Mark Trumbo on Chris Davis' return: "Oh, it was huge" - School of Roch

When we last heard from Mark Trumbo, he had just been acquired in a trade with the Mariners in a deal that become official on Dec. 2. He was surprised by it, since he hadn't heard the Orioles mentioned as a possibility, and revealed his long-standing admiration for the organization. ... Read More
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trying to find the right answer for right field - School of Roch

As the Orioles attempt to figure out what they're going to do in right field, they seem more likely to go the platoon route to round out their lineup. This isn't exactly breaking news. It's been a strong possibility for a while now, especially after Chris Davis accepted their seven-year, ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes on Pedro Alvarez, position rankings and prospect rankings - Steve Melewski

Providing a few thoughts on a few different topics today: Is Pedro Alvarez still a fit for the Orioles?: Probably only in the sense that they could use another left-handed bat. But when Chris Davis re-signed, that put a real dent into the possibility of Alvarez as an Oriole - ... Read More
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Efren Navarro's arrival potentially impact Chris Davis? - School of Roch

The acquisition of outfielder/first baseman Efren Navarro from the Angels has raised a few questions in relation to the Orioles' motives for making the deal. Why a player who's regarded as a plus defender at first base? Should we read anything into it? I've heard a few theories tossed around ... Read More
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Angelos on Chris Davis: "He's an exceptional guy" (plus other notes) - School of Roch

As the Orioles continue their search for another starting pitcher and outfielder, they're much more comfortable with a lineup that includes first baseman Chris Davis. It wasn't easy, but they got the deal done, reaching agreement on a seven-year contract that totals $161 million - including $42 million deferred and ... Read More
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Now that the huge deal is signed, can Chris Davis live up to it? - Steve Melewski

So how will Chris Davis handle the pressure to produce now that he has signed what is easily the richest contract in Orioles history? No one has a crystal ball on that front. In three of his four full seasons in Baltimore, he has produced an OPS of at least ... Read More
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals are after Yoenis Cespedes

Jon Heyman of MLB Network is reporting the Washington Nationals have made a substantial offer to outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, one of the most sought-after free agents of this year. The Nationals have not commented on the report, but Heyman reports the offer is for about $100 million over five years. That would make it less than the $132.75 million over six years that Justin Upton...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Learning to Love the Chris Davis Contract

Two players, Chris Davis and Justin Upton, made big news this week with massive, long-term contracts. Davis re-signed with the Baltimore Orioles for seven years and $161 million while Upton put pen to paper with the Detroit Tigers for six years and $132.75 million. On an annual basis, Davis will make $23 million; Upton $22.125 […]
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Activity around Cespedes 'intensifying', Mets and White Sox interested

The Baltimore Orioles, who had reportedly offered a five-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, have instead signed Chris Davis -- leaving Cespedes out to dry.Or maybe not.According to Jim Bowden at ESPN, interest surrounding Cespedes is "intensifying."Jon Heyman followed up with a tweet confirming the interest, saying multiple teams are involved.A couple days ago, Bob Nightengale of USA...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  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...
19 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the sleeper teams for Chris Davis?

Things have apparently slowed down so much in the Chris Davis market that Scott Boras is trying to sell his client as an everyday outfielder. This, despite the fact that Davis has only played the outfield 71 times in his career. Prior to starting 29 games in right field for the Baltimore Orioles last season, […]
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter bluntly addresses Chris Davis contract stalemate

The Baltimore Orioles and Chris Davis have been embroiled in a lengthy and at times tense stalemate over a reported $150 million contract offer the team reportedly offered its superstar, free agent first baseman. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter bluntly addressed the impasse with some interesting comments about the kind of money that’s in play in the negotiations between the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles holding firm on $154 million offer to Chris Davis

The Baltimore Orioles are holding firm on their 7-year, $154 million offer to Chris Davis, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported the news about the O’s negotiations with the free agent slugger. Last heard, orioles were holding at 154/7 for Davis, but angelos wasn't OKing full-bore pursuit of gordon/cespedes/upton yet — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 6...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly seeking power bats for lineup

The biggest splash of the St. Louis Cardinals' offseason thus far has been the signing of free agent pitcher Mike Leake to a five-year, $80 million deal. With the spring training on the horizon, will the Cardinals attempt to make another deal happen?Prior to signing Leake, the Cardinals said they weren't going to make any 'dynamic' moves, but with one free agent in the books, another...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays lacklustre offseason is hard to swallow, but doesn’t knock them out of contention

Once again, it’s been a busy offseason in the AL East. Well, Most of the AL East, that is. The Boston Red Sox signed top free agent pitcher David Price to a stunning mega deal worth $217 million over seven years, and traded four good prospects for closer Craig Kimbrel. The New York Yankees filled holes, added two promising young bats, Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks, via trade...
Via The Outside Corner
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Blue Jays step up for Chris Davis?

Chris Davis, hitter of 159 home runs over the past four seasons, is having a harder time finding free-agent offers than you would expect. The Baltimore Orioles, the team Davis has hit all those home runs for, offered him seven years and $150 million. There were reports that the offer had grown to $168 million […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles make smart move taking huge Chris Davis contract off table

The Baltimore Orioles have taken their seven-year, $150 million offer to free agent first baseman Chris Davis off the table, a source told ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney. While it’s possible the two sides could resume talks and work out a deal, the team is exploring other options, a source said. “There’s a lot of rumors out there, lot of interest,” Orioles general manager...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles pull massive offer to Davis off the table

Winter Meetings wrapped up at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee with the Rule 5 draft Thursday. In the midst of a nearly guaranteed breakup with first baseman/outifelder/designated hitter Chris Davis, Dan Duquette, the Orioles vice president of baseball operations, shed minimal light on the situation, and talked about the club’s latest pickup. “A lot of […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Davis is not Greedy

Chris Davis just had a seven-year, $150 million offer pulled off the table by the Baltimore Orioles. That he did not immediately jump up and down, clap his hands gleefully, and pull out a pen to affix his John Hancock to a brand new, mega-deal has many calling him a greedy, good-for-nothing, human being. Same […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles Pull their Offer to Chris Davis off the Table

According to ESPN insider Buster Olney, the Baltimore Orioles have pulled their massive seven-year offer to first baseman Chris Davis off the table. This does not come as a major surprise, as the Orioles have a need to add a power bat, and there are few other realistic fallback options on the market. Orioles didn’t […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles offer Chris Davis seven year deal worth $150 million

Last season Chris Davis swatted a major league best 47 home runs. Now as a free agent the 29-year-old is looking to cash in as he is the biggest name available. Davis has been offered $150 million over season years by his former team the Baltimore Orioles. While the Orioles want Davis to sign quickly his agent, Scott Boras, is not inclined to be confined by time frames. “I don’t...
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles offer Chris Davis $150 million deal

The Baltimore Orioles reportedly have offered free agent Chris Davis a seven-year deal for over $150 million to try and convince the slugger to re-sign with the team. The question is: will that be enough. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports they offered more than $150 million to Davis, who led MLB with 47 home runs last season. ESPN’s Buster Olney says the offer was for around $150...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Can’t Wait on Chris Davis Forever

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, the Baltimore Orioles have offered Chris Davis a lot of money. Like a lot alot. After meeting with agent Scott Boras yesterday, it is believed that the club has offered Davis up to $150 million. Sounds like no progress was made in #orioles talks with Boras regarding Chris […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Rangers make a run at Chris Davis?

Back on July 30, 2011, the Texas Rangers sent Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter to the Baltimore Orioles for Koji Uehara. At the time, Davis was beginning to be viewed as a bit of a bust. The first baseman had always shown prodigious power in the Texas system, but was still failing to put it […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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