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(Washington Post)   Orioles Chris Davis (2018 avg. of .168) went one for two following a hip injury. Or as Davis calls one for two, an amazing 2019   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2019-03-14 02:12:24 PM  
I have nothing against the guy but I want to see him do even worse this year. Just for the lulz and to witness history.
 
2019-03-14 02:46:23 PM  
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2019-03-14 03:32:43 PM  
I wonder if he had more Ks than his batting average.

/too lazy to look it up now
 
2019-03-14 03:36:15 PM  

germ78: I wonder if he had more Ks than his batting average.

/too lazy to look it up now


Yes. Yes, he did.

Also, more K's than total bases in both of the last two seasons, which is kind of stunning to think about.
 
2019-03-14 04:28:54 PM  

Trainspotr: Also, more K's than total bases in both of the last two seasons, which is kind of stunning to think about.


Good thing the Orioles gave him that long-term, high-dollar contract that Scott Boras negotiated for him.
 
2019-03-14 04:31:28 PM  
Funny how it's a problem that he's getting paid a lot when he's bad but it was OK when he was getting paid $488k to be good
 
2019-03-14 05:59:44 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Funny how it's a problem that he's getting paid a lot when he's bad but it was OK when he was getting paid $488k to be good


Oh it's pretty damn clear that minor leaguers and players who are still under original contracts are getting royally screwed by MLB. They should get paid more, and should get performance escalators built in to more effectively reward the players who start performing at a high level.

That said, the reason people are pissed at the Davis contract isn't just that he's doing badly, it's that it was so obvious this was coming, and the Orioles owner/management were too stubborn, dense and cowardly to let him go.  He was a low average, high strikeout, low defense player who happened to have a good year hitting home runs.  Players like that age TERRIBLY and he was likely going to hit his down years in the first half of that contract (if not right away) and that's simply what the numbers and the research and EVERYONE was saying.  Orioles shouldn't have offered him as much or as long as they did.

Second to that, it's his refusal to actually try anything different and his lies about working on his swing and approach when he's done absolutely nothing different.
 
2019-03-14 07:11:58 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Trainspotr: Also, more K's than total bases in both of the last two seasons, which is kind of stunning to think about.

Good thing the Orioles gave him that long-term, high-dollar contract that Scott Boras negotiated for him.


And here I thought Pujols was the worst current contract in baseball.

Davis has $42M deferred over 15 years starting 2023, $3.5M/year 2023-2032, $1.4M/year 2033-2037.

Deferred payments are not new, but deferred payments to this auxiliary air conditioning system is....wow.
 
2019-03-14 07:56:23 PM  
If he spent this off season learning how to push a bunt down third, he could raise his average 100 points.
 
2019-03-14 08:08:08 PM  
 Hopefully Davis learned some plate discipline and to sometimes swing a Baltimore chop.
 
2019-03-14 09:36:16 PM  
They'll have a switch-hitting catcher in 3 or 4 years to take their mind off of Davis.
 
2019-03-14 09:38:04 PM  

LessO2: And here I thought Pujols was the worst current contract in baseball


Jacoby Ellsbury chuckles somewhere. "Hey I'm off the hook!"

/at least he should have an MVP award...
 
2019-03-15 01:19:57 AM  

puffy999: LessO2: And here I thought Pujols was the worst current contract in baseball

Jacoby Ellsbury chuckles somewhere. "Hey I'm off the hook!"

/at least he should have an MVP award...


$21M/year for 2019 and 2020 (and a $5M buyout 2021) is a bargain compared to Davis and Pujols.

Pujols is STILL owed $97M....$28M this year, $29M in 2020 and $30M in 2021, and $10M "personal services" after 2021.
 
2019-03-15 03:12:59 AM  

LessO2: puffy999: LessO2: And here I thought Pujols was the worst current contract in baseball

Jacoby Ellsbury chuckles somewhere. "Hey I'm off the hook!"

/at least he should have an MVP award...

$21M/year for 2019 and 2020 (and a $5M buyout 2021) is a bargain compared to Davis and Pujols.

Pujols is STILL owed $97M....$28M this year, $29M in 2020 and $30M in 2021, and $10M "personal services" after 2021.


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LessO2: puffy999: LessO2: And here I thought Pujols was the worst current contract in baseball

Jacoby Ellsbury chuckles somewhere. "Hey I'm off the hook!"

/at least he should have an MVP award...

$21M/year for 2019 and 2020 (and a $5M buyout 2021) is a bargain compared to Davis and Pujols.

Pujols is STILL owed $97M....$28M this year, $29M in 2020 and $30M in 2021, and $10M "personal services" after 2021.


I guess I ignored how bad other max players were... I was more focused on a guy I went to school with who could literally buy the city he grew up in now. It still boggles my mind, that contract.
 
2019-03-15 02:09:14 PM  

LessO2: Deferred payments are not new, but deferred payments to this auxiliary air conditioning system is....wow.

That one year he made contact with the ball was enough to pay him for the rest of his life
 
2019-03-15 02:45:41 PM  
Now I'm trying to find the "worst" player who's got a career WAR per 162 games better than Davis's 1.9.

So far, I've got Milton Bradley, Marlon Byrd and Nick Markakis, all around the 2.6 mark.
 
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