have fired up their mockery about how the Orioles bid against themselves - a fair criticism on some level - the $42 million being deferred really means the Orioles will be paying the Orioles much less than once discussed over the seven playing years of the contract.
That's not a typo. However, that contract includes benefits until 2037 when Davis is 51 YEARS OLD!
The Royals sought another starter to replace Johnny Cueto, who signed a $130 million, six-year deal with the Sam Francisco Giants after helping Kansas City win its first World Series since 1985.
Of course, that's as long as he produces the same magic he did late last season.
"Cespedes is an option, but it has nothing to do with Chris", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday.
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of the 2015 Major League Baseball match at Yankee Stadium.
However again, if there was a need or a push to do so (presumably at the end of the contract) and the Birds had a contender to whom they wanted to trade Davis, there's always the chance that he waives it.
Cespedes will be 31 after next season, and next year's free agent class of outfielders is not strong.
It had been reported for several weeks Davis had an offer worth just north of $150 million, and just this week ESPN reported his agent, Scott Boras, had begun to shop him around to teams as an everyday corner outfielder. That could even be money that goes into making sure that the Orioles can keep Manny Machado and Adam Jones beyond 2018. He instantly gave the team's lagging offense the infusion it needed, batting.
As we mentioned, Brach's deal, combined with Trumbo's deal allowed the Orioles to mark two more off the list of arbitration eligible players the team has to work out deals with. "I don't want to call it comfort, because that indicates complacency, but when you're in a place that has shown a lot of confidence in you and you've established yourself as a player and as a person, it just makes me feel good to see the relationship between the players and ownership".
And I don't say that because it actually happened. "Don't play with my emotions", Wieters said.
The Orioles certainly know what they're getting. He hit. 287 with a. 337 on-base percentage, a. 604 slugging percentage, 17 homers and 44 RBIs in 57 regular-season games for NY, then hit.