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Step 1: Find a Box. Step 2: Is Chris Davis in that Box?

Over the past few weeks, Patrick Dougherty and I have been throwing lineup optimization regression models at you.  I introduced the decade old lineup model identifying run value on a positional basis and introduced a new model that identified runs batted in on a co-dependent positional basis.  Patrick then did a thoroughly best fitting of the new model and found that Chris Davis...
Via Camden Depot
9 days ago

WATCH: Chris Davis on recovering from injury this offseason

Chris Davis meets with the media for the first time this spring to talk about his hand and the Orioles' "win-now" mentality.
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kids Press Conference: Chris Davis and Darren O'Day

Chris Davis and Darren O'Day are a hilarious duo as they field kids' questions at the Kids Press Conferences at Orioles FanFest.
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Orioles' Chris Davis: Jose Bautista is ‘easy to dislike’

Chris Davis made it pretty clear on Saturday that he’s no fan of Jose Bautista.Bautista re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays two weeks ago after going a few months on the free agent market. There was some speculation that the Baltimore Orioles would have interest in Bautista, but that didn’t end up happening.Instead, Bautista will remain with Baltimore’s AL East rival, and...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Davis talks about his charity work

Chris Davis discusses his charitable involvement in Baltimore, as well as the Orioles' off-season.
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Davis, Orioles agree to seven-year deal

Chris Davis reportedly will be hitting home runs in Camden Yards for a very long time. The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a seven-year, $161 million contract with the first baseman Saturday, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported. Davis’ deal would be the largest in Orioles history. The O’s reportedly will be paying Davis for the next 20 years, too, as sources told’s...
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: A Possibly Troubling Trend for Chris Davis

Let’s face it — there’s no way not to feel uncomfortable about the Chris Davis sweepstakes. I’m not just referring to how the Orioles and Davis seem to be at something of an impasse. I’m not just referring to how Davis has to this point been unable to drum up much of a market. It’s just, this is going to require a lot of money, and it’s hard to know what Davis is going...
Via Fangraphs
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Davis is a free agent risk

Chris Davis is a man of prodigious strength. His efforts, or sometimes lack thereof, have been chronicled by FanGraphs multiple times. Since Davis’ first season with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, he leads all of Major League Baseball with 159 home runs, and only Edwin Encarnacion is even within 20 home runs of him. Just 10 players are within 50 home runs of Davis over the last...
Via Fangraphs
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Davis’ Dramatic Walk-Off Homer Wakes Up Sleeping Orioles Fan (Video)

Chris Davis made everyone’s decision to stick around worthwhile with his walk-off home run in extra innings Wednesday night. Well, almost everyone. The Baltimore Orioles slugger already had homered earlier in the night when he stepped the plate in the 11th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. He then uncorked a mammoth blast to center field that lifted Baltimore to a 7-6 win. Pretty...
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Davis and the Orioles hanging in the playoff hunt

 By Craig Edwards One week before the trading deadline, the Baltimore Orioles looked like a team that might sell, coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees and dropping the opening game of the series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Their record stood at 46-49 and, with 5.5 games and four teams standing in between them and the second wild-Card spot, moving pending...
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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